BOGALUSA REBIRTH

Published May 4, 2017

Looking optimistically in the future, we recently registered the trade name BOGALUSA REBIRTH.  Our recent Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO) certification along with the Cooperative Endeavor Agreement with the City of Bogalusa are signs that there is positive change to come in our community.  We look forward to working with our partners Louisiana Housing Corporation and The City of Bogalusa on these endeavors!

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CHDO Certification

Published March 17, 2017

We are thrilled to announce our Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO) certification.  The certification is for community-based, service organizations that has, or intends to obtain, staff with the capacity to develop affordable housing for the community it serves.  This certification was crucial in our mission of neighborhood restoration and providing decent, affordable housing in Washington Parish.  We look forward to working with Louisiana Housing Corporation in developing affordable housing that will be made available to the low to moderate income families that we serve.

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Welcome New Board Members!

Published February 10, 2017

It is with great pleasure that we welcome our newest board members to the Board of Directors for Project Save Bogalusa! HUD and the Louisiana Housing Corporation require the organization to have at least 6 board members to receive our CHDO (Community Housing Development Corporation) certification. I am making real progress on the completion of the application for our organization and have high hopes that we will receive the designation very soon. I could not be more proud of the team that we have in place to expedite our efforts! We now have a very well-rounded and diverse team of […]

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T-shirt Kickoff Fundraiser

Published November 28, 2016

Show your support by sporting a Save Bogalusa T-shirt! Project Save Bogalusa T-shirts and bumper stickers are now available on the website. Free shipping!

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The Ribbon Has Been Cut!

Published November 28, 2016

The long awaited ribbon cutting is complete. Now, it’s time to get to work folks! On Monday, November 11th, Project Save Bogalusa celebrated its new office opening at the Bogalusa Post office along with a Veterans Day Commemorative Event.  Guest speakers included the Honorable Chief of Staff Ben Nevers and Consultant Louis Thomas.  On this special day, Save Bogalusa received a resolution from the Washington Parish Government recognizing it’s efforts during the devastating floods of 2016.  Save Bogalusa took the opportunity to recognize local veterans including our Veteran Honoree Mr. Heldria Swilley, a 98 year old World War II veteran. We […]

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Louisiana House of Representatives Resolution

Published May 31, 2016

Louisiana House of Representatives Resolution #200 was awarded and presented to in the 2016 Open Session at the State Capitol in Baton Rouge on the house Chamber Floor to recognize Project Save Bogalusa and other groups for their efforts during the devastating floods of March 2016.  Attendees: Pastor Bill, Ann Moon- ESM United Methodist Church Wendy Williams- Project Save Bogalusa Brandon Baird, Steve Gearhart, Martha Wongchaipasoed, Phuong Le- All Hands Volunteers Charlotte Champagne and Charmaine Caccioppi- United Way of Southeast Louisiana Cameron Chiles & Lee Barron- Americorp A huge THANK YOU to State Representative Malinda White for seeing to it […]

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National Join Hands Day 16′ with All Hands Volunteers and AmeriCorp

Published May 7, 2016

What an amazing and inspiring day! It sets our soul on fire to help those in need! All Hands, Save Bogalusa, and Americorp Volunteers united on National Join Hands Day to do flood relief in the Bogalusa area. Louisiana State Representative Malinda Brumfield-White paid us a visit to thank the volunteers for their service and offered words of encouragement to those with the desire and passion to create a positive future for our community. Special thanks to ESM United Methodist Church for housing volunteers from all over the country since the week after the flood.

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Save Bogalusa assists in flood disaster relief

Published March 14, 2016

Louisiana State Senator Beth Mizell met with Project Save Bogalusa two days after record-breaking flood waters devastated the city. Save Bogalusa has set up a disaster relief tent at the Pine Tree Plaza in Bogalusa to assist disaster victims affected by the storm.  At this time, Save Bogalusa will be acting as a resource center where residents can get information regarding what actions they need to take to get the proper assistance.  Volunteers of Save Bogalusa spent today handing out garbage bags, water, and cleaning supplies, while taking down contact information from residents and signing up volunteers. Senator Mizell explained […]

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Inaugural National Join Hands Day Event

Published May 9, 2013

The Inaugural National Join Hands Day in Bogalusa on Saturday May 4th was a remarkable success. Over 50 volunteers turned out for the community-wide event organized by Project: Save Bogalusa. In partnership with the UPS Foundation, Keep Washington Parish Beautiful and United Way of Southeast Louisiana, Project: Save Bogalusa brought the national movement home by performing work on three properties in Bogalusa, all nominated by local residents. The volunteer group and partners all joined hands and prayed for safety before the work began. For lunch, they stopped to enjoy fried chicken donated by Popeye’s & red beans donated by Copeland’s […]

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Our Home & Garden Makeover Winners!!

Published April 27, 2013

Project Save Bogalusa is partnered with the UPS Foundation, Keep Washington Parish Beautiful & United Way of Southeast Louisiana to take part in National Join Hands Day on Saturday May 4th. We solicited nominees for property makeovers and were delighted by the many nominations we received. The Save Bogalusa Nomination Committee made the final decision in tandem with Charlotte Champagne, Executive Director of United Way, who developed the selection criteria; we reviewed four different nomination components: 1-Story 2-Need 3-Expense 4-Location 5-Difficulty of Task. These are our Winners stories: 1)     Cindy Lu Boyer and Boudreaux Boyer, This property wins our veterans […]

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