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  • HAND IT ON: Holiday Helpers and St. Vincent de Paul

    HAND IT ON: Holiday Helpers and St. Vincent de Paul

    Source: WAFBSource: WAFB

    Every year for the last 30 or so, Holiday Helpers has served a hot Thanksgiving meal to about 1,000 people in the Raising Cane's River Center, but as many of the original Holiday Helpers have moved on or become too old or ill to help, this annual event is in jeopardy for the first time.

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    Every year for the last 30 or so, Holiday Helpers has served a hot Thanksgiving meal to about 1,000 people in the Raising Cane's River Center, but as many of the original Holiday Helpers have moved on or become too old or ill to help, this annual event is in jeopardy for the first time.

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  • HAND IT ON: Anna's Grace Foundation

    HAND IT ON: Anna's Grace Foundation

    Source: WAFBSource: WAFB

    I have never lost a child, nor have I been close to anyone who has. I’d like to think I am sensitive to loss of that kind; empathetic, sympathetic. It's said a person cannot possibly know how another feels about a particular situation, especially a tragic one, unless she or he has experienced that same thing. So with regard to losing a child, I find myself asking, "Am I really compassionate enough?"

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    I have never lost a child, nor have I been close to anyone who has. I’d like to think I am sensitive to loss of that kind; empathetic, sympathetic. It's said a person cannot possibly know how another feels about a particular situation, especially a tragic one, unless she or he has experienced that same thing. So with regard to losing a child, I find myself asking, "Am I really compassionate enough?"

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  • HAND IT ON: Susie Weeks

    HAND IT ON: Susie Weeks

    Wednesday, October 4 2017 10:29 PM EDT2017-10-05 02:29:12 GMT
    Source: WAFBSource: WAFB

    This week's Hand It On recipient makes Halloween special for one Baton Rouge neighborhood.

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    This week's Hand It On recipient makes Halloween special for one Baton Rouge neighborhood.

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  • HAND IT ON: Matthew Fletcher's Mental Health Fair

    HAND IT ON: Matthew Fletcher's Mental Health Fair

    Thursday, September 28 2017 6:14 AM EDT2017-09-28 10:14:29 GMT

    Matthew Fletcher, a Boy Scout in qualification for Eagle, is a 17-year-old high school senior who suffers from mental illness, but I’ll not go into specifics of Matthew’s disorder here.

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    Matthew Fletcher, a Boy Scout in qualification for Eagle, is a 17-year-old high school senior who suffers from mental illness, but I’ll not go into specifics of Matthew’s disorder here.

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  • HAND IT ON: The Giving Quilt (Helen Nix)

    HAND IT ON: The Giving Quilt (Helen Nix)

    Thursday, August 31 2017 12:09 PM EDT2017-08-31 16:09:36 GMT

    Helen Nix just turned 99 years young and has absolutely no intention of slowing down anytime soon. She's the recipient of this week's Hand It On, but she didn't keep the money for herself.

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    Helen Nix just turned 99 years young and has absolutely no intention of slowing down anytime soon. She's the recipient of this week's Hand It On, but she didn't keep the money for herself.

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  • HAND IT ON: Back to School

    HAND IT ON: Back to School

    Friday, August 11 2017 10:56 AM EDT2017-08-11 14:56:02 GMT

    With the first day back to school for the 2017-2018 school year this week, our Hand It On team struck out on a mission that’s kind of become one of our staples every fall.

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    With the first day back to school for the 2017-2018 school year this week, our Hand It On team struck out on a mission that’s kind of become one of our staples every fall.

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  • HAND IT ON: Claire Fontenot

    HAND IT ON: Claire Fontenot

    Claire Fontenot (Source: WAFB)Claire Fontenot (Source: WAFB)

    Amazing. She’s absolutely amazing. For the past 15 years, Claire Fontenot has been one of the master gardeners affiliated with the East Baton Rouge Master Gardener Association. Claire gives of her time and talent without compensation.

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    Amazing. She’s absolutely amazing. For the past 15 years, Claire Fontenot has been one of the master gardeners affiliated with the East Baton Rouge Master Gardener Association. Claire gives of her time and talent without compensation.

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  • HAND IT ON: Catholic Charities Beat the Heat

    HAND IT ON: Catholic Charities Beat the Heat

    WAFB proudly partners with Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Baton Rouge to provide window air conditioning units for qualified residents in the diocese.

