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  • After Toledo water scare, states ask EPA for help

    September 7, 2014 3:06 PM

    TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) - Algae that turned Lake Erie green and produced toxins that fouled the tap water for 400,000 people in Toledo are becoming a big headache for those who keep drinking water safe even far beyond the Great Lakes. But with no federal standards on safe levels for... more »
  • Grant will help with Iowa sewer problems

    August 16, 2014 1:11 PM

    IOWA, La. (AP) - The town of Iowa is taking a step toward fixing problems with its sewer system but officials caution much must be done. The American Press reported the Town Council has received a $330,000 federal Community Development Block Grant to upgrade the John Dale lift station. The... more »
  • Jindal orders state help to fix road through SU

    July 19, 2014 6:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal has ordered the state transportation department to help fix a main road through the Southern University campus in Baton Rouge. The road has been unusable for nearly a month. The New Orleans Advocate reports ( ) E.C. Harrison Road gave way when... more »
  • Woman beaten as toddler tries to help

    June 28, 2014 6:05 PM

    SALEM, NJ (KYW/CNN) - A New Jersey woman is recovering after a brutal attack by a former coworker, and the attack was caught on tape. The disturbing fight was caught on tape and shows her young son as the only person who comes to her rescue. Salem, NJ... more »
  • Nigeria refused help to search for kidnapped girls

    May 11, 2014 12:42 PM

    LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) - The president of Nigeria for weeks refused international help to search for more than 300 girls abducted from a school by Islamic extremists, one in a series of missteps that have led to growing international outrage against the government. The United Kingdom, Nigeria's former colonizer, first... more »
  • Firefighters see smoke, help evacuate building

    May 10, 2014 5:14 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The New Orleans Fire Department says firefighters were among people who called in what became a four-alarm blaze at a large house divided into 12 apartments. Firefighter Michael Williams says 11 residents were evacuated safely and the other two were away when the fire was reported... more »
  • Neighborhood asks for help with water system

    April 20, 2014 3:57 PM

    KROTZ SPRINGS, La. (AP) - City engineers will explore the possibility of connecting the North Wilderness subdivision to the Krotz Springs water system. North Wilderness resident Harold Taylor told the City Council this past week that the subdivision uses private wells for its water, and the quality is poor. Taylor... more »
  • Federal grant will help raise houses in Jefferson

    March 17, 2014 5:33 AM

    GRETNA, La. (AP) - The Federal Emergency Management Agency is providing a grant to help pay for the elevation of 16 houses Jefferson Parish. The grant covers about $2.1 million of the estimated $2.7 million total cost of the project. FEMA officials say elevating the homes will reduce the potential... more »
  • There's help if smokers want to quit

    February 18, 2014 4:48 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Smoking Cessation Trust may be the best kept secret in Louisiana. And its executive director, Mike Rogers, would like that to change. The SCT, which has been in operation for a year and a half, provides free medical, counseling and telephone support to some... more »
  • 773 LSU volunteers help spruce up EBR schools

    August 26, 2013 8:52 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Nearly 800 Louisiana State University students spent one of the last days of vacation in school - one of 20 East Baton Rouge public schools. The students were helping with jobs that were needed but low on the to-do list - work like painting walls... more »
  • Agency offers help to pay utility bills

    February 4, 2013 9:09 AM

    FRANKLINTON, La. (AP) - The Quad Area Community Action Agency is making funding available to help low-income residents of Washington Parish pay their utility bills. The Daily News reports the agency is setting up appointments with residents, who must meet several requirements to be eligible for the program. More details... more »
  • Teachers Ask for Help With Discipline Issues, Stress in Classroom

    November 7, 2012 11:41 PM

    With more than 140 arrests in Lafayette Parish Schools, and growing stress for teachers in the classroom, the Lafayette Parish School Board is turning it's focus to fixing disciplinary problems. Head of School Resource Officers(RSO), Sgt. Mark Francis, said the total number of arrests isn't out of the ordinary... more »
  • Acadiana Crews Head North to Help Restore Power After Sandy

