Evacuteer executes innovative emergency preparedness projects and trains New Orleans residents to assist in the event of a mandatory evacuation involving public art called Evacuspots.
Evacuteer.org annually recruits, trains, and manages 500 evacuation volunteers called Evacuteers, who assist with New Orleans’ public evacuation option called City Assisted Evacuation. The organization prepares and registers evacuees, ensuring their ability to evacuate safely and with dignity.
Evacuspots mark the pick-up locations for the New Orleans City-Assisted Evacuation. There are 16 statues installed out of 17 spots total. Each stainless steel statue is 14-feet-tall, weighs 800 lbs., and are meant to withstand 200 years of wear and tear. Designed by public artist Doug Kornfeld and installed in 2013, Evacuteer spearheaded the fundraising in collaboration with FEMA, the Arts Council of New Orleans, and the New Orleans Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness.
Photo: Amelia B.