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    WAFB proudly partners with Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Baton Rouge to provide window air conditioning units for qualified residents in the diocese.

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  • HAND IT ON: Beverly Hammond on behalf of Women Making a Difference

    HAND IT ON: Beverly Hammond on behalf of Women Making a Difference

    The United Methodist Women (U.M.W.) is the latest denominational faith organization for women with about 800,000 members. Their mission is fostering spiritual growth, developing leaders, and advocating for justice. 

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    The United Methodist Women (U.M.W.) is the latest denominational faith organization for women with about 800,000 members. Their mission is fostering spiritual growth, developing leaders, and advocating for justice. 

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  • HAND IT ON: Beth Guidry - School Bus Driver

    HAND IT ON: Beth Guidry - School Bus Driver

    Thursday, May 25 2017 10:26 AM EDT2017-05-25 14:26:38 GMT

    A woman who lived in Baton Rouge but moved to Arkansas was moved by a video clip that was posted by a Livingston Parish bus driver and thought she would be the perfect candidate for Hand It On.

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    A woman who lived in Baton Rouge but moved to Arkansas was moved by a video clip that was posted by a Livingston Parish bus driver and thought she would be the perfect candidate for Hand It On.

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  • HAND IT ON: Boys at Kenilworth Science and Technology honored for making robotic hand

    HAND IT ON: Boys at Kenilworth Science and Technology honored for making robotic hand

    Jakyra Brown with her new, robotic hand (Source: WAFB)Jakyra Brown with her new, robotic hand (Source: WAFB)

    Back in April, WAFB photo-journalist, Rick Portier, introduced us to a 6th grade student at Kenilworth Science and Technology Charter School named Jakyra Brown. All of us at Channel 9 were moved not only by her story, but by the compassion of her fellow students.

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    Back in April, WAFB photo-journalist, Rick Portier, introduced us to a 6th grade student at Kenilworth Science and Technology Charter School named Jakyra Brown. All of us at Channel 9 were moved not only by her story, but by the compassion of her fellow students.

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  • HAND IT ON: Mikel Albagdadi

    HAND IT ON: Mikel Albagdadi

    Thursday, April 27 2017 1:23 PM EDT2017-04-27 17:23:19 GMT

    Simply put, the world needs more young people like Mikel Albagdadi ... period. Mikel is a senior finance major at LSU. He will graduate in May.

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    Simply put, the world needs more young people like Mikel Albagdadi ... period. Mikel is a senior finance major at LSU. He will graduate in May.

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  • HAND IT ON: Woman struggling in FEMA trailer after the flood

    HAND IT ON: Woman struggling in FEMA trailer after the flood

    WAFB's Johnny Ahysen and Mary Lucas (Source: WAFB)WAFB's Johnny Ahysen and Mary Lucas (Source: WAFB)

    Our Hand It On segment this week is rather unconventional. Photographer, Brandon Shackelford, and I went driving around, touring flood affected areas. It was heartbreaking to see just how many families have yet to move back into their homes, now a full eight months after August floods.

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    Our Hand It On segment this week is rather unconventional. Photographer, Brandon Shackelford, and I went driving around, touring flood affected areas. It was heartbreaking to see just how many families have yet to move back into their homes, now a full eight months after August floods.

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  • HAND IT ON: Myishia Gibson

    HAND IT ON: Myishia Gibson

    Thursday, March 30 2017 12:07 PM EDT2017-03-30 16:07:57 GMT

    If someone, a stranger perhaps, clutched their chest and fell to the ground, would you know what to do? Would you have the right mindset to do it?

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    If someone, a stranger perhaps, clutched their chest and fell to the ground, would you know what to do? Would you have the right mindset to do it?

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  • HAND IT ON: Woman creates poster after flooding, donates profits to charities

    HAND IT ON: Woman creates poster after flooding, donates profits to charities

    Poster for 2017 Strawberry Festival (Source: WAFB)Poster for 2017 Strawberry Festival (Source: WAFB)

    There is a bible verse from Isiah 43:2 that reads: “When you pass through the waters, I will be with you." I don’t think anyone knew how much that verse would mean to them until August 12, 2016, the day of the Great Flood of 2016.

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    There is a bible verse from Isiah 43:2 that reads: “When you pass through the waters, I will be with you." I don’t think anyone knew how much that verse would mean to them until August 12, 2016, the day of the Great Flood of 2016.

