Calcasieu Parish Office of Community Services
FY 2012 National Day of Service and Remembrance Grants
Through this September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance grant the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury (the Police Jury) Human Services Department's overall objective is to use the resources through its various offices, initiatives, and collaborative networks to mobilize our community into service and remembrance to honor those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001 and those who rose in service as result of that tragedy. In particular, the Police Jury will strive to develop a program that recognizes and remembers the lives of local natives Kevin Wayne Yokum and Leo Russell Keene III who died on September 11th. The geographic area targeted by this grant is the "Imperial Calcasieu" area located in the southwest corner of the State of Louisiana. The Imperial Calcasieu area is comprised of the five parish area of Calcasieu, Beauregard, Cameron, Allen and Jefferson Davis parishes. The largest of these parishes is Calcasieu Parish in which Lake Charles is the parish seat. The target issue(s) our programming will focus on is Veterans and Military families. The Police Jury proposes to achieve its goals in three components. The first component is to sponsor a regional job fair solely for the benefit of veterans and military personnel in our region on or near September 11, 2012. The second component is to host a community luncheon for our veteran and military personnel that attend the regional job fair. The third component is a day of volunteerism in the rebuilding of a veteran's or military personnel member's home. The total number of volunteers expected to be engaged in this project is approximately 50 people.