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  • June 5, 2018

    Volunteers of America Honors John Georges With its 2018 Empathy Award

    Volunteers of America, one of the nation’s largest and oldest human service organizations, presented New Orleans newspaper publisher John Georges with the organization’s 2018 Empathy Award in recognition for his efforts to aid the recovery effort following Hurricane Katrina.

  • June 5, 2018

    Volunteers of America Honors Mark V. Ingram II with its 2018 Booth Award

    Volunteers of America awarded its highest honor – the 2018 Ballington and Maud Booth Award – to New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram in recognition of his work mentoring local children, in particular those with an incarcerated parent.

  • June 5, 2018

    Volunteers of America Honors the Oscar J. Tolmas Charitable Trust and David Fennelly

    Volunteers of America, one of the nation’s largest and oldest human services charities, presented its 2018 Outstanding Community Service Award to the Oscar J. Tolmas Charitable Trust and to New Orleans business leader David Fennelly

  • October 30, 2017

    Old American Golf Club to Host 2018 Volunteers of America LPGA Texas Classic

    LPGA and event officials announced that the Old American Golf Club in The Colony will host the Volunteers of America LPGA Texas Classic this April 30 – May 6, 2018. The official LPGA tournament will feature 144 of the world’s top talent in a four-day stroke-play event, vying for a $1.3 million purse.

  • September 7, 2017

    Hurricane Harvey Recovery Fund to Help Houston-Area Clients and Staff Displaced by Flooding

    In response to the devastation caused by flooding in the Houston area, Volunteers of America has established the Hurricane Harvey Recovery Fund to provide emergency relief and rebuilding assistance for those in need.

  • July 25, 2017

    Helping Those Struggling with Moral Injuries

    Volunteers of America partnered with the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation to understand and treat the effects of “moral injury” suffered by American veterans and others who have experienced life-changing trauma. The foundation recently invested almost $1 million to help Volunteers of America establish the “Spiritual Resilience Training Program."

  • July 18, 2017

    Volunteers of America Supports a Bipartisan Approach to Health Care Reform

    Volunteers of America is part of a coalition of national nonprofit organizations dedicated to preserving affordable health care. The coalition has published a statement urging Congress not to repeal the Affordable Care Act without replacing it with equal or better coverage.

  • October 25, 2016

    Partnership with Sodexo Creates Professional Development Training Series for Veterans

    Sodexo, world leader in Quality of Life services, in partnership with Volunteers of America, today launched a collection of resources specifically designed to support veterans who may be transitioning to the civilian workforce or seeking to enhance their active duty career opportunities. Central to these resources is a new webinar series, which begins today, developed by Sodexo’s Talent Acquisition team.

  • October 13, 2016

    Volunteers Of America Joins Faith United Against Alzheimer’s Coalition To Help End Alzheimer’s

    Faith United Against Alzheimer’s today announced that Volunteers of America has joined the Coalition, a positive step in acknowledging and confronting the devastation Alzheimer’s is wreaking in communities across the nation.

  • September 14, 2016

    The Home Depot Foundation Announces Grant to Provide Veterans Housing

    The grant to Volunteers of America Greater New Orleans will help address the critical housing needs of veterans and is part of more than $1.75 million in funding announced for nine Volunteers of America veterans housing programs in eight states. This funding will help improve or build 219 units of housing for veterans, including up to 64 earmarked specifically for women veterans.