Chief Terry Williams and Mayor Friday Ellis are pleased to announce the donation of two fire engines from the Monroe Fire Department to two regional fire departments. On Friday, April 23, 2021, we will host a departing ceremony at the Public Safety Center. We’ll begin at 12:15 p.m. and depart at 12:30 p.m.


The University of Louisiana Monroe School of Construction Management received one of its most generous donations to date from the Louisiana State Licensing Board for Contractors and Contractor’s Educational Trust Fund with a check for $250,000 presented to the ULM Foundation on Sept. 24. 


Since 2014, LSLBC/CETF has contributed more than $750,000 for program development, facilities, and equipment to the SCM. With this gift, the amount exceeds $1 million. 


Drax Biomass is donating $20,000 to help families in Northeastern and Central Louisiana who were impacted by Hurricane Laura last month.


The funds donated are going to hurricane relief efforts driven by the United Way of Northeast Louisiana and the United Way of Central Louisiana, as well as the Food Banks of Northeast and Central Louisiana.

Giving Tuesday is a national day that was started in 2012 where people are asked to donate money, goods, or time to organizations across the country. This year, Giving Tuesday will be on Dec. 3rd following Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday. The ULM Foundation is a local organization that is taking the opportunity to get the community involved by allowing them to donate to the university.

Local Citizens Gather To Help Area Non-Profits

Jan 31, 2019
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A fairly new organization is gearing up to fund 4 community organizations each year. Lead by Camille Pearce, the organization needs 100 people to donate $100 each in an effort to help a local nonprofit. The quarterly meeting will be held February 4, 6:15 p.m. at the Flying Tiger Brewery, 506 North 2nd Street in Monroe. All in the community are welcome including businesses. The meeting will last around 45 minutes and pizza will be served after. 

A married couple is giving $10 million to the Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine, the largest donation in vet school history.

Herman C. Soong committed $8 million from his estate to the veterinary school, and his wife Connie Soong pledged $2 million from her estate. The money will be used to care for injured, homeless animals, pay for scholarships, support oncology research and fund forensic training to help veterinarians and law enforcement identify animal abuse.