Join NOLA 1st Platoon for our MLK Jr. Day of Service event in partnership with Sankofa.
We are very excited to be working with Sankofa and supporting them in the amazing work that they do in our great city.
The Sankofa Wetland Park, located at 6401 Florida Ave. in New Orleans’ Lower Ninth Ward neighborhood was developed by Sankofa Community Development Corporation in partnership with Sewerage and Water Board and City of New Orleans. Sankofa worked with a team of wetland ecologists and landscape architects to transform this area into a space for environmental education, relaxation, and recreation for all to enjoy. Over 300 Bald cypress and 200 Herbaceous trees have been installed with 81,929 gallons of water flowing into the wetland area. Over 400 invasive Chinese Tallow trees were removed from the site. To learn more about Sankofa visit their website at http://sankofanola.org/
We will be doing light construction and area beautification. No experience is necessary. We will have professionals on hand to guide you every step of the project. Children are welcome at this event. As always, lunch and refreshments will be provided.
What To Wear :
TMC Shirts will be provided. Wear Clothes Appropriate For The Weather And Closed-Toed Shoes. No Sandals.
What To Bring :
Bring A Positive Attitude And A Friend!
Inclement Weather Plan :
We Will Reschedule For Jan. 26, 2019
Certain host organizations, such as schools, may prohibit volunteers with certain types of criminal convictions from participating in a service project. Accordingly, The Mission Continues is requesting your consent to conduct a criminal background check in the event that your Platoon is engaging in a service project with a host organization that requires a criminal background check. By checking the box below, you authorize The Mission Continues to conduct a criminal background check.
If such a background check is required, it will be completed and used in accordance with applicable law. The Mission Continues does not automatically disqualify persons from Platoons based on criminal convictions. We want as many people as possible to have the opportunity to move forward in their lives through service, at the same time that we seek to protect the communities we serve together.