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  • Hand It On: Ms. Bettye Benton

    Hand It On: Ms. Bettye Benton

    Thursday, March 9 2017 12:05 AM EST2017-03-09 05:05:53 GMT

    Bettye Benton arrived thinking she was going to visit her best friend over coffee and cookies, when Christine Spring surprised Bettye with our Hand It On recognition.

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    Bettye Benton arrived thinking she was going to visit her best friend over coffee and cookies, when Christine Spring surprised Bettye with our Hand It On recognition.

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  • HAND IT ON: Tim Travis horse rescuer

    HAND IT ON: Tim Travis horse rescuer

    Tim Travis does all he can to help animals in need, especially horses. 

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    Tim Travis does all he can to help animals in need, especially horses. 

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  • Hand It On: Dentist makes house calls to woman in need

    Hand It On: Dentist makes house calls to woman in need

    Source: WAFBSource: WAFB

    In this day and age, when some would agree insurance companies run doctor offices, this is a great story of old fashioned "doctoring," reminiscent of Dr. Marcus Welby, MD from the 1970s.

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    In this day and age, when some would agree insurance companies run doctor offices, this is a great story of old fashioned "doctoring," reminiscent of Dr. Marcus Welby, MD from the 1970s.

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  • Hand It On: Dogs rescued at Team Honda

    Hand It On: Dogs rescued at Team Honda

    Have you ever feel like you were simply in the right place at the right time? Well that’s exactly how four friends and co-workers felt at Team Honda on Siegen Lane recently.

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    Have you ever feel like you were simply in the right place at the right time? Well that’s exactly how four friends and co-workers felt at Team Honda on Siegen Lane recently. 

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  • HAND IT ON: Kaylee Pellette (Cat Haven)

    HAND IT ON: Kaylee Pellette (Cat Haven)

    Thursday, January 19 2017 1:06 PM EST2017-01-19 18:06:17 GMT

    Our Hand It On this week started out to be a fun story about a mother and daughter tag team that adopted kittens from Cat Haven in Baton Rouge.

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    Our Hand It On this week started out to be a fun story about a mother and daughter tag team that adopted kittens from Cat Haven in Baton Rouge.

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  • HAND IT ON: Good Samaritan saves wheelchair-bound man from burning truck

    HAND IT ON: Good Samaritan saves wheelchair-bound man from burning truck

    Source: WAFBSource: WAFB

    Jonathan Shaw called me last month and told me the story of how a Good Samaritan waiting to catch a bus helped him get out of his burning truck in November of 2016. Jonathan, who had never met this gentleman before, felt like it was divine intervention that placed that gentleman at that spot at that moment.

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    Jonathan Shaw called me last month and told me the story of how a Good Samaritan waiting to catch a bus helped him get out of his burning truck in November of 2016. Jonathan, who had never met this gentleman before, felt like it was divine intervention that placed that gentleman at that spot at that moment.

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  • HAND IT ON: Best of 2016

    HAND IT ON: Best of 2016

    Thursday, January 5 2017 8:44 AM EST2017-01-05 13:44:28 GMT

    Amidst all the unrest in 2016 there were some bright spots. WAFB featured them throughout the year in our Hand It On program. There were so many inspiring stories in 2016 it was hard to narrow

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    Amidst all the unrest in 2016, there were bright spots and WAFB featured some of them throughout the year with our Hand It On program. 

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  • Hand It On: Catholic Charities

    Hand It On: Catholic Charities

    Source: WAFBSource: WAFB

    Many people find the holidays unusually difficult each year for many different reasons. Christmas will no doubt be difficult for even more people this year due to the disastrous flood event in August.

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    Many people find the holidays unusually difficult each year for many different reasons. Christmas will no doubt be difficult for even more people this year due to the disastrous flood event in August.

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  • HAND IT ON: Gladean McCarns Woman's Hospital

    HAND IT ON: Gladean McCarns Woman's Hospital

    Wednesday, November 30 2016 11:51 PM EST2016-12-01 04:51:55 GMT

    This week's Hand It On recipient heals the hurting with compassion, genuine care, love, smiles and warm nourishment.

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    This week's Hand It On recipient heals the hurting with compassion, genuine care, love, smiles and warm nourishment.

