The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club got a big boost on Wednesday.
A number of community partners donated over $200,000 in grants and donations to the center.
"We're really truly grateful for the donations and the opportunity to give this wonderful program in this beautiful building and without the community and the support we wouldn't be able to do it," said Paige Smith, of the Club.
The money will help the program stay afloat by providing free after school and summer programs.
Today's news was good news but the organization still needs $300,000 to continue to support the free programs.
Looking to donate? Here are some ways you can help the Shreveport Boys & Girls Club raise the rest of the money they need:
On May 17, there will be a color run around the Independence Stadium & Louisiana State Fair Grounds. $40 will be raised for each person that registers to volunteer. Those interested in volunteering can call (318) 424-3200.
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(WMC) – A prostitution sting was conducted at a Southaven hotel Thursday. As a result, the following 12 people were arrested: Preston K. Mitchell, 52, Memphis, Tenn., charged with procuring prostitutionMore >>
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Friday, July 25 2014 4:56 PM EDT2014-07-25 20:56:22 GMT
A Harrison County judge sentenced a Biloxi man to 28 years in prison for beating his wife to death with his bare hands in 2011.More >>
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Waveland Police Chief David Allen identified the man who died from a fall in his home as 45-year-old Shawn Lapniewski.More >>
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A 30-year-old woman and an 8-year-old child were abducted at knife-point and sexually assaulted early Friday morning, according to the Ozark Police Department.The abduction happened around 12:40 a.m. onMore >>
The search is on for the Ozark man police say kidnapped a woman and child from their home at knife point and sexually assaulted them.More >>