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  • Donations sought for seafarers program

    November 18, 2013 10:16 AM

    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - The Diocese of Lake Charles Seafarers Center is collecting items for its Christmas "Away from Home" distribution to seafarers coming to ports in southwest Louisiana. Center director Deacon Patrick Lapoint says more than 800 bags of mostly convenience items were handed out during the program... more »
  • Acadiana Man Raising Money for Mission in Haiti

    November 13, 2012 6:24 PM

    A Lafayette man is asking for your help raising money for a mission in Haiti. He says another Lafayette native, Megan Boudreaux, inspired him. Two years ago, Boudreaux volunteered in Haiti to help in the aftermath of the catastrophic earthquake that claimed thousands of lives. She returned last year to... more »
  • Uniform Drive Outfits Nearly 600 Students

    August 8, 2012 6:22 PM

    Many students this week will head back to school, but some don't have basic needs like school supplies or uniforms. The Salvation Army put together a drive two weeks ago but as KATC's Chris Welty found out, the drive almost did not happen. I'm doing a lot to... more »
  • Donations Keep Search for Mickey Going

    May 23, 2012 6:46 PM

    The amount of donations to fuel the search for Mickey Shunick continues to grow. Volunteers said they are overwhelmed by the community support that keeps them going. Volunteer Margaret Bearb heads up the food donations; she can barely keep up with all of the donations flowing in. "Still... more »
  • Acadiana Helps Tornado Victims

    March 3, 2012 8:07 PM

    A massive storm system stretching from all the way down here in the Gulf, north to the Great Lakes leaves 38 people dead across five states. The past 24 hours have been filled with destructive, deadly weather for much of the country. Luckily we were spared here in Acadiana,... more »
  • Mardi Gras Beads Donation for a Good Cause

    February 12, 2012 5:51 PM

    Starting Monday, February 13, and continuing through the end of March, The Arc of Acadiana and Lafayette Auto Dealers Association (LADA) will be sponsoring a Mardi Gras Bead Drive. The campaign will kick off February 13 and continue until March 31. The beads will be collected, detangled, recycled and resold,... more »
  • Acadiana Food Bank Running Out of Food

    September 22, 2011 7:39 PM

    Representatives with Food Net-the Greater Acadiana Foodbank-said the food pantry is running out of food and needs your help. Lemel Jones, Food Net Executive Director, said the shelves in the warehouse are running low and she's worried about feeding the 3,000 families that depend on the food bank every... more »
  • Local Charity Helps Thousands in Africa

    March 31, 2011 7:47 PM

    Acadiana residents are reaching out to a struggling African country. Eric Wowoh lived in refugee camp for 14 years. He said, "I went through torture, beating and was forced to leave the country as a refugee into foreign countries were I spent half my youthful days." Wowoh was... more »
  • American Red Cross is still taking donations

    March 9, 2011 6:19 AM

    The Baton Rouge chapter of the American Red Cross is taking in all monetary donations for Saturday's tornado victims. The red cross stresses financial donations are the best option because that allows red cross to put the money exactly where it is most needed. The red cross is taking... more »
  • Abbeville Mothers Loses Husband and Home

    February 10, 2011 8:33 PM

    On January 14th an electrical fire claimed Debbie Loignon's Abbeville home and just days later her husband, Joseph Loignon died from heart complications. Loignon and her family are now living with a relative, and her husband's body is still at the Vermilion Parish Morgue. She says after the fire destroyed... more »
  • Haiti... One year later: donations down, not done

    January 13, 2011 12:19 AM

    It was exactly one year ago when a devastating earthquake struck Haiti. Millions of donations from around the world poured into the nation, but the country remains in ruins. However, some people in Acadiana hope to change that outlook. People like Ingrid Czichomski- owner of Euro Bread in Lafayette and... more »
  • Help out the Clark/Zavala Family who lost everything

    December 23, 2010 7:08 AM

    Today you can donate to a family who lost everything. You can donate from 12:00 until 2:00 at Edgar Martin for the Clark/Zavala Family. Donations of food and clothes are needed and Christmas gifts for children ages: boy 7 years, old, girls ages 10 and 11, gift cards and... more »
  • Families Ask for Basics for Christmas

