BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Christmas may be over, but Baton Rouge area non-profits hope the giving spirit will continue year round.
St. Vincent de Paul was flooded with volunteers over the Christmas weekend, but their services are offered year round. Like many other charities, the flooding may impact long term donations and help, but the director, Michael Acaldo, says any time or gift will help those in need.
"Right after the floods, people responded. That was awesome. We're still responding to those floods, but let's take those floods and flood 2017 with nothing but compassion and hope," said Acaldo.
St. Vincent de Paul served more than 250,000 meals this year, setting a new record. The charity is also working to expand its women and children's shelter.