A celebration of lead-safe and healthy neighborhoods was held at Gentilly Stallings Playground in New Orleans, Louisiana on March 7. Four neighborhood homes were showcased following lead abatement. The event was a team effort coordinated by Dr. Trina Evans Williams, State Program Coordinator for Louisiana Healthy Homes and Childhood Lead Prevention Program and staff. Over 40 volunteers and 32 vendors participated. The event featured lead safety information, the LaHouse Mobile Unit, health and housing education, blood pressure checks, kid’s activities, food trucks, music, raffles, and much more.
National, state, and local sponsoring partners included La. Dept of Health, Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes, Lowe’s, LSU AgCenter, City of New Orleans, Healthy Blue, Habitat for Humanity, DePaul Community Health Centers, and Gentilly Stallings Knights.
Lowe’s was a major partner who helped with the lead abatement of the homes. They supported the event by providing volunteers, kid’s activities, as well as cleaning supply buckets containing spray bottles, gloves, cleaner, and wipes.
The LSU AgCenter and the LSU College of Agriculture