The Wounded Warrior Project
gave the National World War II Museum a $30,000 grant to expand the museum's aid to injured soldiers attempting to re-enter the job market. The museum offers several three-month positions throughout its departments to post-9/11 veterans and family. Now in its second year, the Wounded Warrior Project's grants program has benefited 70 organizations nationwide.
Love Sessions – A Festival of Giving
raised more than $50,000 during its fourth annual events. The proceeds from Irvin Mayfield's concert series benefited the New Orleans Public Library Foundation, Teaching Responsible Earth Education, the Legacy Donor Foundation, Eden House, UNITY of Greater New Orleans, Son of a Saint Foundation, Louisiana Children's Museum and the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra.
The Produce Marketing Association's Fresh Summit
donated 300,000 pounds of food to Second Harvest Food Bank Oct. 21. The food bank received 13 refrigerated trucks of produce and canned goods. Second Harvest annually distributes more than 20 million meals throughout Louisiana and will be able to distribute additional produce to Mississippi and Florida thanks to the donation.
pleaded guilty to one count of conspiring to steal government funds from the St. Tammany Parish coroner's office. Galvan ran a full-time medical practice while also serving as parish coroner from 2000 until he retired earlier this month. Among the charges against him: misuse of a parish credit card and earning annual leave to which he was not entitled. He faces a maximum five years in prison and is scheduled to be sentenced in January 2014 by U.S. District Judge Susie Morgan.