Moving Forward Gulf Coast

Email: info [at] movingforwardgc [dot] org
Phone: 985-643-6186

MOVING FORWARD GULF COAST, INC. is a Louisiana based non-profit created in response to Hurricane Katrina and the subsequent devastation throughout the U.S. Gulf Coast. The founding of this organization was a collaborative vision of New Orleans native, Ron Hansell and Slidell native Colette Pichon Battle, who both made promises to their communities and families to help rebuild the Gulf Coast.

Moving Forward is dedicated to rebuilding a better Gulf Coast through the vision of its residents. By providing volunteer-based relief, Moving Forward strives for community empowerment and fosters collaborative efforts through community advocacy, training and creative programming.

Moving Forward fosters action that leads to change and provides information that leads to empowerment. By empowering residents to create and implement efficient, culturally relevant and customized solutions, neighbors will come together to build stronger communities and set an example for constructing a better world. (

Some of Moving Forward’s programs include:
** Match Makers for Justice: an advocacy project created by local Louisiana attorneys, public interest attorneys from across the nation and the Student Hurricane Network to pair displaced residents with law student advocates and provide information and technical assistance.
** Goodwill Gardens; ** Christmas on the Bayou;
** Small Business Support; ** Mold & Safety Trainings;
** Free School Supplies; ** Free Home Gutting and Rebuilding Help