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Entergy supports Salvation Army: Entergy donated $5,000 to the 10th annual Empty Bowl fundraiser to benefit the Salvation Army. The event, held March 20 at L’Auberge Casino Resort, offered a variety of soups prepared by Lake Charles’ premier chefs. Guests also received a one-of-a-kind ceramic soup bowl handcrafted by local artists. Proceeds from the event benefit the programs of the Salvation Army. On hand for the donation are, from left, Jennifer Mills, Entergy; Elva Groves, Salvation Army board member; and Lt. Richard Watts, Commanding Officer of Lake Charles Salvation Army.

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L’Auberge Casino Resort supports Salvation Army: L’Auberge Casino Resort Lake Charles donated $17,295 to the 10th annual Empty Bowl fundraiser to benefit the Salvation Army. The event, held March 20 at L’Auberge Casino Resort, offered a variety of soups prepared by Lake Charles’ premier chefs. Guests also received a one-of-a-kind ceramic soup bowl handcrafted by local artists. Proceeds from the event benefit the programs of the Salvation Army. On hand for the donation are, from left, Betty Conner, Empty Bowl committee; Cindy Hanks, chair of Empty Bowl committee; Michael Pendergast, L’Auberge Casino and Resort vice president and general manager; and Lt. Richard Watts, Commanding Officer of Lake Charles Salvation Army.

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First Federal Bank supports Salvation Army: First Federal Bank donated $10,000 to the 10th annual Empty Bowl fundraiser to benefit the Salvation Army. The event, held March 20 at L’Auberge Casino Resort, offered a variety of soups prepared by Lake Charles’ premier chefs. Guests also received a oneof-a-kind ceramic soup bowl handcrafted by local artists. Proceeds from the event benefit the programs of the Salvation Army. On hand for the donation are, from left, Lt. Richard Watts, Commanding Officer of Lake Charles Salvation Army; Cindy Hanks, chair of Empty Bowl committee; Julie Miller, vice president marketing manager at FFBLA; and Sam Wilkinson, Executive vice president, FFBLA.

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Citgo supports Salvation Army: Citgo donated $5,000 to the 10th annual Empty Bowl fundraiser to benefit the Salvation Army. The event, held March 20 at L’Auberge Casino Resort, offered a variety of soups prepared by Lake Charles’ premier chefs. Guests also received a one-of-a-kind ceramic soup bowl handcrafted by local artists. Proceeds from the event benefit the programs of the Salvation Army. On hand for the donation are, from left, Missy Amidon, public affairs coordinator; Cindy Hanks, chair of Empty Bowl committee; Elva Groves, Salvation Army board member; and Lt. Richard Watts, Commanding Officer of Lake Charles Salvation Army.

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Moss Bluff Middle supports UW: Moss Bluff Middle School donates $5,167 to United Way of Southwest Louisiana. Onhand for the donation are Kendall Fontenot, principal, Moss Bluff Middle; and Becky Ainsworth, director of Resource Development, United Way of SWLA.

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Coca-Cola supports MSU: Lake Charles Coca-Cola Bottling Co. donates $15,000 to McNeese State University to establish Coco-Cola Scholarship #8 through the McNeese Foundation. On hand for the presentation are, from left: Ken Francis, sales center manager for Lake Charles Coca-Cola; Blaine Royer, onpremise sales manager for Lake Charles Coca-Cola; and Eddie Meche, McNeese vice president for business affairs and university services.

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CenterPoint Energy supports UW: CenterPoint Energy donates $11,266 to United Way of Southwest Louisiana. On hand for the donation are, from left, Brittney Welch, Marketing Consultant, CenterPoint Energy; Huey Nunn, area manager, CenterPoint Energy; and Becky Ainsworth, Director of Resource Development, United Way of SWLA.

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For Asset Builders: Southwest Louisiana Credit Union recently became a supporting partner for Asset Builders of Southwest Louisiana. The credit union presents a $12,500 donation to Tarek Polite, director of Human Services of the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury, which spearheads Asset Builders. From left, are SWLA Credit Union Chief Administrative Officer Angie Bellow, Credit Union Brand Ambassador Makeitta Citizen, Police Jury Representative Tarek Polite and Credit Union COO Chad Miller.

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Entergy supports UW: Entergy donates $73,332 to United Way of Southwest Louisiana. On hand for the donation are Anthony “Chip” Arnould, senior region manager, Entergy; and Becky Ainsworth, Director of Resource Development, United Way of SWLA.

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