• YOUNG MARINES: The Venice Port Complex recently donated $700 to the Young Marines Program of the Plaquemines Parish Sheriff’s Office. The money will be used to buy 30 duffle bags for the Young Marines. The donation was presented by Tony Frickey, site supervisor with the Venice Port Complex, to Plaquemines Parish Sheriff Lonnie Greco; Deputy Chief George King; and Deputy Norman Phillips, commander of the Plaquemines Parish Sheriff’s Office Young Marines Unit.
  • NEW ORLEANS FAMILY JUSTICE CENTER: Verizon has awarded a $21,500 grant to the New Orleans Family Justice Center to support its mission of raising awareness of domestic violence. A portion of the grant will be allocated for the organization’s annual Unmasking Domestic Violence Gala from 8 p.m. to midnight Friday, Oct. 23, at Harrah’s Casino Theatre. The rest will be allocated to the program’s Halloween festivities for children and to Camp Power Girls, a weeklong empowerment event for daughters of domestic violence survivors.