    October 29, 2012 11:28 PM

    Crews from across the country are on their way to the northeast to help restore power outages caused by now Tropical Storm Sandy. They're even getting a little bit of help from Acadiana. At least two local companies sent crews to help areas hit by Sandy, CLECO and Entergy. ... more »
  • Delgado offers registration help to vets

    October 15, 2012 9:17 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Delgado Community College is offering registration assistance for the spring semester to students who are military veterans and their dependents. Representatives of the college's academic divisions and student services departments will be on hand this week at two sessions: - Tuesday, 2-4 p.m., Delgado West Bank... more »
  • Sheriff's painting to help fund dog park

    September 11, 2012 9:59 AM

    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Artwork painted by Caddo Parish Sheriff Steve Prator will be featured at an upcoming event set to raise money to establish a dog park in Shreveport. Prator's painting portrays Shreveport Mayor Cedric Glover as a giant being tied down by dogs - a reworking of a... more »
  • Aid to help Katrina-struck store re-open

    August 3, 2012 7:21 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A landmark New Orleans food store that hasn't re-opened since Hurricane Katrina hit nearly seven years ago is getting financial help as it works to make a comeback. New Orleans officials announced Thursday that the Circle Food Store will receive a $1 million loan from the... more »
  • Spirit of Acadiana: St.Joseph's Diner

    July 27, 2012 10:39 AM

    This week's Spirit of Acadiana is focused on the group of volunteers at St.Joseph's Diner. St.Joseph's Diner is a homeless shelter in Lafayette that serves over 150 meals everyday. They also house about 50 men at the shelter. There is a local teen group that decided to spend their summer... more »
  • Help Stuff the Bus St. Landry & Evangeline Parishes!!!

    July 25, 2012 8:50 AM

    St. Landry-Evangeline United Way would like the community to come out and help "stuff the Bus" for the children of Opelousas, Eunice and Ville Platte. There will be donation locations at WinnDixie in Eunice, the Opelousas school board office on Cresswell and City Hall in Ville Platte. This school supply... more »
  • Help needed for coastline project

    June 13, 2012 9:29 AM

    CAMERON, La. (AP) - A state coastal restoration organization wants at least 25 more volunteers to help install 9,000 feet of sand fence along a two-mile stretch of coastline west of Long Beach Road in Cameron Parish. Hilary Collis, community-based restoration coordinator for the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana, tells... more »
  • After Almost 3 Months, Flood Victims Still Need Help Repairing Damage

    June 1, 2012 11:13 PM

    It's almost three months since parts of Lafayette and St. Landry Parishes experienced devastating flash flooding. And still, many homes sit with water damage and the owners are left without the help they need to clean it up. "Behind this wall we know there's mold and mildew and that's... more »
  • Tornado Relief in Acadiana

    March 5, 2012 10:29 AM

    The 'Anderson' family in Duson are collecting supplies to help the hard hit areas of latest tornado disaster. They are collecting everything from bottles of water to clothing and also monetary donations. If you'd like to help please contact the Anderson family at : 337-873-4722 Or drop items... more »
  • Free Seminar to Help Business Operators

    February 29, 2012 11:13 AM

    The Louisiana Department of Revenue offers a free seminar to help business operators understand sales tax and other important business issues. The next session is at 2 PM, Thursday, March 15 at LDR's Lafayette office, 825 Kaliste Saloom. For details or to register, call (337) 262 5455 .
  • Welsh to Seek State Help as Crime Spikes

    February 11, 2012 1:32 PM

    Officials in this small town in southwest Louisiana are asking for state help in fighting a wave of violent crime that has killed three young men in less than a year. The American Press reports ( ) Police Chief Tommy Chaisson told the Town Council earlier this week that... more »
  • New Fed voters likelier to back help for economy

    January 24, 2012 10:59 AM

    NEW YORK (AP) - If Chairman Ben Bernanke decides the economy needs more help from the Federal Reserve this year, he probably won't face as much resistance as he did last year. Call it the changing of the guard. As the Fed's policy committee meets for the first time this... more »
  • Loyola to offer free tax help

