Louisiana Lions Camp gets some TLC from Corvias volunteers

Published 3:20 pm Monday, April 15, 2024

By Emily Burleigh

Volunteers with Corvias Property Management at Fort Johnson recently spent two Saturdays repairing camp facilities at Louisiana Lions Camp.

For 63 years, Louisiana Lions Camp has provided programming for Louisiana youth with respiratory disorders, special needs, juvenile diabetes and childhood cancer. The camp’s mission is to provide the youth with a quintessential outdoor summer camp experience.

However, the camp was in need of repairs. Corvias Resident Manager at Fort Johnson Pam Self – who has volunteered at Louisiana Lion’s Camp during the summer for four years – brought a team of coworkers to fix up the facilities. They replaced a door, painted and restored a storage and prep area, power washed the building’s exterior and painted the kitchen and cafeteria area.

Volunteerism is a common practice at Corvias – a property management company that serves military communities. Employees are encouraged to volunteer as often as possible. Every year, each Corvias employee receives eight hours of “VTIME.” This program allows employees to volunteer at a non-profit of their choosing during the workday.

Corvias Chief Operating Officer and Corvias Foundation Board President Jennifer Sousa said that this is a way to ensure that Corvias employees are investing in the communities that they live and work in, Fort Johnson and Vernon Parish.

“Our comprehensive approach encompasses volunteering, matching donations, providing scholarships, creating a thriving work environment, and supporting non-profit organizations.”

She explained that their care values align with Louisiana Lions Camp’s values.

“When we saw the Louisiana Lions Camp phrase, ‘Together, we build a better us,’ it really resonated. Their sense of mission to build hope together, in community, is a match for us. After all, generously giving back to communities is a core principle of Corvias.”

Corvias employees earn additional paid time off when they volunteer as a team as they did for the Louisiana Lions Camp repairs.