St. Charles Parish and the United Way of St. Charles have teamed up to collect supply donations for victims of Hurricane Laura.
Supplies can be dropped off Monday, Aug. 31 through Wednesday, Sept. 2 between 8:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. at the Edward A. Dufresne Community Center, located at 274 Judge Edward Dufresne Parkway in Luling and the Allen Arterbury Building, located at 14564 River Road in New Sarpy.
“The devastation in Calcasieu Parish and surrounding parishes is heartbreaking and could have easily happened here in St. Charles Parish,” St. Charles Parish President Matthew Jewell said. “On the eve of the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, I can think of no better way than to help our neighbors in Southwest Louisiana who were there for us in our time of need 15 years ago. I am encouraging all St. Charles Parish residents and businesses to donate what they can and help ease the road to recovery for those devastated by Hurricane Laura.”
Suggested donations include water, toilet paper, hand sanitizer, toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap, shampoo, deodorant, feminine product, baby food, baby formula, bottles, diapers, wipes, cleaning and sanitizing products, masks, non-perishable food items, towels, packaged undergarments and socks.
All supplies will be organized at the Edward A. Dufresne Community Center by the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) members and then delivered directly to the parishes in need.
Boxes for supplies are being provided free of charge from Walmart Supercenter in Boutte.
Monetary donations can be completed through the United Way of St. Charles Parish online here.
Donations for animals are also being collected at the St. Charles Parish Animal Shelter, and donation requests include kong toys, gallon Ziploc bags, peanut butter, 8-inch zip ties, Dawn detergent, bleach, towels and gift cards.