The Cajun Coast is coordinating with Livingston Parish Tourism Assistant Director JT Taylor (whose father is a minister at Life Church in Walker) to get supplies to the 100-150 evacuees their church is housing. Additionally, the church is feeding about 200 people per day as flood victims in neighboring homes who have no way to cook are given meals.
Our offices will serve as a collection point for their needs. Drop off (or ship) supplies at our Morgan City office, 900 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Morgan City, LA 70380.
Specifically, they need*:
—bedding (air mattresses, blankets, pillows)
—dog and cat food.
—plastic bowls, spoons for cereal, gumbo etc.
—Diapers for elderly and infants
—any medical supplies
—latex gloves, brooms, mops, buckets, fans, cleaning supplies
From JT: “I know a lot of people are trying to bring supplies to shelters and are being turned away because they have enough. We will not turn you away. We will distribute it to others if we feel like we have too much.”
On clothing: “I can’t speak for every shelter but I know many of them can NO LONGER accept clothing. The only clothing we may still need is XXXL and above. We will still takes kids school uniforms. Khaki shorts, pants and navy or white polos. New shoes for kids would be great also.”
Livingston Parish includes the cities of Denham Springs, Livingston, Walker, Albany, Springfield, French Settlement, Port Vincent and Killian.
*List will be updated as their needs grow.
Shipping from out of state? Not a problem. JT says the kids still need school uniforms and school supplies. Also, most schools were not prepared for their losses. They left school on Thursday thinking they would be returning Friday. Teachers lost their supplies too.
—Khaki shorts and pants.
—Navy or white polo shirts.
—Paper, book sacks, pencils, pens, note books, folders, rulers, crayons, glue.