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JUL-AUG 2017

City Social Magazine in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

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43 Road to Recovery Volunteers Wanted Road to Recovery is a program that addresses an often-overlooked reality of life for cancer patients and their families: the difficulty that many experience when trying to make and keep appointments without reliable transportation or the ability to drive themselves. An initiative of the American Cancer Society, Road to Recovery enables cancer patients and relatives dealing with this reality by seeking volunteers who can transport them to/from appointments as they fight for their health and very lives. Please consider donating your time to this cause. No special skills are required. However, volunteers must be 18 years or older and possess the following: (1) a safe and reliable vehicle; (2) a valid driver's license; (3) a safe driving record; and (4) auto insurance. Interested in helping? Simply complete a volunteer sign up form and then a training course offered by the American Cancer Society, available Monday through Saturday at 7:00am-7:00pm. Following a background check, volunteers will begin getting request for rides through a Road to Recovery coordinator. Be sure to let your passengers know two days in advance that you'll be bringing them to/ from an appointment! Many of you have the means to help people along the road to recovery, so let's carpool to prove it. Let's fight cancer together! For more information on this battle, call 225- 927-0782. Friends of the Animal Baton Rouge Following the flood last year, Friends of the Animal Baton Rouge leapt into action and took in around 60 dogs, 11 of which were heartworm positive. Along with the dogs already cared for by them, FOTA seeks to re-home as many dogs and puppies as possible within the Greater Baton Rouge area. Although over 2000 have already been placed in forever homes, there are many who still need help, love and care. Whether you're looking to adopt, foster, donate, or simply volunteer, FOTA and their animal friends welcomes your time. Not sure where to begin? Read on to see how you can be of use to the organization. Donations are extremely appreciated, as the cost of so many hands (and paws) can become quite expensive! Volunteering is another great way to show you care. FOTA is always looking for volunteers to play with and supervise their canine pals in the play yards, as well as bathe, brush and walk them. You can also help keep things tidy by sweeping or mopping, doing laundry off-site, or by helping to further FOTA's mission by handing out information cards to the public. Drop by Monday through Friday, 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and see how you can help! Ready to consider fostering or adoption? Browse animals in need of a forever home at to learn about their personalities, special needs, if any, and look at melt-your-heart photos. Also consider getting in touch with a staff member by calling 225-239-7368 or drop by the adoption house in-person at 8476 Highland Road. Be a dog's best friend by giving them your time. Good Cause

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