Volunteer Ascension recently held its 11th Annual Make A Difference Day.

Volunteer Ascension recently held its 11th Annual Make A Difference Day.

Projects were held in Ascension Parish throughout the year until National Make A Difference Day occurred on Oct. 25.

Volunteers totaling 116, donated 745 hours of their time to improve their community, relieve some lucky citizens from their tasks, and impact the lives of elderly and those in need.

Projects included: a wheelchair ramp and Eagle Scout project, a book and magazine drive, parent-relief at high school football homecoming games, Halloween party for war veterans, food assistance and a sock drive for the elderly. Participating in these projects were AARP Chapter 1449, Graceworks Church, Shell Chemical and Shell S.E.R.V.E., Boy Scout Troop 65, V.F.W Auxiliary and United Community Bank volunteers.

“We sincerely appreciate the volunteers for their selfless acts of servic, said Audrey Boudreaux, executive director of Volunteer Ascension. “I know the people served are extremely impacted by the difference these projects make in their lives. These volunteers should be proud of the difference they make.”

Volunteer Ascension is a local not-for-profit service organization that strives to positively impact the needs of Ascension Parish by promoting and developing volunteerism.

The organization touches an estimated 13,800 individuals in our community through its volunteer based programs such as Community Services, School Tools, School Uniforms, Make A Difference Day, and ConnecTeens. Our Patrons are Parish of Ascension, Atmos Energy, BASF Corporation, EATEL and Whitney National Bank. Volunteer Ascension is a member of the Points of Light Institute with Hands on Network and receives funding from the community and local private sector.