The Louisiana Press Association has set up a foundation to assist newspapers which are adversely affected by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. The foundation board of directors will set criteria and oversee disbursement of the funds to newspapers which need assistance to continue operating while recovering the long-lasting effects of the hurricane. For many years, the Louisiana Press Association has considered setting up a non-profit foundation to help our member newspapers in times of need. Hurricanes Katrina and Rita further proved that need, said David Specht, Jr., publisher of the Bossier Press Tribune and LPA President. Tax-deductible donations may be made to: Louisiana Press Association Foundation, 404 Europe St., Baton Rouge, La. 70802. Over twenty-five Louisiana newspapers are still in the process of recovering from the storms. In the future, the foundation will be used for charitable and educational efforts.
For an interactive copy of the Louisiana Press Association Foundation application, please click here.