LightHouse Middle School Boys Deliver “Survival Kits” To Shreveport City Police
As a gesture of appreciation and thankfulness, middle school boys who attend the Volunteers of America LightHouse after-school program at the University of Lakeshore Middle School and Broadmoor Middle School recently came together to deliver “survival kits” to the Shreveport City Police department.
“It’s definitely nice to have our kids interact with the police especially with everything going on right now in the media. Sometimes it paints a really bad picture.” said Corporal Corey Sullivan. “So for or us to come together in this way… this is awesome and very needed.”
The survival kits included LifeSavers to remind officers of the many times they have been one, Gum to help the department stick together, Smarties to give wisdom for making split second decisions, and Hershey Kisses to show love.
All of the officers were very touched and this simple act of kindness reminds all of us to take a second during this busy holiday season to say thank you, especially to those who keep us safe.
The LightHouse is funded in part by grants from The Community Foundation of North Louisiana and the United Way of Northwest Louisiana. In the 2015-16 academic year, 100% of the 741 LightHouse kids stayed in school, 2.87 was their average GPA, and 100% of LightHouse children avoided the juvenile justice system and teen pregnancy. For more information about Volunteers of America North Louisiana or to make a year-end donation, visit www.voanorthla.org.