The Tangipahoa Volunteers for Family and Community, an all-volunteer arm of the LSU Extension Service, recently elected new officers for 2015. TVFC’s members focus on literacy, family life, environment and international issues as they impact residents of Tangipahoa Parish.

Each year, members spend more than 6,000 hours visiting nursing and veterans’ homes, reading to children in schools, providing nutritional information to children and adults, fostering and encouraging recycling, and collecting money and items to support organizations working in foreign countries, a news release from the organization said. The organization is open to new members, and those interested should contact the Extension office in Amite at (985) 748-9381.