Volunteer Louisiana – Our last 2021 Champion of Service is a dedicated volunteer with 30+ years of service under her belt! Laura Strahan knows Natchitoches Parish 4-H is “Making the Best, Better” for countless rural youth in Marthaville, LA, and that’s why she’s dedicated so much of her life to it. When COVID threatened to suspend 4-H activities, Laura convinced her school principal to allow 4-H meetings to continue and ensured PPE was available to meet safely. While many may think of pie and animal contests when they think of 4-H, Laura makes it something so much more.
From fundraising over $60,000 over the last three years to shipping needed children’s clothes after a hurricane, no task is too large or too small. Laura’s service has propelled students through Louisiana 4-H and has helped them develop communication and leadership skills.
Mrs. Strahan’s impact is far and wide in her community, and the number of supporters that showed up at her award presentation is a testament to that. Thank you, Laura, for your service! We, along with Billy Nungesser Lt. Governor of Louisiana, couldn’t think of a better volunteer to receive the first Central Louisiana Champion of Service Award!
About Volunteer Louisiana:
Volunteer Louisiana, the state service commission for Louisiana, was established in 1993 under the Office of the Lieutenant Governor and strives to promote national service and volunteerism throughout the state.
With funding from the Corporation for National and Community Service and the state itself, Volunteer Louisiana oversees AmeriCorps state service programs, plus identifies needs and opportunities to grow national service and volunteerism to meet critical community needs.
National service is about getting things done, strengthening our communities, encouraging civic responsibility and expanding opportunity. We encourage you to learn more about Volunteer Louisiana, who we serve and opportunities for you to serve in your community.