The Louisiana Lottery Corporation applauds efforts by the Our Home, Louisiana Coalition to serve residents affected by the Gulf Coast oil spill.  During the summer, the coalition will host a series of free "Coastal Care Fairs" designed to bring employment information, health resources and other assistance to those affected by the Gulf Coast crisis.

Our Home, Louisiana Coalition is a partnership founded by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana and supported by nearly a dozen agencies on the state and national level.  These organizations are working to improve the health and welfare of residents affected by the oil spill.

Coastal Care Fairs will offer a variety of free services:

Health screenings
Employment information
Social services programs
Stress management & wellness workshops
Mental health counseling
Public health information
Hurricane preparedness tips
Children's programs
Collection barrels for food, clothing & books

There are 12 Coastal Care Fairs scheduled for the summer.  Here are some of the upcoming fairs:

July 12:  New Orleans, LA
New Orleans Public Library, Martin Luther King Branch
1611 Caffin Ave.
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

July 13:  Morgan City, LA
Morgan City Municipal Auditorium
728 Myrtle St.
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

July 27:  Houma, LA
Terrebonne Parish Library, East Houma
778 Grand Caillou Rd.
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

July 30:  Boothville, LA
Boothville-Venice Elementary School
1 Oiler Dr.
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

For more information or a complete listing of all upcoming Coastal Care Fairs, click here or visit