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  • Hand It On: St. Vincent de Paul Thanksgiving

    Hand It On: St. Vincent de Paul Thanksgiving

    Wednesday, November 23 2016 10:24 PM EST2016-11-24 03:24:22 GMT

    St. Vincent de Paul supplies daily meals for the needy in our community. And, each Thanksgiving it goes overboard to prepare a special holiday feast so people less fortunate can enjoy a 'home cooked' meal during this special time when they would otherwise have nowhere to go.

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    St. Vincent de Paul supplies daily meals for the needy in our community. And, each Thanksgiving it goes overboard to prepare a special holiday feast so people less fortunate can enjoy a 'home cooked' meal during this special time when they would otherwise have nowhere to go.

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  • Hand It On: La. Dept. of Veterans Affairs

    Hand It On: La. Dept. of Veterans Affairs

    Wednesday, November 9 2016 11:32 PM EST2016-11-10 04:32:59 GMT
    Source: WAFBSource: WAFB

    It’s hard to wrap your brain around the devastation from recent floods and just how many people were affected, but when you dig a little deeper and realize the different specific segments of our population affected it becomes mind-blowing. 

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    It’s hard to wrap your brain around the devastation from recent floods and just how many people were affected, but when you dig a little deeper and realize the different specific segments of our population affected it becomes mind-blowing. 

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  • Hand It On: Miss Edna Berdon's Prayer Station

    Hand It On: Miss Edna Berdon's Prayer Station

    Wednesday, October 26 2016 11:48 PM EDT2016-10-27 03:48:33 GMT
    Source: WAFBSource: WAFB

    It’s easy being in the news media to get caught up in all the negative stories. We in the media often get criticized for only reporting the "bad stuff." The "good stuff" is there but often has to be pointed out to us, unlike the "bad stuff" which jumps up and smacks us square in the face. 

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    It’s easy being in the news media to get caught up in all the negative stories. We in the media often get criticized for only reporting the "bad stuff." The "good stuff" is there but often has to be pointed out to us, unlike the "bad stuff" which jumps up and smacks us square in the face. 

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  • Hand It On: Pastor Keith Richard with Church on the Levee

    Hand It On: Pastor Keith Richard with Church on the Levee

    Thursday, October 20 2016 12:55 AM EDT2016-10-20 04:55:38 GMT
    Source: WAFBSource: WAFB

    Some people say real miracles happen outside the four walls of the church building itself. That sentiment could not be truer than it is every Thursday afternoon in downtown Baton Rouge. 

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    Some people say real miracles happen outside the four walls of the church building itself. That sentiment could not be truer than it is every Thursday afternoon in downtown Baton Rouge. 

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  • Hand It On: Louisiana Cajun Needlers

    Hand It On: Louisiana Cajun Needlers

    Wednesday, October 12 2016 11:32 PM EDT2016-10-13 03:32:54 GMT
    Source: WAFBSource: WAFB

    Many ladies, and some men, sew, embroidery, crochet, or knit, for relaxation. It can be a very effective form of meditation, so there’s nothing wrong with a man crocheting.

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    Many ladies, and some men, sew, embroidery, crochet, or knit, for relaxation. It can be a very effective form of meditation, so there’s nothing wrong with a man crocheting.

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  • Hand It On: St. Vincent de Paul

    Hand It On: St. Vincent de Paul

    Wednesday, October 5 2016 11:36 PM EDT2016-10-06 03:36:38 GMT
    Source: WAFBSource: WAFB

    There are still many people displaced because of the historic August floods, and it could be months before things get back to normal. 

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    There are still many people displaced because of the historic August floods, and it could be months before things get back to normal. 

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  • Hand It On: Little Angels Foundation

    Hand It On: Little Angels Foundation

    Thursday, September 29 2016 12:12 AM EDT2016-09-29 04:12:17 GMT
    Source: WAFBSource: WAFB

    Through a non-profit organization he formed called The Little Angels Foundation, Bobby donates caskets to families who lose children ages infant to high school.

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    Through a non-profit organization he formed called The Little Angels Foundation, Bobby donates caskets to families who lose children ages infant to high school.

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  • Hand It On: Captain Willie Matthews, Jr.

    Hand It On: Captain Willie Matthews, Jr.

    Wednesday, September 21 2016 11:59 PM EDT2016-09-22 03:59:45 GMT
    Source: WAFBSource: WAFB

    This story is one that could be told of probably hundreds of people across our area. It’s one of survival. It’s one of compassion. It’s one of what really matters in life – helping each other cope. 

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    This story is one that could be told of probably hundreds of people across our area. It’s one of survival. It’s one of compassion. It’s one of what really matters in life – helping each other cope. 

