December 16, 2014 7:18 AM
BATON ROUGE - There are nearly 75,000 volunteers for CASA nationwide, including dozens in the Baton Rouge area.
The organization strives to help children find a place where they feel safe. Capital Area CASA needs your help to give that gift to more local kids.
If you'd like... more »
November 17, 2014 7:35 AM
BATON ROUGE - The month of November is Alzheimer's Awareness Month, with more than five million Americans living with the disease. Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge is working on groundbreaking research in an attempt to lower those numbers across the country.
"It's no surprise that November is... more »
October 24, 2014 5:10 PM
BATON ROUGE - The Ascension Veterans Association is in need of some help from the public to honor veterans and individuals in active service during their November parade in Gonzales.
Brent Gautreau and David McIntyre stopped by the set of our 4 p.m. broadcast on Friday to ask people... more »
July 15, 2014 6:07 PM
BATON ROUGE - East Baton Rouge officials formally welcomed more than 150 World Changer students to the city.
The World Changers are teenage students who travel throughout the country devoting their time to serve and help areas.
They are in Baton Rouge until Friday to help make minor... more »
July 15, 2014 1:14 PM
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... more »
July 12, 2014 6:51 PM
BATON ROUGE- BREC along with the Walls Project partnered together in an effort to complete another mural in the city.
A call for volunteers, with or without, experience in painting were encouraged to attend.
Around 200 volunteers answered the call.
Megan Simone, a native of Baton Rouge,... more »
May 19, 2014 2:09 PM
BATON ROUGE- LSU, along with a number of local law enforcement agencies and emergency personnel, will be conducting a full-scale emergency exercise on campus Tuesday evening.
LSU is looking for volunteers to participate in the exercise.
Officials say the focus of the exercise is to engage the university's... more »
May 2, 2014 3:37 PM
BATON ROUGE - A spokesperson from the local Red Cross said two volunteers are driving an Emergency Response Vehicle from Baton Rouge to Jackson, Mississippi to provide support to those affected by the recent tornado outbreak.
An American Red Cross Emergency Response Vehicle can provide up to 3,000 meals... more »
April 27, 2014 11:14 PM
BATON ROUGE - Faced with the same situation that hurt the LSU baseball team on Saturday, the Tigers responded in better fashion Sunday, breaking an 8th inning tie wide open with 5 runs in the bottom of the 8th.
The Tigers had not lost a game all year when... more »
April 26, 2014 10:49 PM
BATON ROUGE - The LSU baseball team watched a 7th inning lead fall through for the first time this season, as Tennessee rallied for 2 runs in the 8th and 2 runs in the 9th innings to top the Tigers 6-3 Saturday night.
Jared Poche' threw seven strong innings... more »
April 19, 2014 6:14 PM
BATON ROUGE - Volunteers were at Bayou Fountain Saturday cleaning debris out of the water.
For couple Bill and April Armstrong, the cleanup is important to them because they say something needs to be done.
"It's the world we live in and it's a garbage dump. It shouldn't... more »
April 6, 2014 11:24 PM
BATON ROUGE - The LSU softball team gave up 2 runs in the first inning and never recovered in their series finale against #2 Tennessee, falling 9-0 after winning the first two games.
Tigers starting pitcher Ashley Czechner was pulled after she gave up a third run in the... more »
April 5, 2014 11:14 PM
BATON ROUGE - The LSU softball team picked up its first SEC series win in style with an 8-4 win over #2 Tennessee on Saturday.
The Tigers (22-15, 4-7 SEC) started things off with an Allison Falcon RBI single in the 2nd inning, followed by a Jacee Blades RBI... more »
March 25, 2014 7:44 PM
KNOXVILLE, Tn. - The do-or-die nature of the NCAA tournament is nothing new to Tennessee. Tennessee (24-12) has been playing with virtually no margin for error since late February after splitting its first 14 Southeastern Conference games. That made the Volunteers primed for the postseason once they earned an NCAA... more »
February 9, 2014 5:00 PM
KNOXVILLE, Tn. - Authorities say Tennessee linebacker A.J. Johnson and defensive lineman Danny O'Brien have been arrested on alcohol-related charges and resisting arrest. The Knox County Sheriff's Office says 22-year-old Johnson and 20-year-old O'Brien were taken into custody late Saturday. Johnson, a first-team all-Southeastern Conference selection last season, was charged... more »
January 8, 2014 2:18 PM
KNOXVILLE, Tn. - A surprising first week of competition in the Southeastern Conference women's basketball team has left the league with no obvious front-runner. Tennessee and Kentucky, who have combined to win the conference's last four regular-season titles, lost their SEC home openers. Tennessee, the defending league champion, fell 80-77... more »
September 29, 2013 10:33 AM
BATON ROUGE - Dozens of volunteers renovated a transitional home Saturday as part of a service project for veterans.
