Baton Rouge – Friday, November 30 - This morning, representatives from the Capital Area West chapter headquarters of the Louisiana Red Cross were on hand to accept a fleet vehicle donation from the Huey and Angelina Wilson Foundation. The donation was made possible through a grant awarded to the Louisiana Red Cross earlier this year.
“Fleet vehicles fulfill many roles within the Red Cross. These vehicles allow our volunteers to respond to home fires, to provide snacks, water and coffee to first responders on the scene of a major incident, and to transport smoke alarms into at-risk communities for installation into homes - among many other things,” said Merri Alessi, executive director for the Capital Area West chapter of the Louisiana Red Cross. “They are a vital resource in fulfilling our mission to support our communities.”
The Huey and Angelina Wilson Foundation’s mission is to enhance Louisiana’s communities, in particular the Greater Baton Rouge area, by supporting philanthropic initiatives and programs that improve the lives of its citizens. The Foundation seeks to support and strengthen organizations working in the areas of human services, healthcare, education and prison reentry that strive to address the underlying causes of social and economic problems.
The Louisiana Red Cross would like to thank the Huey and Angelina Wilson Foundation for their continued generous support.