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  • BREC dedicates trail marker to community leader Fred Benton Jr.

    June 12, 2017 1:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - BREC has partnered with Friends of Hilltop Arboretum and the Bartram Trail Conference to dedicate a Bartram Trail mile marker to Fred Benton Jr., a former community leader in the Baton Rouge area. Benton was the bond attorney for the City for Baton Rouge for over... more »
  • RAX volunteers clean up Sweet Olive Cemetery Play Video

    January 14, 2017 10:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - With machetes and weed eaters in hand, a group of volunteers took on the job of cleaning Sweet Olive Cemetery in Baton Rouge. “It’s so much tradition here. So much hidden beauty,” volunteer Richard Slaughter said. “We just took it as our job to expose it.”... more »
  • Hundreds help deliver hot meals to flood victims

    November 19, 2016 8:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Volunteers came by the hundreds to help flood victims in need of a hot meal for Thanksgiving. The Healing Place Church is on a mission to provide 10,000 holiday meals to flood victims and more than 1,400 bags of groceries. The church was hoping to... more »
  • Holiday Helpers to host 30th annual Thanksgiving dinner; volunteers welcome

    November 16, 2016 5:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Holiday Helpers of Baton Rouge will host is 30th annual Thanksgiving Together dinner at the Raising Cane's River Center. Meals will be served on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 24, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Those who wish to volunteer should show up ready to help on Wednesday,... more »
  • Cajun Army needs volunteers to answer the call Play Video

    October 23, 2016 8:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE – About two dozen soldiers with the Cajun Army gathered for a prayer vigil at the State Capitol Sunday. The soldiers say they are looking for direction in their effort to help flood victims in need. Crews spent the day in French Settlement gutting the home of... more »
  • More than a million in donations unloaded at Cortana Mall for flood victims Play Video

    October 19, 2016 10:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Volunteers spent the day unloading more than a million dollars worth of donations, going towards flood victims at an event next Thursday. Three to four stores worth of clothes, shoes, toys, cribs and other items were brought to the mall through a special program created by two... more »
  • Where to volunteer in Louisiana this weekend (Aug. 26-28)

    August 26, 2016 11:13 AM

    BATON ROUGE - There's still plenty of work to be done in Louisiana after historic flooding destroyed thousands of homes and businesses. A large portion of that will be done by volunteers. If you can spare the time, please consider the following volunteer opportunities this weekend. LOOKING TO... more »
  • Albany church giving out free items for flood victims Thursday

    August 25, 2016 12:04 PM

    ALBANY – Volunteers and church officials of the Blood River Baptist Church in Albany will be assisting flood victims on Thursday afternoon. Volunteers will be giving out basic need items such as all household essentials, clothes, food and water. Items will be placed in boxes for those receiving them... more »
  • Salvation Army releases stats from Cortana flood relief center

    August 24, 2016 12:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Salvation Army says 69 volunteers put in more than 335 hours of work at the organization’s Cortana Mall donation site in a statistics report released on Wednesday. The site has provided support, cleaning supplies, food and water for victims of recent catastrophic flooding in the... more »
  • Have horse experience? Volunteers needed at Lamar Dixon shelter

    August 17, 2016 4:12 PM

    GONZALES - Volunteers are needed at the Lamar Dixon Expo Center in Gonzales where many residents of Ascension Parish have brought their animals along after flooding displaced them from their homes. The expo center made emergency stalls available for horses that were displaced during the storm, and extra volunteers... more »
  • Medical volunteers still needed at Celtic Media shelter

    August 16, 2016 9:17 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Medical volunteers are still wanted at the Celtic Media Centre shelter off Airline Highway Tuesday. The soundstage and production facility was converted into a shelter over the weekend as historic flooding thrust many residents of the area out of their homes. By the time Sunday evening... more »
  • LSU baseball continues win streak with game two win over Tennessee

    May 14, 2016 9:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The LSU Tigers baseball team continued its winning streak Saturday, topping Tennessee 11-3 in game two of the series. The Tigers have won seven straight games, with five consecutive SEC contests. LSU baseball improved to 35-16 overall and 16-10 in Southeaster Conference play. The Tigers... more »
  • Volunteers clean up Terrebonne Parish waterways

    March 21, 2016 9:20 AM

    HOUMA - Along the banks of Lake Houmas and Bayou Petit Caillou, volunteers found tires, a golf club, cigarette butts, fast-food trash, vodka bottles and a pair of underwear. It was the first time the Wetlands Discovery Center had organized a Terrebonne Parish Bayou Cleanup. Executive director Jonathan Foret said... more »
  • Red Cross to offer training opportunities for much-needed volunteers