Community members from Volunteers of America and The Home Depot volunteered their time to pressure wash, paint, and garden at the Garfield Transitional Home for Veterans.
The volunteers built... more »
September 21, 2013 6:29 PM
GAINESVILLE, Fla. - After starting quarterback Jeff Driskel was lost to a season-ending ankle injury, Tyler Murphy led No. 19 Florida to five scores in a somewhat ugly game, helping the Gators open Southeastern Conference play with a 31-17 victory over Tennessee on Saturday. Murphy had a 52 yard touchdown... more »
September 20, 2013 11:57 AM
COLORADO - Red Cross volunteers from Louisiana are helping victims of flooding in Colorado return to their damaged homes.
Six people were killed and an estimated 18,000 homes were damaged in the flooding that began over the weekend.
Eleven Red Cross volunteers from South Louisiana are in Colorado... more »
September 13, 2013 10:27 AM
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Tennessee coach Butch Jones says defensive lineman Maurice Couch has been ruled ineligible for Saturday's game against second-ranked Oregon.
Tennessee is investigating allegations Couch was one of five Southeastern Conference players to receive improper benefits. Yahoo Sports reported Couch received $1,350 from former Alabama defensive end... more »
September 11, 2013 9:06 PM
A report says five Southeastern Conference players received impermissible benefits during their college careers, including former Alabama offensive tackle D.J. Fluker. Yahoo Sports reported Wednesday that text messages and financial records show former Alabama defensive end Luther Davis was a go-between for NFL agents and financial advisers for Fluker, Tennessee... more »
September 11, 2013 5:46 PM
BATON ROUGE - Today, volunteers around the Baton Rouge area took time to remember those killed in the 9/11 attacks and show their appreciation to troops serving oversees.
The Capital Area United Way along with BASF honored first responding agencies and troops in downtown Baton Rouge. Volunteers stuffed care... more »
July 16, 2013 6:18 PM
BATON ROUGE - Organizers are ready to stuff school buses with donated school supplies.
WBRZ has teamed up with Office Depot and Raising Cane's to collect donated school supplies.
You can help by donating anything from scissors, notebooks, crayons and paper at the Office Depot on College Drive... more »
June 13, 2013 1:54 PM
GEISMAR - The Baton Rouge chapter of the Red Cross deployed volunteers today to help people affected by this morning's explosion at the Williams Olefins chemical plant in Geismar.
Volunteers are providing food, water and emotional support for workers and families with loved ones who were hurt in the... more »
May 29, 2013 3:23 PM
BATON ROUGE - Health officials called for volunteers to help support Louisiana in case of an emergency this hurricane season.
"Volunteers are the backbone of our response to emergencies like hurricanes," said Assistant Secretary for Public Health J.T. Lane.
DHH said Louisiana Volunteers in Action (LAVA) can provide... more »
May 21, 2013 10:28 AM
BATON ROUGE - Teams of Red Cross volunteers in Louisiana left today to help people affected by a devastating tornado in Oklahoma.
Red Cross spokesperson Nancy Malone said teams from Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Lafayette and Lake Charles all headed north early Tuesday morning with Emergency Response Vehicles.
... more »
May 17, 2013 5:02 PM
BATON ROUGE - The musical duo "The Thomas Brothers" stopped by the studio to talk about their community service events in Ascension Parish.
The pair was named Community Service Volunteers of the Year at Volunteer Ascension for inspiring others through their music.
The two are students at Southern... more »
February 28, 2013 8:40 PM
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Kamiko Williams scored a career-high 18 points in the final home game of her career and No. 8 Tennessee beat No. 13 Texas A&M 82-72 on Tuesday night to clinch its 17th Southeastern Conference regular-season title. Tennessee (23-5, 14-1), which had already wrapped up a share of... more »
February 11, 2013 3:11 PM
HATTIESBURG, Miss. - Red Cross volunteers from Louisiana arrived in southern Mississippi Monday to help with cleanup and relief efforts after a tornado this weekend.
The seven volunteers took three Emergency Response Vehicles to help provide supplies and feed people affected by severe weather Sunday.
The storms also... more »
February 7, 2013 10:18 PM
BATON ROUGE - The LSU Lady Tigers fell to #12 Tennessee 64-62 in the Maravich Center Thursday night.
Theresa Plaisance led the way for LSU with 20 points, 9 rebounds and 5 blocks.Biance Lutley also pitched in 13 points and 5 assists.