    January 23, 2012 9:58 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Residents of New Orleans and St. Bernard Parish who need help preparing their taxes can get free assistance through a program offered by Loyola University's College of Law. The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program, set up to help those with low to moderate incomes, begins Monday... more »
  • Extra Funding to Help Homeless Vets in Rapides

    December 14, 2011 7:32 AM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - The Rapides Parish Housing Authority in Boyce will receive $99,117 to issue housing vouchers to 25 more homeless military veterans and their families. The extra housing voucher funding comes from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's Supporting Housing Program. The announcement of additional money... more »
  • Facebook Aims to Help Prevent Suicide

    December 13, 2011 7:15 AM

    MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) - Facebook is making it easier for people who express suicidal thoughts on the social networking site to get help. A program launching Tuesday enables users to instantly connect with a crisis counselor from the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline through Facebook's "chat" messaging system. If a... more »
  • Safe Kids: Things That Might Help Colic

    April 18, 2011 8:16 AM

    Dr. Scott dropped in and gave tips on things that could help with colic.. Things that might help: -Swaddling -Swings -Breast feeding -White noise -Car rides
  • Senators Want BP Fines to Help Gulf Coast

    April 15, 2011 6:56 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Louisiana's two U.S. senators have filed a bill to get 80 percent of the penalties BP faces paying for last year's oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico to go toward fixing the Gulf Coast. Similar legislative efforts have been unsuccessful so far. Sens. Mary Landrieu... more »
  • Acadia Parish to seek help for Rayne

    April 14, 2011 8:55 AM

    CROWLEY, La. (AP) - The Acadia Parish Police Jury is seeking the support of Louisiana's congressional delegation in helping Rayne acquire financial assistance stemming from tornado damage March 5. The police jury unanimously passed a resolution on Wednesday. Mayor James Petitjean (peh-tih-JEEN') tells The Advocate that The Federal Emergency Management... more »
  • You can still help the Kaylin Dugas family

    December 17, 2010 7:05 AM

    The holidays are upon us and one Acadiana family needs your help. We told you about Kaylin Dugas and her four children who last weekend lost all of their Christmas presents to burglars. Since we first ran the story our newsroom has been flooded with residents wanting to help.... more »
  • Help save Christmas for Kaylin Dugas of Rayne

    December 16, 2010 10:52 AM

    KATC viewers have inundated us with calls, comments and emails following the story of Kaylin Dugas of Rayne. Dugas says she came home on Saturday to find that her home had been burglarized. The single mom of four children under the age of 7 says someone broke in through her... more »
  • Acadiana Regional Development District provides a program to help start businesses

    November 1, 2010 4:18 PM

    Acadiana Regional Development District (ARDD) receives around $47,000 to help entrepreneurs start businesses. To reach ARDD, call 337-886-7782. Louisiana Economic Development in conjunction with Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services has allocated $425,000 statewide for the Microenterprise Development Program, which offers entrepreneurship and business training to create owner-operated... more »
  • Helping hands reach out to Opelousas preacher

    October 15, 2010 8:21 PM

    Monday afternoon, preacher Elton Sam picked up his phone. It was his neighbor. "She said that the house was on fire and there were four fire trucks." Sam said, "but the whole house was consumed at the time." Sam and his family lost everything but each other. His wife and... more »
  • Obama: Money Alone Can't Help Schools

    September 27, 2010 8:42 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama on Monday called for a longer school year for students and the removal of the worst-performing teachers as he sought to give a prominent boost to his education agenda. Asked in an interview if he supported a year-round school year, Obama said: "The idea... more »
  • Feds are to help NOPD Evaluate Murder Cases

    September 22, 2010 10:23 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police will get help from a team of federal agents in evaluating how the department investigates homicide cases and why the city's murder rate is so high. Superintendent Ronal Serpas asked the Homicide Technical Expert Team to come to New Orleans to help determine why... more »
  • Ike-Damaged School Districts wants Insurance Help

