BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The Society of St. Vincent de Paul of Baton Rouge serves more than 250 homeless women and almost 200 homeless children every year, but the tables were turned Wednesday.
Capital One donated paint to the shelter and volunteers stepped in to give the facility a fresh coat.
St. Vincent de Paul depends on volunteers to keep the shelter up and running. They do anything from serving meals, to sorting clothes, and now the occasional paint job.
"We're getting our shelter painted, and it's costing us nothing. When we're trying to keep our lights on and keep all the good things that we do for the community, what an uplifting, helping hand, this is," said President and CEO of St. Vincent de Paul, Michael J. Acaldo. "Not only to St. Vincent de Paul, but more importantly to the women and children that will benefit from this project."
To find out more about how you can volunteer or donate, go to www.svdpbr.org.