    January 13, 2016 11:33 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The American Red Cross in Louisiana has put out a call looking for volunteers as the nonprofit ramps up efforts to prepare for flood threats resulting from winter storms. “While we urge our neighbors living in communities threatened by these floodwaters to keep informed about conditions... more »
  • Tennessee routs No. 12 Northwestern 45-6 in Outback Bowl

    January 1, 2016 3:53 PM

    TAMPA, Fla. - Joshua Dobbs threw for 166 yards and ran for two touchdowns Friday, helping Tennessee cap its best season in eight years with a 45-6 rout of No. 12 Northwestern in the Outback Bowl. Dobbs scored on runs 14 and 18 yards, while Jalen Hurd ran for 130... more »
  • 3 Capital Area volunteers join Red Cross relief efforts in Missouri

    December 30, 2015 12:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The American Red Cross is deploying three volunteers from the Capital Area at noon Wednesday to help with relief efforts necessary due to extensive flooding in Missouri. The departure of the trio brings the total number of relief volunteers from the Louisiana Region of the Red... more »
  • Volunteers to work at the USS KIDD all weekend Play Video

    October 23, 2015 6:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - About 30 volunteers, including veterans from across the country are giving their time for four days to putting in maintenance work on the USS KIDD. It's all a part of Fall Field Days that has been happening every year at the Kidd since 1996. Workers... more »
  • Volunteers pitch in to help ATV crash survivor Play Video

    August 21, 2015 7:53 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Volunteers surprised a Denham Springs boy who nearly died in an ATV wreck with a project to help him get around at home. The volunteers from Turner Industries and Rebuilding Together Baton Rouge built two-year-old Brantly Williams a wheelchair ramp so he can easily get in... more »
  • Volunteers hand out water to school kids during heat

    August 12, 2015 7:46 PM

    BAKER - Beating the heat in Baker meant passing out bottles of water to kids coming home from school. It's part of an initiative called "Stay Hydrated in Baker." Jerri Williams is one of several volunteers giving out the water. Her group is worried children won't heed warnings... more »
  • Sweet Olive cemetery scheduled to get cleaned Play Video

    July 29, 2015 6:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sweet Olive Cemetery is set to get some much needed attention in the next month and a half. The Sweet Olive Cemetery board told News 2 that East Baton Rouge parish prison inmates are schedule to clean up the graveyard in September. Neighbors who live... more »
  • Downtown Baton Rouge gets cleaned up

    May 16, 2015 3:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Dozens showed up to clean downtown Baton Rouge, Saturday morning. The effort was as a result of a partnership between Keep Baton Rouge Beautiful and The Baton Rouge Lodging Association. "It impacts the economic development of our city. It impacts the tourists that come to... more »
  • Tigers Claim First Road Series at Tennessee with 7-4 Win

    April 11, 2015 11:13 PM

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - After taking the first game of the weekend on Friday, the No. 1 LSU softball team was on the cusp of doing something it had never done before on Saturday, and after scoring four runs early, produced some insurance scores late in holding off the No. 11... more »
  • St. George organizers racing to get signatures Play Video

    April 1, 2015 6:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Backers of a new city in East Baton Rouge Parish are pushing hard for more signatures while a make-or-break deadline looms closer. The group got word two days ago their petition to ask voters to incorporate the City of St. George is more than 2,600 signatures... more »
  • American Red Cross searching for volunteers this March Play Video

    March 18, 2015 7:07 AM

    BATON ROUGE- March is American Red Cross month. News 2's Rebecca Buchanan met up with some volunteers from the organization to find out what they do and how other people can get involved. Red Cross volunteers often arrive at the scene of accidents shortly after firefighters and other first... more »
  • Baton Rouge cemetery gets some much needed attention Play Video

    February 7, 2015 7:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A cemetery is getting a face lift with the help of local organizations. The Lutheran Cemetery, on Eddie Robinson, Sr. Avenue was flooded with people trying to make a difference. The Trinity Lutheran Church and Friends of City Park sponsored a community wide clean up,... more »
  • Everyone leaves full at St. Vincent de Paul on Christmas Play Video

    December 25, 2014 5:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - St. Vincent de Paul served around eight hundred meals on Christmas. Nearly 200 volunteers showed up to help pass out gifts to adults and children in addition to serving people. "It's nice. It's good that they did that for us. For everybody...so everybody could eat.... more »
  • Capital Area CASA searching for more volunteers Play Video

    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 »
  • Pennington looking for volunteers for dementia, Alzheimer's research Play Video

    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 »
  • Ascension Veterans Day Parade needs volunteers Play Video

    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 »
  • Mayor Holden welcomes World Changers volunteers

    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 »

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