The Committee for Plaquemines Recovery facilitates
long term recovery efforts in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana,
by coordinating unmet needs assistance for individuals.
Local community leaders, faith-based organizations and non-profit
agencies came together to form the Committee for Plaquemines Recovery
(CPR) in November 2005. This is a diverse group of members, which
reflects the demographics of the parish. Member agencies invest
muscle, materials and/or money to the community’s unmet needs.
CPR mobilizes the collective resources of all their member agencies,
non-profits, and faith-based organizations in order to address
the unmet needs of those vulnerable. The residents assisted through
CPR have needs that cannot be met through traditional means (FEMA
assistance, Small Business Administration loans, Homeowner’s
and Flood Insurance, etc.).
CPR has adopted a model of disaster recovery that focuses on the
social and economic impacts of disasters on vulnerable groups.
Vulnerability increases the exposure of some individuals limiting
their ability to recover from a disaster. This view of disaster
recovery sees vulnerable individuals as highly exposed to disaster,
not in possession of adequate protection measures, and having limited
capacities to absorb and rebound from loss. Poverty, race and class,
geography, and environment have also increased
the vulnerability of certain individuals and communities within
our society to disaster.
Over $3,000,000, not including in-kind donations, has been given
towards rebuilding in Plaquemines.
The road to recovery in Plaquemines Parish is well on its way;
however it will take many years before completion.
The Committee for Plaquemines Recovery is committed to the parish
and looks forward to a bright future in the community. It is
our task that the recovery, rebuilding, and rebirth of Plaquemines
Parish continue by sharing the community’s story.
CPR General Membership Meeting is the second
Tuesday of every month.
CPR Executive Committee Meeting is the fourth Monday of every month.
CPR Executive Committee
For more information on how to donate, please call 504-564-0309.