    September 22, 2010 9:51 AM

    GALVESTON, Texas - Some Hurricane Ike-battered school districts want state help in paying their higher insurance premiums. School district officials in Galveston County have had discussions with state Reps. Craig Eiland of Galveston and Larry Taylor of Friendswood. Eiland says the state should incorporate higher insurance premiums for school districts... more »
  • Feds to help NO police evaluate murder cases

    September 22, 2010 9:27 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans police will get help from a team of federal agents in evaluating how the department investigates homicide cases and why the city's murder rate is so high. Superintendent Ronal Serpas asked the Homicide Technical Expert Team to come to New Orleans to help determine... more »
  • Acadia Parish Crime Stoppers Needs Your Help

    August 30, 2010 5:02 PM

    Crime Stoppers of Acadia Parish needs your help to solve a crime. The Crowley Police Department is currently investigating 2 separate burglaries which occurred at Crowley Middle School. The first incident occurred July 21, 2010 and the second incident occurred August 23, 2010. During both burglaries, entry was... more »
  • Circle K Robbery in Lafayette

    August 16, 2010 1:55 PM

    Officers with the Lafayette Police Department responded to the "Circle K" 1803 Eraste Landry Road regarding an armed robbery. According to the clerk, the suspect entered the business at 1:30 a.m. August 16th and demanded the money from the register. The suspect was armed with a handgun and was able... more »
  • Shrimpers Eligible for Help

    August 13, 2010 4:33 PM

    Qualified Louisiana shrimp fishermen may receive up to $12,000 in cash benefits and obtain technical training under the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) for Farmers Program. This program is designed to help shrimpers in the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic adjust to increased competition through training... more »
  • UPDATE-Suspects Arrested

    August 12, 2010 12:36 PM

    UPDATE-Both Suspects were identified by caller who saw picture on news. Driver Ethan Hebert DOB 3/8/1993 from Lafayette, passenger Christian Leblanc DOB 4/20/1991 from Lafayette. Both arrested 8-13-10 and charged with Unauthorized use of a Motor Vehicle and Criminal damage to Property. Thanks for the assistance ------------------------------------------- Lafayette Sheriff's... more »
  • Lafayette Parish Teachers Learning Suicide Prevention

    August 4, 2010 6:04 PM

    Comeaux High teacher, Hilary Leblanc, said "I once had a young golfer who committed suicide and it was a traumatic event for me and the members of our golf team." Leblanc has seen the devastation of suicide first hand and says he never noticed any warning signs. "A... more »
  • St. Landry Crime Stoppers Needs Your Help

    August 3, 2010 11:53 AM

    This week St. Landry Crime Stoppers needs your help in solving an attempted burglary that happened near Eunice, La. On Wednesday, July 28, 2010. St. Landry Sheriff's Deputies responded to an alarm activation at Dr. Monty Heinen's office located at 3448 Hwy 190, East of Eunice. Upon arrival... more »
  • Acadia Parish Crime Stoppers Needs Your Help

    August 2, 2010 4:55 PM

    Crime Stoppers of Acadia Parish needs your help to solve a crime. The Crowley Police Department is currently investigating a burglary which occurred at the business of Fire House Café located at 723 South Parkerson Ave. The burglary occurred between the dates of July 17 - 18, 2010. ... more »
  • St. Landry Crime Stoppers Needs Your Help Locating A Utility Trailer

    July 30, 2010 11:26 AM

    Stolen from 228 US HWY 190 in Eunice July 25th, 2010 a 2004 STS 16 foot utility trailer, black in color, dual wheels, pull out ramps was stolen. Simmular to this picture. If anyone has information, call St Landry Crime Stoppers at 337-948 8477.
  • Crime Stoppers of Acadia Parish needs your help

    July 27, 2010 4:09 PM

    Crime Stoppers of Acadia Parish needs your help to solve a crime. The Church Point Police Department is investigating a burglary which occurred on or around the date of May 18th on Melissa Street in Murrell Subdivision. The victim of this crime was out of town at the time... more »
  • St. Landry Crime Stoppers Needs Your Help Locating Sara Beth Cart

