Congratulations and THANK YOU to all who helped us educate our elected officials on the dangers associated with the location for the cold storage plant. Our emails, phone calls, yard signs and banners made such an impression that our federal, state and local elected officials along with the Port of New Orleans and Ports America worked together to find a better suited location for this important local industry.
We would like to specifically thank Senator Mary Landrieu for answering our call to find the necessary federal money for this relocation. Also, we would like to thank State Representative Jared Brossett for publically stating his opposition to this location. Additionally, we would like to thank all our elected officials that worked behind the scenes to make this relocation a reality.
We are very proud of our residents for coming together to protect our neighborhood. We are also very thankful for our friends in the Bywater and French Quarter who joined us in our cause as well as our friends throughout the city and nation who answered our call. Working together we proved nothing is a done deal.
It is impossible to thank all the individuals who helped make our campaign a success. We would be remiss, however, if I did not thank Barbara Katz, Frank Valls, David Peltier, Jesse St. Croix and Daniel Bugg for working with us in the very beginning to raise awareness of this issue in their respective neighborhoods. Thank you!
We have postponed our fundraiser so we can make it a celebration party. Be on the lookout for more details. If you would like to make a donation to offset the cost you may make a secure payment at here or send a check to FMIA Cold Storage, 535 Mandeville St, New Orleans, LA 70117 with Cold Storage in the memo field.
If you have a sign or banner you can either keep them up until the celebration or drop them off at United Hardware or 535 Mandeville Street for recycling.
Thank you again for your support.
Chris Costello, President