Stories

Acadiana Community Heroes

Acadiana Hero – Cynthia Elmer, has dedicated most of her personal time to suicide prevention and has helped save many lives.  Every life is precious, and deserves respect and care.

Bullet Proof

In early 2016, Bob was honored to be able to purchase and donate bullet proof vests to the entire Opelousas Police Department when budget limits prevented it.

Acadiana Animal Aid

Bob is proud to help such a great team of Volunteers at Acadiana Animal Aid who help find homes for thousands of dogs and cats every year.

Dreams Come True

Dreams Come True of Louisiana has provided more than 800 dreams to local area children with life-threatening illnesses.  At Giles, we’re proud to have granted more than 50 of those dreams through donations and fundraisers. 

Soldiers Come Home

In 2003 Bob Giles heard the news that our Acadiana troops at Fort Hood wouldn’t be able to come home for a leave before being shipped over seas, and so he took it upon himself to charter buses so that they could spend precious time with their families. 

Hunters for the Hungry

Bob Giles is one of the founding members of Hunters for the Hungry here in Acadiana; Hunters for the Hungry is a program that encourages hunters to donate their game. Once the meat is collected it is then distributed to local shelters to feed those most in need. 

$0.99 Cent Gas

In 2008 gas prices soared to more than $4.00/gallon. This put a huge burden on hardworking families; and Bob Giles saw an opportunity to give back. Giles sold gas for only $0.99/gallon to hundreds of residents who waited in long lines for the much needed relief. All the proceeds were donated to the Acadiana Outreach Center

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