The Oscar J. Tolmas Charitable Trust donated $40,000 to Ronald McDonald House Charities of South Louisiana, which provides housing at the Ronald McDonald House on Canal Street to families of pediatric patients receiving care in New Orleans. The donation allows the organization to buy a 12-passenger van to transport families and patients to their doctors.
UnitedHealthcare donated 100 Nerf gaming kits to members of the Boys and Girls Club of Southeast Louisiana. The donation is part of a nationwide campaign to get kids active through gaming. The health group will donate 10,000 Nerf kits throughout 2017.
Jeff Landry, Louisiana's publicity-hungry attorney general, called the New Orleans Police Department consent decree with the U.S. Department of Justice a "Hug-A-Thug" policy. Landry told the Lafayette-based news radio 96.5 KPEL-FM July 17 that New Orleans is "falling apart," black communities have "turned into war zones," and that Landrieu believes "global warming is what is causing the crime rate to spike."