The Lady Tigers fall to 13-10... more »
February 4, 2013 2:39 AM
NEW YORK - Of all the images of Superstorm Sandy's destruction, the pictures that linger for victims are the warped, stained ones that sat on their walls and shelves. But volunteers scattered around the world are about to start digitally mending Sandy victims' personal photos. A group called Operation Photo... more »
December 28, 2012 2:15 PM
WEBSTER, N.Y.- Police say a 24-year-old woman has been charged in connection with the ambush slaying of two volunteer firefighters responding to a house fire in upstate New York. New York State Police Senior Investigator James Newell says Dawn Nguyen, of Rochester, faces a state charge of filing a falsified... more »
October 29, 2012 2:40 PM
BATON ROUGE - Volunteers, emergency responders and others from Louisiana are heading to the northeast to put their experience with hurricanes to use as Hurricane Sandy nears landfall.
Both Entergy and DEMCO utility companies have hundreds of line workers either on their way or prepared to join crews from... more »
October 4, 2012 10:39 AM
BATON ROUGE - Volunteers and city-parish officials along with Entergy gathered in East Baton Rouge today to make more than a dozen homes more energy-efficient.
Volunteers organized out of Istrouma High School fanned out into the nearby neighborhood this morning to make improvements at 16 different homes in the... more »
September 17, 2012 4:53 PM
SPRINGFIELD- Volunteers from North Carolina say helping people in Livingston recover from Hurricane Isaac is part of their mission. Greg Riggs with the North Carolina Baptist Men organization tells News 2 the goal is to give people hope through Jesus Christ in time of despair.
The group has been... more »
September 4, 2012 5:10 PM
MAUREPAS- Relief organizations like the Red Cross and Salvation Army, as well as local volunteers, are helping people deal with Hurricane Isaac cleanup in Livingston Parish.
The Livingston Parish District 9 Fire Station in Maurepas has been operating as a distribution site for the past several days. Lines of... more »
August 25, 2012 5:48 PM
BATON ROUGE- The Red Cross is working to break the language barrier during emergencies.
Today, several Spanish speaking volunteers learned how to set up, run, and close a relief shelter.
The volunteers told News 2 they're ready to put their training to work.
Reverend Carlos Rosales says,... more »
August 24, 2012 10:46 AM
BATON ROUGE - Red Cross volunteers in the Baton Rouge area packed up this morning to head to Florida and help prepare for Tropical Storm Isaac.
Nancy Malone said volunteers would help set up shelters. She said the team includes volunteers experienced with storms, including some who helped in... more »
June 25, 2012 2:52 PM
BATON ROUGE - A spokesperson for the Red Cross chapter in Baton Rouge said their volunteers are ready to assist Louisiana's neighbors affected by Tropical Storm Debby.
Nancy Malone said they met with state and parish officials and others in the Red Cross network to also check Louisiana's preparations... more »
January 15, 2012 5:33 PM
BATON ROUGE - A group of community volunteers made the home of a local senior citizen livable Sunday afternoon, after it was found full of mice.
A 76-year-old man was finally recovered after a bad fall and was ready to return to his home with the help of Homewatch... more »
August 23, 2011 5:36 AM
BAYOU MANCHAC- Crews in Asension Parish removed more than 39 tons of trash and a fallen tree over the weekend from Bayou Manchac.
Thirty one volunteers from Ascension and East Baton Rouge Parish participated in the two-day event and removed by hand over 15 cubic yards or 1.5 tons... more »
July 27, 2011 4:00 PM
BATON ROUGE - As the hurricane season begins brewing, the Red Cross is preparing to train a new crop of volunteers.
This Saturday the Red Cross will offer training statewide for people that want to help out during disasters like a hurricane.
"Volunteers are always moving, changing jobs,... more »
May 10, 2011 10:14 PM
NEW ROADS- In Pointe Coupee Parish, leaders are counting on locals to get people out as the water rises.
The sheriff was only calling for a hundred boats and volunteers to make up an emergency flotilla, but more showed because everyone wants to support each other, if needed.
... more »
May 2, 2011 6:33 PM
BATON ROUGE - Rescuers sifting through the rubble in Alabama will get help from 150 volunteers from Louisiana who made the trip to the storm-ravaged area today.
Among the volunteers are 25 firefighters that are part of the Urban Search and Rescue Team. State Fire Marshal Butch Browning said... more »
November 19, 2010 4:52 PM
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee coach Bruce Pearl has been suspended for the Volunteers' first eight Southeastern Conference games as punishment from league Commissioner Mike Slive for violating NCAA rules and misleading investigators. "I have been a very public advocate for playing by the rules," Pearl said Friday. "When you... more »
September 30, 2010 10:28 PM
One group has a good track record when it comes to finding homes for dogs that are abandoned. The organization that makes it happen wants to do even more. News 2’s Sylvia Weatherspoon found out why volunteers at YelpBR are on a mission to make a difference. more »
September 30, 2010 12:22 PM
(Photo Coutesy: Steve Franz, LSU Athletics Staff Photographer)
LSU defensive coordinator John Chavis is focused on beating another Southeastern Conference opponent this week.
