Officials from Lake Providence held a round table about domestic violence on Saturday. Survivors, judges and other officials answered questions and taught community members the signs and resources available to help fight it.
B.R.I.D.G.E., a Monroe nonprofit, held a back to school giveaway at the Monroe Civic Center Saturday.Around 100 backpacks were handed out to kids. Each was filled with school supplies like pencils, paper, and even masks.
Gov. John Bel Edwards is questioning why Louisiana must pay a portion of the costs to use the state’s National Guard in coronavirus response work if the federal government is picking up the full tab in some other states.
The “Frontline Drive-in” movie theater makes its return to the Hixson Autoplex in Monroe on Saturday. 25 percent of the proceeds from ticket sales will go towards personal protective equipment for essential workers.
Thanks to funds raised from the 2 Cars 2 Winners Raffle, the St. Francis Foundation was able to donate money toward remodeling and moving the PICU and building a new 10-bed ICU unit. Staff at the hospital say without those extra ten beds, they would not have had as much room to take care of patients during the COVID-19 pandemic.