Mayor Holden welcomes World Changers volunteers
BATON ROUGE - Mayor "Kip" Holden welcomed nearly 200 student volunteers with the World Changers program to the Baton Rouge area on Tuesday with a press conference and a visit to the site where the volunteers will make their contribution.
The faith-based World Changers program gives teens a chance carry out a week of kind works for elderly and disadvantaged residents in the capital city.
The volunteers will set up camp at Florida Boulevard Baptist Church as they contribute to the community. One of the first homes to benefit was on Mason Avenue, where volunteers will do much-needed repair work over the next week.
The effort, sponsored by the Mayor's Office, the Mayor's Project Office and the Mayor's Office of Community Development, will encompass minor repairs for 35 homes in the area with all work performed by World Changers volunteers.