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In this season of generosity and thanksgiving, I want to take a moment to extend my personal thanks along with that of our board of directors and staff to all of the many members of our community who assisted our efforts to win the Do-Gooders $50,000 grant sponsored by the Foundation of the MidSouth.

We would not have known about the grant without Lisa Cole and Karen Emerson of the Louisiana Comptroller’s Office informing us after watching a local television morning show. I need to thank Jenae Emerson for nominating us, writing the 500 word description of our organization and spearheading the effort. I need to thank Regina Skains and Regan Pyle for producing and editing our YouTube video. I would like to thank Gary Stokley and Selwyn Ellis, the students and staff of the social science, nursing and business departments from Louisiana Tech for all the votes they cast. I would like to thank Marianne-Fisher Giorlando and the criminal justice students from Grambling State University for all the votes they cast.

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