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  • Hand It On: Pastor Thelma Pearl - Disciples Outreach Ministry

    Hand It On: Pastor Thelma Pearl - Disciples Outreach Ministry

    Thursday, September 15 2016 2:05 AM EDT2016-09-15 06:05:42 GMT
    Source: WAFBSource: WAFB

    At 70 years old, just when most of us would be looking forward to slowing down, there’s one lady in Baton Rouge who is doing anything but that.

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    At 70 years old, just when most of us would be looking forward to slowing down, there’s one lady in Baton Rouge who is doing anything but that.

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  • Hand It On: Deanna Dickinson

    Hand It On: Deanna Dickinson

    Thursday, September 8 2016 1:14 AM EDT2016-09-08 05:14:00 GMT
    Source: WAFBSource: WAFB

    As communities continue to recover from recent flooding, all some want is to feel normal again. Deanna Dickinson, the owner of the Mane Attraction hair salon in Watson, has made it her passion to help people do exactly that. 

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    As communities continue to recover from recent flooding, all some want is to feel normal again. Deanna Dickinson, the owner of the Mane Attraction hair salon in Watson, has made it her passion to help people do exactly that. 

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  • Hand It On: Companion Animal Alliance

    Hand It On: Companion Animal Alliance

    Thursday, September 1 2016 1:01 AM EDT2016-09-01 05:01:51 GMT
    Source: WAFBSource: WAFB

    The Companion Animal Alliance facility is a temporary home to quite literally 650 dogs at the moment - some 300 over their maximum capacity. 

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    The Companion Animal Alliance facility is a temporary home to quite literally 650 dogs at the moment - some 300 over their maximum capacity. 

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  • Hand It On: Tremaine Walker

    Hand It On: Tremaine Walker

    Wednesday, August 10 2016 4:53 PM EDT2016-08-10 20:53:01 GMT
    Source: WAFBSource: WAFB

    About a year ago, Tremaine Walker was feeling so blessed he wanted to see how he could give back in some way because of the tremendous gifts God had bestowed upon him and his family. 

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    About a year ago, Tremaine Walker was feeling so blessed he wanted to see how he could give back in some way because of the tremendous gifts God had bestowed upon him and his family. 

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  • Hand It On: Levi Wilson at Benny's Car Wash

    Hand It On: Levi Wilson at Benny's Car Wash

    Thursday, July 28 2016 12:31 AM EDT2016-07-28 04:31:29 GMT
    Levi Wilson (Source: WAFB)Levi Wilson (Source: WAFB)

    A small, seemingly insignificant act of kindness did not go unnoticed recently. 

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    A small, seemingly insignificant act of kindness did not go unnoticed recently. 

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  • Hand It On: Uniforms for kids

    Hand It On: Uniforms for kids

    Wednesday, July 20 2016 11:46 PM EDT2016-07-21 03:46:31 GMT

    A new school year will start in early August as it does each year. So, amidst the grief and confusion of these past two weeks, parents must begin to get their heads around school preparation.

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    A new school year will start in early August as it does each year. So, amidst the grief and confusion of these past two weeks, parents must begin to get their heads around school preparation.

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  • Hand It On: Holly Reynolds

    Hand It On: Holly Reynolds

    Wednesday, July 13 2016 11:29 PM EDT2016-07-14 03:29:56 GMT
    (Source: WAFB)(Source: WAFB)

    This week’s Hand It On began at the Goodwood Library during an event called Dog Cancer Awareness Day. 

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    This week’s Hand It On began at the Goodwood Library during an event called Dog Cancer Awareness Day. 

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  • Hand It On: Carole Spruell and Catholic Charities

    Hand It On: Carole Spruell and Catholic Charities

    Wednesday, July 6 2016 11:08 PM EDT2016-07-07 03:08:31 GMT
    (Source: WAFB)(Source: WAFB)

    Everyone remembers all the flooding of the past month or two. Especially hard hit were parts of Livingston, Ascension, Tangipahoa and St. Helena parishes. In those instances, homeowners need assistance and that’s where organizations such as Catholic Charities of Baton Rouge come into play. 

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    Everyone remembers all the flooding of the past month or two. Especially hard hit were parts of Livingston, Ascension, Tangipahoa and St. Helena parishes. In those instances, homeowners need assistance and that’s where organizations such as Catholic Charities of Baton Rouge come into play. 

