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Volunteers honor homeless Veterans to commemorate 9/11

Raven's Outreach   (Source: WAFB) Raven's Outreach (Source: WAFB)
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The anniversary of 9/11 has become a day of service for so many Americans to remember the innocent lives lost 13 years ago and to honor brave Americans who work or fight to protect us.

Homeless Veterans living in Louisiana got much needed attention Thursday. Volunteers from Cox Communications, Lowe's and the Mid City Redevelopment Alliance converged on the Raven's Outreach Center. Crews built furniture out of donated wooden pallets and planted vegetables in the garden used by Vets who stay there.

"That benefits them with their transition back into society as they've come from such hostile environments, sometimes being war or dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder," says Michelle Scott, CEO and executive director of Raven's Outreach.

A brand new mural at the center honors all branches of the U.S. Military. Raven's Outreach is located on North Street not far from downtown Baton Rouge.

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