That team just happens to be his alma mater and the place he spent 20 years coaching.
Chavis insists he's moved on and won't... more »
July 12, 2010 10:30 PM
Many people looking to help animals affected by the spill continue to run into roadblocks. There are plenty of Louisianans willing to help, but they just don't have the proper license to do so.
The State Humane Society wants to change that. After Hurricane Katrina, just about anyone who... more »
July 8, 2010 4:43 PM
When it comes to stuffing the bus, volunteers in East Baton Rouge are geared up and ready to go.
"When you light a candle in a child's life and make that difference, you illuminate your own life just as much as you illuminate the child's life," said volunteer John... more »
July 2, 2010 6:32 PM
Volunteers were the backbone of the military during World War II. Many of the best came from Baton Rouge. News 2’s Rob Krieger got answers on why one LSU student decided to sit in a cock pit instead of a classroom. more »
April 30, 2010 12:32 PM
Volunteers showing up in Venice, La., to help contain a massive oil slick are finding little to do.
About two dozen workers in hard hats and lifejackets are stuck on shore at a marina because of bad weather.
They came on small work boats, some carrying boom, ready... more »
March 8, 2010 11:33 AM
A group of doctors and volunteers returned to Louisiana after treating hundreds of patients at an orphanage near Port-Au-Prince, Haiti. On average they treated 100 people a day with injuries, infections, and malnutrition. The Baton Rouge Neuromedical Center Surgical Hospital donated $5,000 in medical supplies for the trip. Dr. Martin... more »
March 3, 2010 5:35 AM
Hatiti native and professor Jean Montes along with students and volunteers will soon deliver musical instruments to the earthquake-devastated Holy Trinity School of Music. The group, with the support of the Greater New Orleans Youth Orchestra, is organizing a massive effort to collect musical instruments from individuals who no longer... more »
January 26, 2010 8:10 PM
If you volunteered last year in your community raising money, collecting food or tutoring children, you were among the 64.3 million Americans who did. A report by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics shows a million and a half more people volunteered at least once between September 2008 and September... more »
January 18, 2010 11:28 AM
Hundreds of people took part in community service projects in Baton Rouge honoring the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
City Year Louisiana and the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center on Gus Young Avenue partnered for what they called a "day ON, not a day off."
Volunteers... more »
January 15, 2010 12:38 PM
ESPN is reporting that Louisiana Tech football coach Derek Dooley is a top candidate to be Tennessee's new head coach.
An announcement could be made by Tennessee officials as early as Friday, according to ESPN. A source also told ESPN.com that a deal is not finalized and that Houston's... more »
December 31, 2009 4:15 PM
A homeowner in East Feliciana Parish believes a lack of manpower at the volunteer fire department contributed to flames causing extensive damage to her home this month.
Her house is less than a block away from the Wilson Fire Department.
"The most upsetting thing is the volunteer fire... more »
December 25, 2009 1:50 PM
The annual Christmas dinner at St. Vincent de Paul was held Friday for the poor and homeless in the Baton Rouge areas. Volunteers served up hot meals to hundreds at the St. Vincent de Paul dining hall. Members of the society say their homeless shelters for men, women and children... more »
November 25, 2009 3:59 PM
Volunteers around Baton Rouge are giving back to those in need on Thanksgiving.
Holiday Helpers volunteers already started preparations for the big feast, which will be held on Thanksgiving Day. Cooks spent the day preparing food, including 50 turkeys. Hundreds of people are expected to be served from 11... more »
November 19, 2009 10:13 AM
Children who mail letters to the North Pole probably won't get a response from Santa or his helpers this year. The U.S. Postal Service is dropping a popular effort begun in 1954 in the small town of North Pole, in Alaska's interior, where volunteers reply to around 150,000 letters addressed... more »
September 12, 2009 10:56 AM
Update: Rubble from the World Trade Center was carefully guarded in Livingston Parish, for more than a year. A group of volunteers in Walker used the metal to craft two September 11th Memorial Plaques for victims of the attacks. Wood from a shrimp boat destroyed in Hurricane Katrina was also... more »
September 11, 2009 2:56 PM
UPDATE: Rubble from the World Trade Center and wood from a shrimp boat destroyed in Hurricane Katrina are being used to make two September 11th Memorial Plaques. A group of Walker volunteers took time out to craft the plaques. One will be placed on the USS New York - the... more »
September 11, 2009 10:07 AM
A group of volunteers in Walker are handcrafting two September 11th memorial plaques to honor victims of the attacks. The plaques are being made with debris from the World Trade Center. One will go aboard the USS New York. The other will be placed at a memorial site in New... more »