Providence House received over $26,000 in donations from local branches of four national corporations to support homeless families with children in Northwest Louisiana. The four corporations who contributed to the fight against homelessness were Walmart Inc., ADT Security, Enterprise Holdings Foundation, and BancorpSouth Bank.
On Thursday, June 11, 2020, three local Walmart pharmacies donated $10,000 to Providence House to help with general operating expenses during the COVID-19 pandemic. Walmart stores #3746 and #5204 donated $2,500 each, while store #3752 contributed $5,000 leading to a combined $10,000 from the corporation.
ADT Security donated $5,000 to Providence House to aid the shelter’s fight against the pandemic on Tuesday, July 7, 2020. The donation comes through their “ADT Always Cares” program which is designed to assist community nonprofits in their fight against COVID-19. As Shreveport saw a rise in coronavirus cases, ADT Security took the initiative to make sure the local homeless families did not go unprotected.
Enterprise Holdings Foundation joined the list of donors the following Monday, July 13, 2020 by providing $1,500 to the homeless shelter nonprofit. The Enterprise Holdings Foundation is Enterprise’s private foundation created specifically to give back to local communities where it’s partners and employees reside and work.
Rounding off the recent list of donors is BancorpSouth Bank who plans to make a generous donation of $10,000 in the coming month. The funding from this grant will go towards the education programs and opportunities that Providence House currently has in place. Additionally, it will allow room for growth in this area. Specifically, the donation will be used to acquire computer equipment and other technical supplies that will allow students of all ages to learn from a distance.
Providence House is honored and grateful to receive these incredibly generous donations. Without these forms of contributions, Providence House would not be able to fulfill the needs and means of the homeless population in Shreveport and Bossier City. With the help from these corporations and a multitude of community engagement, Providence House is able to break the homeless cycle one family at a time.
If you are interested in donating to Providence House, please visit www.theprovidencehouse.com/donate or call (318) 221-7887 for more information.