News Releases

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  • November 16, 2018

    Veterans Corps Pinning Ceremony Held in Mandeville

    Volunteers of American Southeast Louisiana recently hosted a special Veterans Corps Pinning Ceremony and breakfast to honor senior citizens who are military veterans in its Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP). The ceremony was held at the Windsor Senior Living Community in Mandeville. There are currently 49 members in the Veterans Corps, with an additional 8 additional members added this year.

  • November 14, 2018

    Volunteers of America Southeast Louisiana Renames Veterans Pavilion to Honor Oscar J. Tolmas

    Supporters and affiliates of Volunteers of America Southeast Louisiana gathered on Tuesday, November 13, to commemorate Veterans Day and rename the Veterans Transitional Housing Facility in honor of Oscar J. Tolmas, a lifelong resident of New Orleans and WWII veteran. A $1 million donation from the Oscar J. Tolmas Charitable Trust is making it possible for Volunteers of America Southeast Louisiana to continue to provide — and enhance — critical services to vulnerable veterans in the New Orleans community for years to come.

  • November 12, 2018

    Carousel Party Hosted for National Adoption Month

    In celebration of National Adoption Month, Volunteers of America Southeast Louisiana hosted its annual Carousel Party from 9:30 – 11 AM on Saturday, November 10. Dozens of families brought together through Volunteers of America’s Adoption Program enjoyed carousel rides in the New Orleans City Park Carousel Gardens and celebrated their unique families.

  • September 20, 2018

    RSVP Program Commemorates September 11th

    On Sept. 11, more than 20 seniors from Volunteers of America Southeast Louisiana’s Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) visited the Southeast Louisiana Veterans Cemetery in Slidell to place more than 1,600 flags on the graves of our fallen heroes.

  • September 12, 2018

    ​PUBLIC NOTICE: Fresh Food Factor Seeking Competitive Bids

    Volunteers of America Southeast Louisiana’s Fresh Food Factor program is seeking formal competitive bids from broad line, fruit, vegetable and milk vendors for food ingredients. These ingredients will enable Fresh Food Factor to serve breakfast, lunch, snack and supper meals to schools that participate in the National School Lunch Program, Summer Food Service Program, and the Child and Adult Care Food Program—using United States Department of Agriculture funding. Read the full release for bid process information.

  • August 27, 2018

    ​Rubye Noble and Voris Vigee Named to Volunteers of America’s National Board of Directors

    Volunteers of America, one of the nation’s oldest and largest human service nonprofits, has named New Orleans-area attorney and healthcare advocate Rubye Noble to a two-year term as chair of its national board of directors, effective July 1, 2018. The organization has also named southeast Louisiana nonprofit executive and community leader Voris Vigee to a two-year term on its national board, effective July 1, 2018.

  • July 2, 2018

    Rupa Jolly DDS and Christy Ross Join Board of Directors

    Volunteers of America Southeast Louisiana welcomes new board members Christy Ross and Dr. Rupa Jolly, DDS. The 2018-2109 Board of Directors is comprised of M. Isabel Barrios; Nathan J. Junius; David Konur; Fred H. Myers; Leonard D. Simmons, Jr.; Lynn Swanson; Chuck Viator; and James M. LeBlanc, president and CEO. Board officers for the 2018-2019 term include Geoffrey C. Artigues, chair; Christy M. Howley Connois, chair-elect; Chanel Lagarde, secretary; Tod Smith, treasurer; and Wayne Baquet Jr., immediate past chair.

  • June 25, 2018

    ​Volunteers of America Awarded Grant to Create 122 New Apartment Homes in Baton Rouge

    Volunteers of America has been awarded $5.7 million in Community Development Block Grant funds to develop 122 new apartment homes for families and veterans in Baton Rouge’s historically and culturally significant Spanish Town neighborhood. The funding was received from the Louisiana Housing Corporation (LHC) as part of its 2016 flood disaster recovery efforts.

  • June 6, 2018

    ​Volunteers of America Presents Highest Honor to Mark Ingram

    Volunteers of America concluded its National Conference on June 5, 2018, with an award dinner at the National World War II Museum that honored several local community leaders and philanthropic organizations. Honorees included New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram II, The Advocate owner and publisher John Georges, New Orleans business leader David Fennelly, and the Oscar J. Tolmas Charitable Trust.

  • April 9, 2018

    Appreciation Luncheon Recognizes Senior Volunteers for Community Service

    Volunteers of America Southeast Louisiana’s RSVP Volunteers gathered for an annual recognition luncheon celebrating more than 38,000 hours of community service in 2017. The RSVP luncheon was held at the Fleur de Lis Event Center in Mandeville on April 7, 2018.