BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Tuesday, city leaders across the nation recognized volunteers who work to make their communities a better place, and that included Baton Rouge as well.
Mayor-president Sharon Weston Broome honored several groups, including the Mid-City Redevelopment Alliance. Twenty new volunteers will work with the alliance to help combat poverty and other issues in their neighborhoods.
"We're going to partner with six different organizations in the community, expand that reach. We have core members who will be doing disaster recovery work. They'll be doing internal capacity work for these organizations as well and the goal is to lift the community as much as we possibly can," said Samuel Sanders with the Mid-City Redevelopment Alliance.
This is the fifth year the mayor's office has honored community service groups in the city.