    July 27, 2010 10:51 AM

    This week St. Landry Crime Stoppers needs your help in apprehending a wanted person. Eunice City Marshal's Office currently has 10 - Theft arrest warrants for Sara Beth Cart, total value of theft is $710.00. Cart is a White Female 5'-1", 120 lbs, 22 years of age. Last known address... more »
  • BP Selling $7 Billion in Several Major Assets to Help Oil Spill Expenses

    July 20, 2010 4:26 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) - BP PLC says it is selling several major assets to Apache Corp. for $7 billion to help pay the costs from the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. The proceeds will go towards a $20 billion fund to help pay cleanup costs and damages from the spill.... more »

    July 19, 2010 12:47 PM

    Lafayette, LA- Cypress Tees, LLC joined forces with America's WETLAND Foundation's Conservation Corps to help with the oil spill recovery. 30% of the proceeds of 'Bird of Paradise' t-shirt or romper sales will be donated by Cypress Tees to AWF's restorative planting efforts to begin rebuilding Louisiana's damaged coastal nesting... more »
  • Teens Help Rescue Driver and 3-Year-Old

    July 19, 2010 9:35 AM

    MONROE, La. (AP) - State police say two teenagers helped rescue a man and his son whose car ran into Cheniere Lake. Fourteen-year-old Chris Smith and 19-year-old Josh McDowel said they wish they could also have helped the man's wife, who died Saturday night. Troopers say 28-year-old Jessica Kelley died... more »
  • BP Giving Help To Stations

    June 29, 2010 12:37 PM

    HOUSTON (AP) - Oil giant BP PLC is floating a financial lifeline to the owners, operators and suppliers of the gas stations around America that bear its name and have been struggling because of boycotts prompted by the Gulf spill. The head of a trade group that represents distributors of... more »
  • Ex-FEMA Director Could Help BP Out of its Disaster

    June 28, 2010 8:19 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - James Lee Witt, America's go-to guy for disaster response, knows how to take an unpopular organization and turn it around. If BP hires the former Federal Emergency Management Agency director to help with community relations, it could further a makeover of the oil giant's Gulf Coast image.... more »
  • More of BP's Money to Help AG With Spill Lawsuit

    June 23, 2010 9:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Another slice of Louisiana's $25 million aid grant from BP will be used to help Attorney General Buddy Caldwell with his oil spill litigation. BP PLC gave Louisiana $25 million for cleanup and response efforts. Gov. Bobby Jindal said Wednesday he'll carve out another $5... more »
  • LA Department of Revenue open Saturday for taxpayers who need help

    June 14, 2010 11:19 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Louisiana Department of Revenue says its regional offices will be open Saturday for taxpayers who need help. Revenue Secretary Cynthia Bridges says individuals and businesses can get help from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., on a first-come, first-served basis. Taxpayers should bring all relevant... more »
  • The People of the Gulf Coast "Are Going To Need Help From The Entire Country"

    June 7, 2010 12:52 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is reassuring Americans that "we will get through this crisis" in the Gulf of Mexico but that it will take time and effort. Surrounded by Cabinet members, Obama and top federal officials were briefed on the government's battle against an unprecedented oil spill... more »
  • Catholic Charities Help Thousands of Fishermen

    May 25, 2010 9:03 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Since May 1, Catholic Charities has helped more than 4,600 people hurt by the oil spill. The Archdiocese of New Orleans said on Monday that as oil comes ashore and more fishing waters are closed, the church is looking at ways to help those communities. So... more »
  • 32 Cents Tax on Each Barrel of Oil to Help Finance Cleanups

    May 24, 2010 4:44 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Congress is getting ready to quadruple - to 32 cents a barrel - a tax on oil used to help finance cleanups. The increase would raise nearly $11 billion over the next decade. The tax is levied on oil produced in the U.S. or imported from foreign... more »
  • Supertanker Jet for Gulf Help Gets Waco Test Runs

