Cash Money Records, in partnership with the Johnny and Gladys Williams Foundation, donated 2,500 turkeys to New Orleans families at its 19th annual turkey giveaway Nov. 24 at New Home Full Gospel Ministries. The foundation (named after the parents of Cash Money founders Ronald "Slim" and Bryan "Birdman" Williams) also donated 1,000 turkeys and other canned goods to families in Miami last month.
Puentes New Orleans was awarded a $50,000 grant from the Entergy Charitable Foundation to support Puentes' financial services for families, including credit counseling, education for first-time homebuyers, programs for small business development and other services. Puentes has served the New Orleans area's Latino community since 2007.
LSU Health Sciences Center's Health Care Services Division can't account for nearly $6 million worth of equipment, according to a Nov. 30 audit from the state's Legislative Auditor. The report also says more than $15 million in equipment purchas- ed for the new University Medical Center in New Orleans wasn't recorded properly.