It's the second house in the neighborhood, and Community Renewal officials say it has worked to reduce crime there. "It's always exciting to know what Friendship Houses bring to the community," said Coordinator Mack McCarter. "It's special to see the actual buiding take place." The House is made possible by pro golfer David Toms. His foundation also financed the last Friendship House, which was finished in Queensborough in 2005. The Bossier House will be finished in June, and then plans are to complete another house in Queensborough.
Shreveport-Bossier Community Renewal's goal is to restore the foundation of safe and caring communities by rebuilding the neighborhood system of caring relationships.