About 30 local volunteers from Arthur J. Gallagher Risk Management Services and LUBA Workers’ Comp helped spruce up the Baton Rouge Youth house on Sept. 14.
This is the second year in which the team spent a day working on the house. The Gallagher and LUBA teams worked all day to paint the upstairs bedrooms, hallways, stairwell and foyer. The project was organized and led by Gallagher’s Heather Hughes and Ben Lemann.
Baton Rouge Youth is a home for adolescent females, ages 12 through 17, operated by Volunteers of America Greater Baton Rouge. These abused and neglected teens receive counseling to address and overcome trauma, emotional impairments and behavioral difficulties. The teens develop independent living skills to successfully transition into becoming productive citizens.
Representatives from Molina Medicaid Solutions in Louisiana visited the East Baton Rouge Council on Aging on Aug. 21 to donate more than 100 household items — including cleaning supplies, nutritional supplements and adult diapers — to local seniors as well as $1,000 to the EBRCOA.
Dr. Cleo, Molina’s cat doctor mascot, was on hand to deliver the donated items to nearly 50 seniors. During the event, Dr. Cleo led line dancing with the senior citizens. Karl Schnur, executive account manager of Molina Medicaid Solutions in Louisiana, and six volunteers helped deliver the donated items and joined in the dancing.
The $1,000 donation went toward the EBRCOA’s Meals on Wheels program and the fan and air conditioning drive.
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