    May 19, 2010 10:39 AM

    WACO, Texas (AP) - A 20,000 gallon supertanker plane that could be used to drop dispersant on the Gulf of Mexico to break up oil from a blown well has been doing test runs in Waco. The Evergreen Supertanker 747 spent time at Texas State Technical College, the same airport... more »
  • New Orleans Mayor Asks For Help With Troubled Police

    May 17, 2010 12:48 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - U.S. Justice Department officials are in New Orleans, where the new mayor has asked for help with a troubled police department. An assistant attorney general from the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division was sheduled to appear at a news conference Monday with U.S. Attorney Jim Letten... more »
  • Resources for Victims' of Bullying

    May 12, 2010 5:25 PM

    Being the victim of school bullying can make parents and children feel helpless, but there are places to turn to for help. Maxine Hamilton, the Safe and Drug Free Schools Supervisor for Lafayette, said “First thing I would do is go to an administrator and ask what resources... more »
  • Classes For Volunteers To Help Oil Spill Efforts

    May 12, 2010 3:30 PM

    BP is holding free classes this week at the Berwick Civic Complex for anyone interested in volunteering to help with the Gulf of Mexico's oil spill efforts. Two-hour classes will be held twice daily, Monday through Friday, at 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. Participants will be given an overview of... more »
  • 17,500 National Guard Troops to Help States with Oil Spill

    May 4, 2010 4:40 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Pentagon has approved the federal mobilization of up to 17,500 National Guard troops to help various states with the oil spill. Defense Secretary Robert Gates has granted requests to send troops of up to 6,000 by Louisiana, 3,000 by Alabama, 2,500 by Florida and 6,000 by... more »
  • Air Force Sends Planes to Help with Gulf Oil Spill

    April 30, 2010 9:14 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Two Air Force planes have been sent to Mississippi and are awaiting orders to start dumping chemicals on the oil spill threatening the Gulf Coast. Master Sgt. Bob Barko Jr. said Friday that two C-130s specially modified for aerial spraying were sent Thursday from the Youngstown Air... more »
  • Police Seek Public's Help in Identifying Vehicles in Lydia Robberies

    April 16, 2010 5:16 PM

    Detectives with the Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office were able to obtain a composite sketch of a suspect in the recent burglaries around the Patoutville and Lydia area. One of the suspects appears to be between 40 and 50 years old, black male. Witnesses have seen multiple vehicles possibly... more »
  • Federal grant to help LTC

    February 16, 2010 8:00 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A $4.8 million federal Recovery Act grant is expected to help area Louisiana Technical College campuses increase the local work force. The grant award totals nearly $4.9 million and will affect more than 700 students across the LTC Greater Acadiana region's campuses in the seven-parish area.... more »
  • CrimeStoppers of Acadia Needs Help Finding Hit and Run Suspect

    January 25, 2010 10:10 AM

    Crime Stoppers of Acadia Parish needs your help to identify a suspect involved in a Hit & Run investigation. Rayne Police are investigating a Saturday, January 9th, 2010 hit & run accident. The incident occurred at approximately 11:00 pm on Highway 35 South near its intersection with Betty Street.... more »
  • Acadia Parish CrimeStoppers Need Your Help: Stolen Debit Card

    December 29, 2009 10:24 AM

    Crime Stoppers of Acadia Parish needs your help to solve a crime. The Crowley Police Department is seeking the public's assistance to identify a suspect involved in the use of a stolen ATM card. The ATM card was stolen during a vehicle burglary just days before Christmas. Crowley Police... more »
  • Food banks go high-tech to help

    November 30, 2009 9:14 AM

    SEATTLE (AP) - Food banks are known for providing a helping hand to those who need it. But these days, those community pantries are getting a helping hand from technology. Food banks are taking advantage of things like databases, bar coding, GPS tracking and automated warehouses as they share their... more »
  • Lafayette Christmas Food Drive

