The true Spirit of New Orleans is in it’s people. We are a diverse crowd, but we have two things in common: we can cook and we like to EAT! After the horrible events that took place on September 11, 2001 in New York, a group of native New Orleanians felt compelled to help. Over $29,000 was raised for the American Red Cross, but Shawn Bradley and his family felt like it just wasn’t enough. What can New Orleans do to help? Well, we can COOK and from this idea, the Gumbo Krewe was born!
The caravan took off for New York, where they set up shop on the streets of NYC and served thousands of rescue workers a bowl of hot and spicey New Orleans Seafood Gumbo….from our City to yours. In August of 2005, Hurricane Katrina ravaged our City and once again, the Gumbo Krewe went back into action serving volunteers from around the Country.
The Gumbo Krewe is a positive example of how New Orleanians are proud to “pay it forward.” And that’s one reason that I am proud to call it HOME.