Marking the 10th Anniversary of Katrina

August 29th is the 10th anniversary of Katrina and the levee failure that flooded New Orleans. Here are two things that you can do to mark the moment 10 years later and encourage your fans to take action.

1. Raise Funds. Share the Katrina 10 Fund and encourage fans to make a donation of any size. Proceeds benefit RPM’s partners like Gulf Restoration Network and St. Bernard Project, as well as others. These beneficiaries represent two important aspects of preserving New Orleans—protecting and rebuilding the wetlands and bringing remaining musicians home.

Sample Social Media Language (copy or customize and post starting now through next week):

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2. Uplift the Cultural Communities. From the earliest moments of Katrina and the levee failure in New Orleans until today, musicians have been a huge part of the response. Help uplift the cultural communities commitment to NOLA by posting songs and other creative responses to the events surrounding Katrina. Share directly from RPM’s social media pages over the coming week (Twitter & Facebook) or see below for sample social media language, images, and suggested timeline.

Sample Social Media Language and Timeline: copy or customize language and post with or without images (see below).

Starting 8/24 and through 9/2:

  • From the earliest moments of Katrina & the levee failure in NOLA until today, musicians have been a huge part of the response. http://bit.ly/1Kie5wQ

On 9/2:

  • “George Bush doesn’t care about black people.” KayneWest #10YearsAgoToday #Katrina10

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