Giving – Out to Lunch – It’s New Orleans
In 2005, many of us in New Orleans found ourselves in a position we could never have imagined. Homeless. Our place of work closed down. Our insurance companies refusing to compensate us. And our government largely useless.
Until then it was just a cliché. But the kindness of strangers saved our lives. And our city. It is no exaggeration to say that in those dire days New Orleans was resurrected by good people and charitable organizations.
Those organizations didn’t just spring up. Nor did they fade away. They’re in business and hard at work all the time for those who need them.
On this edition of Out to Lunch Peter’s talking to three people intimately involved in the Giving Economy.
Brian Kish is President of the Emeril Lagasse Foundation.
Non profit organizations count for a whopping 5% of the US Gross Domestic Product. They’re continuing to make a big difference in New Orleans.