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Cleco employees help beautify Ruby Wise Elementary School

Jul 2, 2024

A group of Cleco employees spent the day at Ruby Wise Elementary School in Pineville helping staff refresh the campus as part of the company’s Done in a Day volunteer program.

Through the Done in a Day program, Cleco employees volunteer with Louisiana non-profits or other areas of the community in need who request assistance with a project that can be completed in one day or a few hours.

Cleco employees painted the cafeteria, trimmed trees and cleared debris.

“We are thrilled to be able to help the school with this project to get the campus ready before students return at the end of summer break,” said Brooke Buford, communications strategist at Cleco and Done in a Day coordinator.

“Most of the time our teachers put in extra time over the summer to beautify our campus,” said Tera LaPrarie, principal of Ruby Wise Elementary School. “We’ve got the extra hands to make it go faster. Instead of an all-day project, some things can be done within a day. Some of the projects being done outside we’ve wanted to be done for years. To have those extra hands is amazing.”