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The Galatoire Foundation
donated $25,000 each to Boys Hope Girls Hope of Greater New Orleans and the New Orleans Mission on March 11. The restaurant's foundation raised the funds during its annual Mardi Gras and Christmas table auctions. Since 2010, the organization has raised more than $1.1 million through its auctions.

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Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries agents
rescued nearly 800 people, along with 120 dogs and six cats, as of March 14 following this month's floods along the Gulf Coast. Agents rescued 72 people on March 9, 199 people on March 10, 303 people on March 11 and 103 people on March 12.

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Louisiana
ranks dead last on social justice issues among all 50 states and Washington D.C., according to a recent JustSouth index from the Jesuit Social Research Institute at Loyola University. The report measured several factors, including household incomes, health care, education, employment and housing among low-income, immigrant and underserved communities.

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