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Bossier youth program finds funding after losing federal support

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According to information posted on the sheriff's office web site, "The Young Marines promotes the mental, moral and physical development of its young recruits." According to information posted on the sheriff's office web site, "The Young Marines promotes the mental, moral and physical development of its young recruits."
BOSSIER PARISH, LA (KSLA) -

The Bossier Young Marines had its federal funding cut recently because the organization uses prayer. Now, they're getting help from somewhere else.

People from the ArkLaTex and beyond are offering money to help fund the Young Marines program.

Since we first brought you this story on Wednesday, Bill Davis with the Bossier Sheriff's Office says their offices have been flooded with phone calls from people as far away as Europe, Alaska and other states.

"Sheriff [Julian] Whittington has received a number of phone calls, emails, letters offering their support, not only saying we support you in your stance in not removing God or the mention of God as well as voluntary prayer, but we also have received monetary donations for the programs," Davis says.

The Bossier Sheriff's Office says that, while it doesn't solicit funds from the public, the sheriff is grateful for and will accept public support.

If you would like to donate, call the Bossier Sheriff's Office at (318) 965-3411.

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