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About Us

Krewes for Karnival’s First Responders was founded in 2012 as a way for carnival krewes to show their appreciation for the men and women who keep the parade route safe and fun. Founded in 2012, Krewes for Karnival has raised over $550,000 for New Orleans first responders. Created as a way for carnival krewes to give back to the men and women who make Mardi Gras safe for all families, riders, and tourists, we are continuing the effort in 2023. Over the past eleven years, Krewes for Karnival has purchased fluorescent safety vests, a Firing Arms Simulator, blue tooth communicators, ballistic helmets, vests, Kevlar, carbon monoxide detectors, EMS bicycles, and much, much more. Krewes for Karnival’s success is owed to all the parading Mardi Gras krewes. Each year, krewes unite for this noble cause and generously donate through sponsorships, food donations, and auction items.


Krewe of Volunteers

Krewe of Freret, Captain
Robert Hjortsberg

Event Chair
Kellie Barnes

Daniel Morvant

Auction Chair

Cheryl Braud


Mike Atkins
Renae Atkins
Dana Blondiau
Kathy Brown
Scott Burst
Trisha Carlson
Danielle Champagne
Dan Kelly
Chuck Mengel
Adam Strickland

Tracie Smith
Jon Edward Taylor
Scott Timothy
Paige Vance

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