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  • Hand It On: Hattie B. Johnson

    Hand It On: Hattie B. Johnson

    Thursday, June 30 2016 1:49 AM EDT2016-06-30 05:49:30 GMT
    (Source: WAFB)(Source: WAFB)

    When Bertha Arrington told me all the things Ms. Hattie B. Johnson was involved in, I became immediately exhausted! 

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    When Bertha Arrington told me all the things Ms. Hattie B. Johnson was involved in, I became immediately exhausted! 

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  • Hand It On: Kerry Volentine (Geismar Grocery)

    Hand It On: Kerry Volentine (Geismar Grocery)

    Thursday, June 23 2016 8:09 AM EDT2016-06-23 12:09:35 GMT
    (Source: WAFB)(Source: WAFB)

    I must admit I found this particular Hand It On a bit uncomfortable to write. As often is the case, there are two stories in one with this week's Hand It On. The first one is a happy one; the second rather sad; emotional. 

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    I must admit I found this particular Hand It On a bit uncomfortable to write. As often is the case, there are two stories in one with this week's Hand It On. The first one is a happy one; the second rather sad; emotional. 

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  • Hand It On: George Miller, Pointe Coupee War Veterans Memorial

    Hand It On: George Miller, Pointe Coupee War Veterans Memorial

    Thursday, June 16 2016 1:11 AM EDT2016-06-16 05:11:13 GMT
    Retired U.S. Army Reserve Combat Engineer George Miller (Source: WAFB)Retired U.S. Army Reserve Combat Engineer George Miller (Source: WAFB)

    As a small token of appreciation for his work on the Pointe Coupee War Veterans Memorial, Retired U.S. Army Reserve Combat Engineer George Miller was nominated for WAFB’s Hand It On spotlight.

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    As a small token of appreciation for his work on the Pointe Coupee War Veterans Memorial, Retired U.S. Army Reserve Combat Engineer George Miller was nominated for WAFB’s Hand It On spotlight.

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  • Hand It On: Rebecca McCormick

    Hand It On: Rebecca McCormick

    Source: WAFBSource: WAFB

    Question Would you let five people you did not know live in your home until they got back on their feet? Most people would not. But Rebecca McCormick in Walker is not ‘most people’. 

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    Question Would you let five people you did not know live in your home until they got back on their feet? Most people would not. But Rebecca McCormick in Walker is not ‘most people’. 

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  • Hand It On: Coach Ricky Collins

    Hand It On: Coach Ricky Collins

    Thursday, June 2 2016 12:12 AM EDT2016-06-02 04:12:33 GMT
    (Source: WAFB)(Source: WAFB)

    WAFB's Hand It On Team met with a Baton Rouge sports organization where the coach is grooming kids for a better tomorrow. 

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    WAFB's Hand It On Team met with a Baton Rouge sports organization where the coach is grooming kids for a better tomorrow. 

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  • Hand It On: Ms. Ola V. Marshall

    Hand It On: Ms. Ola V. Marshall

    Wednesday, May 25 2016 11:52 PM EDT2016-05-26 03:52:59 GMT
    Ms. Ola V. Marshall (Source: WAFB)Ms. Ola V. Marshall (Source: WAFB)

    From some of the smallest churches comes some of the most powerful symbols of the presence of God. 

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    From some of the smallest churches comes some of the most powerful symbols of the presence of God. 

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  • Hand It On: Renee Bacher, Companion Animal Alliance

    Hand It On: Renee Bacher, Companion Animal Alliance

    Wednesday, May 18 2016 11:00 PM EDT2016-05-19 03:00:22 GMT
    Renee Bacher (Source: WAFB)Renee Bacher (Source: WAFB)

    This Hand It On recipient is a woman who has fostered and found homes for more than 40 dogs that might otherwise have been put to sleep if for no other reason than there simply wasn’t enough room at the shelter.

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    This Hand It On recipient is a woman who has fostered and found homes for more than 40 dogs that might otherwise have been put to sleep if for no other reason than there simply wasn’t enough room at the shelter.

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  • Hand It On: Maddie Plauche

    Hand It On: Maddie Plauche

    Wednesday, May 11 2016 10:24 AM EDT2016-05-11 14:24:28 GMT
    Wednesday, May 11 2016 11:23 PM EDT2016-05-12 03:23:08 GMT

    Elain Ellerbe told Hand It On about Maddie Plauche, a fifth grader at Valverda Elementary School in Livonia. You see Maddie wanted to bring awareness to her illness, Ulcerative Colitis, so that she and others would be understood and would not be ashamed to talk about it.

