GR8 Neighbor: Richie Schaefer

Gr8 Neighbor makes prayer pockets

Harahan woman sews thousands of prayer pockets for cancer patients and senior citizens.

  Gr8 Neighbor opens doors for students’ farm animals

FOX 8 Gr8 Neighbor makes room in donated barn for local students to house their farm animals.

  Gr8 Neighbor: JPSO Deputy uses fallen officer’s patrol car to lift others up

When a police officer loses their life in Louisiana, fellow officers pay tribute, usually at an annual memorial. But, one Jefferson Parish deputy decided to take it a step further, putting a photo of the fallen officer on the side windows of an old patrol unit car.

  Gr8 Neighbors bring cheer and style to nursing home residents

Volunteers bring fresh hairstyles and lots of cheer to nursing home residents in Thibodaux

  Gr8 Neighbor delivers cool relief to disaster areas

It’s been called one of the coolest pay-it-forward campaigns around, bringing a ray of hope to people who’ve been through a natural disaster.

  Gr8 Neighbor: Slidell Ladies for Liberty

Slidell Ladies for Liberty is group dedicated to adopting local deployed military men and women, sending them care packages every month.

  Gr8 Neighbor changing lives of former female inmates

Rhonda Oliver knows first hand how difficult it can be to transition back into society after being incarcerated, so she is works to make the process easier for women with nowhere else to turn.

  Gr8 neighbor delivers diapers to needy

A Slidell woman is on a mission to help young mothers and elderly people in our area who struggle to afford diapers. Robin Grigsby started Holy Diapers two years ago and has helped countless people in need.

FOX 8 Gr8 Neighbor helping children, animals through her rescue

A South Louisiana woman is combining her love of kids and animals to help rescue both, and she's doing it with little help from the outside. Shari Champagne is a FOX 8 Gr8 neighbor.

  Gr8 Neighbor: Hammond high school student launches blessing boxes

A Hammond high school student is giving back to the community, one blessing at a time. This Gr8 Neighbor is hoping it will have a ripple effect across the state.
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