After communicating with Washington Parish President Richard N. Thomas, Jr. and State Representative Malinda White, several drop off locations have been identified to allow Washington Parish to come to the aid of our neighbors in Southwest Louisiana who have been impacted by Hurricane Laura.
The tragedy of Hurricane Laura has left our neighbors in great need of certain items of importance such as: Bottled water, Snack foods i.e. breakfast bars, Mops, Brooms, 1-gallon pump sprayers, Bleach, 5- gallon buckets, Rags, Brushes for cleaning, Soap, Rubber gloves, Hand Sanitizer, Lysol or Pine Sol, Roof tarps, Garbage Bags
Due to the essential need of specifically these items and the limited space in the transportation of such it is important to focus on these needs and not bring items such as clothes. The above items can be dropped off beginning Wednesday, September 2nd through Wednesday September 9th at the following locations:
1.Washington Parish OEP (behind Moore & Jenkins Insurance) 803 Pearl St., Franklinton, 7am – 4pm ---(No Saturday and Sunday deliveries.)
2. Bogalusa Fire Dept Central Station (next to City Hall) 200 Arkansas Ave Bogalusa, 8am to 6pm
3. Our Lady of Angels Hospital, 433 Plaza Bogalusa, 8am to 4:30 pm --- (No Saturday and Sunday deliveries.)
4. Franklinton Fire Dept, 415 Eleventh Ave Franklinton, 8am to 4pm
We invite any other Church organizations, local businesses or groups that would like to participate in this drive to contact the local Washington Parish Homeland Security Office at 985-839-0434 or Parish Government human resources at 985-335-1304 between the hours of 8:00am – 3:00pm.