Sara Galliano, a former FEMA employee, is using her disaster management experience to help organize relief efforts in St. Charles Parish.
“I’m kind of a fixer,” she said laughing.
Galliano, a Marrero resident, said she has family members who live in St. Charles Parish and that she started working in conjunction with St. Charles Parish President Matthew Jewell and his administrative team prior to Hurricane Ida on pandemic relief.
Since Hurricane Ida ravaged the River Region, Galliano has been instrumental in organizing distribution events that provide free water, food, cleaning supplies and other essential items to parish residents.
“We just go out and make it happen,” Galliano said. “I feel like this is my way of giving back to God … it’s one of the gifts that He gave me.”
The next distribution will be Tuesday, Sept. 28 at 2 p.m. at Harry Hurst Middle School, located at 170 Road Runner Drive in Destrehan. Residents are asked to bring a photo ID.