Cheers – Help is available

If your child needs some help with homework or schoolwork, the state has a great option available at

Homework Louisiana is a help line that offers live tutoring for kindergarten through 12th-grade students from 2 p.m. to midnight Sundays through Thursdays. The help is available in English and Spanish. Vietnamese is available 6-9 p.m.

“Whether you are an 8-year-old studying for a math test, a 16-year-old studying for the ACTs or a 35-year-old prepping for a job interview, Homework Louisiana is an invaluable, quality and innovative resource which, best of all, is available at no charge to all Louisiana residents,” said State Librarian Rebecca Hamilton.

In addition to the live tutoring, there are all sorts of study assistance available for people of all ages.

This is a tremendous tool that gives students and parents another option for getting the help so many of them need.

It is a service provided by the State Library of Louisiana, the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the local library.

Congratulations to the people who make use of this tool, and thank you to the organizations that are making it possible.


Cheers – More help out there for our vets

Local veterans of the armed services have a valuable resource for assistance.

The Terrebonne Parish Mail Library will host programs on Aug. 18 and Sept. 22 aimed at helping veterans get the help they might need.

The event is Putting Veterans First: See my Face. Feel My Pain. It will feature a talk on the assistance veterans can get with mental and physical care. It will also brief veterans on the rights they have.

This is a service that could make a huge difference in people’s lives. If you or someone you know could benefit from it, please share this information or take part in the program yourself.

Call Johnny Smith at 859-0141 or Kati Callais at 876-5861, ext. 233, if you need more information. The event is free, and there is no need for prior registration.


Cheers – Nonprofits are eligible for grants

The Danos Foundation has grants available for local nonprofits.

The foundation is the product of the generosity of the company and its workers. It gives money through grants to causes that help the local area.

“We are proud to live out our company purpose of solving big challenges for our communities through the work of the Danos Foundation,” said Mark Danos, an owner of Danos. “The foundation has already made an impact in our communities, and we look forward to serving more organizations as the foundation grows.”

To apply, go to

Thank you to the people who do so much to help out these valuable nonprofits.


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