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The New Orleans Police Department
(NOPD) distributed new toys and meals to more than 500 New Orleans students during the 2015 holiday season. NOPD's Sixth District also hosted its 10th annual Christmas in the Sixth event, handing out new bicycles to 150 students in Central City.


The New Orleans Fire Department
(NOFD) donated $4,000 each to the American Cancer Society and Susan G. Komen New Orleans in December. NOFD raised $8,000 for breast cancer research and support organizations through sales of its breast cancer awareness T-shirts.


is the unhealthiest state in the U.S., unseating Mississippi for the No. 50 spot in the 2015 edition of the United Health Foundation's annual America's Health Rankings. The December report notes Louisiana is among the worst states for high rates of smoking, obesity and children living in poverty.

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