    November 27, 2009 12:01 PM

    Nov. 27, 2009 - With just a few weeks remaining in the Spirit of Christmas Food Drive, more donations are needed to help the 16,000 families targeted to receive assistance this year. The food drive ends Dec. 22 in most areas. "Donations have been coming in steadily, but we... more »
  • High food demand, Low Supply

    November 24, 2009 8:52 AM

    One in every eight Louisianans can't afford to put food on their table. With the holidays upon us, those individuals are looking for help more than ever and so are the organizations that can make that happen. Second Harvest Food Bank statewide will provide almost 4 million fewer meals... more »
  • JC Penny and Salvation Army: Angel Giving Tree

    November 17, 2009 11:46 AM

    JCPENNEY AND THE SALVATION ARMY LAUNCH LARGEST ONLINE ANGEL GIVING TREE PROGRAM ( Launches Today to Help Children and Seniors in Need This Christmas) PLANO, Texas (Dec. 17, 2009) - J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (NYSE: JCP) and The Salvation Army are joining forces this Christmas season to... more »
  • Shoe Box Gifts Needed by Thanksgiving

    November 13, 2009 2:15 PM

    LAFAYETTE, La., Nov. 13, 2009-Today the Lafayette community is a picture of compassion in action-as families are working hard to collect thousands of gift-filled shoe boxes. Their efforts are part of Operation Christmas Child, a kids-helping-kids project that uses these simple gifts to let hurting children know that they are... more »
  • Red Kettle Volunteers Needed

    November 12, 2009 11:42 AM

    LAFAYETTE, Louisiana - The Lafayette Corps of The Salvation Army needs volunteers in the Lafayette, La. area this holiday season for its annual Red Kettle Campaign. The campaign collects funds to support local charitable services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for... more »
  • Hospice Compassus Seeking Volunteers

    November 10, 2009 12:05 PM

    Hospice Compassus is looking for compassionate, caring, and loving volunteers. Our volunteers give their time, talent and hearts generously and unselfishly - yet commonly feel that they receive more than they give. Volunteers can assist with a variety of activities - from listening, visiting patients, providing grief support, running errands,... more »
  • Banks to aid elderly veterans with crime prevention

    November 5, 2009 2:54 PM

    Jeff Davis Bank & Trust Co. has joined with the American Bankers Association (ABA), the Independent Community Bankers Association (ICBA), the Senior Housing Crime Prevention Foundation (SHCPF), the Armed Forces Veterans Homes Foundation (AFVHF) and the National Association of State Veterans Homes (NASVH) to ensure that 40,000 Veterans living in... more »
  • Second Annual Homeless Connect Links Citizens with Resources & Services

    October 29, 2009 10:33 AM

    In recognition of National Hunger & Homelessness Week, Acadiana Regional Coalition on Homelessness & Housing (ARCH), Lafayette Catholic Service Centers (LCSC) and the Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office (LSPO) will host its second annual resource fair, Homeless Connect: Linking Citizens with Resources & Services, on November 18, 2009 from 9 am... more »
  • Lafayette collects for Samaritan's Purse

    October 27, 2009 9:43 AM

    LAFAYETTE COLLECTS GIFTS FOR SAMARITAN'S PURSE AND THE WORLD'S LARGEST CHRISTMAS PROJECT Nov. 16-23: Lafayette Hopes to Gather 8,000 Gift-Filled Shoe Boxes for Hurting Children Overseas LAFAYETTE, La., Oct. 26, 2009-Christmas is arriving early all over Lafayette, as local churches prepare to serve as collection points for Operation... more »
  • Performers needed at Acadian Village this Christmas

    October 19, 2009 3:23 PM

    Entertainers are needed for the upcoming Noel Acadien au Village scheduled for December 4-23 in Acadian Village. The Cox Pavilion Stage is booked, but LARC still needs small groups for the AT & T Pioneers Chapel. Small choirs, gospel groups, acoustic bands, storytellers would be a great fit! Christmas... more »
  • How to Deal With Freeloading Friends and Family

    October 6, 2009 2:50 PM

    Mellody Hobson Reveals Warning Signs, Ways to Stop Financial Freeloaders .

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