    December 17, 2010 4:19 PM

    Holiday wish lists are mounting, and they're not just for toys or new appliances. 232-HELP says many Acadiana families are asking for the basics this year. Leigh Petersen with 232-HELP in Lafayette says they've been flooded with calls this holiday season with families asking for help. "They're looking for... more »
  • Food Bank Needs Donations

    July 11, 2010 5:21 PM

    Second Harvest Food Bank is asking for your support to help thousands affected by the crude disaster. The food bank estimates more than 47-thousand households may eventually need assistance because of the disaster. If you'd like to help, you can drop off non-perishable canned goods at 215 West Pinhook... more »
  • Vatican Posts $5.2 Million Loss but Donations Up

    July 10, 2010 4:21 PM

    VATICAN CITY (AP) - The Vatican has posted its third straight financial loss, registering a euro4.1 million ($5.2 million) deficit for 2009. The financial report released Saturday by the Holy See's press office listed revenues of euro250.18 million against expenses of euro254.28 million. Most of the expenses went to support... more »
  • Coast to Coast Benefit to Raise Money for the Gulf

    June 30, 2010 7:15 PM

    Tomorrow night, The Shed in Scott won't just be a restaurant, instead it'll be a place where you can hear from oil spill exerts in the community and be entertained by local musicians for free. Frank Fonnier, an Owner of The Shed, "We are getting people that are... more »
  • Chile's Need Hidden Behind Haiti

    March 2, 2010 2:06 PM

    Chile's earthquake brings a new challenge to the table at the American Red Cross. The current death toll is more than 700 and the number of homes destroyed more than half a million, but nonetheless American donations have been minimal. Chile's devastation seems to be hidden behind Haiti.... more »
  • Local Rotarians Send Tents to Haiti

    February 25, 2010 10:12 AM

    Shelter is one of the biggest necessities in life-- but often the most forgotten when people donate items to disaster victims. In a poor country like Haiti, those suffering do not have resources like FEMA trailers, so local Rotarians are sending temporary housing. "They're sleeping in fields, under... more »
  • Donations for Haiti, Doctors Say Giving Makes You Happy

    January 18, 2010 7:33 PM

    It's been almost a week since a deadly earthquake struck Haiti. Since then, communities are coming together and are giving in record numbers. Despite our nation's present economic status one doctor says we as a community are doing what's best for us. Psychologist Donna Aucoin says when tragedy happens,... more »
  • Call For Support Gets Answered

    January 7, 2010 6:09 PM

    The story of an elderly Lafayette woman having to tough it out through the cold touched the hearts of many in Acadiana. Emails and calls came pouring in. Many people made a donation at the Cajun Area Agency on Aging. "Lady living in a trailer busted windows and... more »
  • Supplies For The Needy Running Low...You Can Help

    January 6, 2010 6:51 PM

    Temperatures will be as low as they've been in Acadiana in over a decade. They're many people in this area who have no way to stay warm. A cause for concern--especially for the elderly and disabled. "People get chilled when they're elderly they get chilled and that... 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 »
  • Acadiana Outreach Center taking donations

    November 25, 2009 3:10 PM

    The Acadiana Outreach Center needs your help this holiday season. The center needs: washing powder for laundry coats new unwrapped toys new packages of men & women's underwear various sizes, medium and large cleaning supplies Remember the less fortunate and homeless when... more »
  • Newspapers needed for animal center

    November 18, 2009 11:32 AM

    The Lafayette Animal Control Center is in need of many items, especially with the cooler months ahead of us, however, old newspapers or towels for their four-legged residents would be much appreciated. If you or someone you know is capable of donating or maybe interested in adopting an animal... more »
  • Clean Out Your Freezer

    October 9, 2009 3:07 PM

    Lafayette, LA - The Outreach Center's annual Hunters for the Hungry food drive will be held on Sunday, October 11th from 10AM to 3PM. Local sportsmen and their families are encouraged to "clean out your freezers" and donate frozen processed game and fish from the 2008 season. Collection sites will... more »

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