Employees from Lowes Home Improvement Stores Make Significant Improvements to Bossier LightHouse site
More than 30 employees from our three local Lowes Home Improvement stores in Bossier City and Shreveport teamed up to repair, paint and improve the Volunteers of America’s LightHouse site in Bossier City.
Volunteer projects throughout the two workdays included:
- Painting classrooms and work areas
- Installing donated light fixtures and toilets
- General deep cleaning
Gwendolyn Samuels, Human Resource Manager at Store #1813 located on Airline Drive in Bossier City, spoke about the project, “We felt this was something very beneficial to the community and to the children who benefit from this program, so we took this upon our stores to combine together and do this special project for these children. Children are our future.” Samuels continued, “Lowe’s is a company that feels very strongly about doing things for the community.”
Since 1989, Volunteers of America North Louisiana has been providing academic support, family services and cultural experiences to children and their families through the LightHouse program. The program operates during out-of-school hours and in the summer providing students and families with academic support and wrap around services with the goal of improving academic performance.
The LightHouse program is funded in part by the Community Foundation of North Louisiana and the United Way of Northwest Louisiana. Volunteers of America North Louisiana estimates over 700 children will benefit from the LightHouse program and services in the 2018-19 academic year.