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    Elain Ellerbe told Hand It On about Maddie Plauche, a fifth grader at Valverda Elementary School in Livonia. You see Maddie wanted to bring awareness to her illness, Ulcerative Colitis, so that she and others would be understood and would not be ashamed to talk about it.

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  • Hand It On: Jamie Byrd, Special Ed Zachary High

    Hand It On: Jamie Byrd, Special Ed Zachary High

    Wednesday, May 4 2016 3:35 PM EDT2016-05-04 19:35:35 GMT
    Wednesday, May 4 2016 11:34 PM EDT2016-05-05 03:34:48 GMT

    A Zachary High special needs teacher was honored for a memorable prom she put together for her students that they might not have had if not for her big plans. 

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    A Zachary High special needs teacher was honored for a memorable prom she put together for her students that they might not have had if not for her big plans. 

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  • Hand It On: Big Brown and A.J. Roy & Sons

    Hand It On: Big Brown and A.J. Roy & Sons

    Wednesday, April 27 2016 5:11 PM EDT2016-04-27 21:11:26 GMT
    Thursday, April 28 2016 12:08 AM EDT2016-04-28 04:08:17 GMT

    A double Hand It On in the same day? Not exactly. It started with Big Brown nominated Mr. Jerry with A.J. Roy & Sons for WAFB’s Hand It On.

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    A double Hand It On in the same day? Not exactly. It started with Big Brown nominated Mr. Jerry with A.J. Roy & Sons for WAFB’s Hand It On.

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  • Hand It On: Officer Duane Carpenter

    Hand It On: Officer Duane Carpenter

    Friday, April 1 2016 12:12 PM EDT2016-04-01 16:12:38 GMT
    (Source: WAFB)(Source: WAFB)

    Talk to anyone in Gonzales and they know Officer Duane Carpenter with Gonzales P.D. Citizens know Officer Carpenter for many things, not the least of which interacting with youth in the city in a positive way. 

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    Talk to anyone in Gonzales and they know Officer Duane Carpenter with Gonzales P.D. Citizens know Officer Carpenter for many things, not the least of which interacting with youth in the city in a positive way. 

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  • HAND IT ON: Pat Hill Easter Baskets

    HAND IT ON: Pat Hill Easter Baskets

    Thursday, March 24 2016 7:19 AM EDT2016-03-24 11:19:01 GMT
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    She saw an ad in the church parish newsletter, The Commentator, that read, "Build a Basket for Needy Children." Since then, Pat Hill has taken the spirit of Easter giving to an entirely new level.

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    She saw an ad in the church parish newsletter, The Commentator, that read, "Build a Basket for Needy Children." Since then, Pat Hill has taken the spirit of Easter giving to an entirely new level.

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  • Hand It On: Kyra Johnson

    Hand It On: Kyra Johnson

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    Two strangers. One unthinkable meeting. Lives changed forever.  More >>

    Two strangers. One unthinkable meeting. Lives changed forever. 

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  • HAND IT ON - Gaylynne Mack Big Buddy Program

    HAND IT ON - Gaylynne Mack Big Buddy Program

    Wednesday, March 2 2016 11:38 AM EST2016-03-02 16:38:23 GMT
    Thursday, March 3 2016 5:33 AM EST2016-03-03 10:33:02 GMT

    The Big Buddy Program hosted their 26th annual Burger Bash Scholarship Fundraiser on February 16, 2016. And for the 26th year in a row, Catholic High School served as the venue. 

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    The Big Buddy Program hosted their 26th annual Burger Bash Scholarship Fundraiser on February 16, 2016. And for the 26th year in a row, Catholic High School served as the venue. 

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  • Hand It On: Johnnie Mae Evans

    Hand It On: Johnnie Mae Evans

    Wednesday, February 24 2016 3:09 PM EST2016-02-24 20:09:44 GMT
    Thursday, February 25 2016 12:35 AM EST2016-02-25 05:35:26 GMT
    You wouldn't think someone who still works a full time job would have the energy or the time to  do so much "giving back." But Ms. Johnnie Mae Evans from Zachary does!  More >>

    You wouldn't think someone who still works a full time job would have the energy or the time to  do so much "giving back." But Ms. Johnnie Mae Evans from Zachary does! 

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