When Broadcasting instructor Maniko Barthelemy read an article about the New Orleans Women and Children’s Center being drastically low on towels, she reached out to those she knew would help, and UL -Lafayette broadcasting students answered the call to action.
An admin for UL Broadcasting’s Facebook page says, “We’re always happy when we give back. Being community-responsible is just as important as our students being career-ready.”
Today, after attending the Investigative Reporters and Editors Workshop in New Orleans, Barthelemy and students volunteered their time and delivered over 90 bath towels and an personal hygiene products to the shelter.
Student Ethan Dumas says although his day was extremely busy and tiresome due to attending the reporters workshop, the opportunity to assist those in need made it all worth it.
“It felt great to make a personal impact in the community,” says Dumas.
A representative for the Women’s and Children’s Center says the organization is always thankful for the love and support that the community continuously gives.