City of Marion Collecting Donations to Send to Louisiana Parish After Hurricane Ida
The City of Marion is inviting residents of the area to donate items to a Louisiana Parish hit hard by Hurricane Ida.
Mayor Mike Absher says someone brought it up at a recent high school football game and he thought it was a good idea.
"It just so happened last week about this time, we sent through the MABAS program, four of our own firefighters down to Louisiana to assist. So, it just sort of jump started and we started looking for some towns near where our firefighters were going."
Absher says St. Charles Parish enthusiastically responded to the offer.
"They had been working with the United Way and had just run out of a lot of donated items. So, that's just kind of how it came about."
Donation items are listed below and came at the request of current and future needs of the communities in St. Charles Parish.
Dropoff locations are the Marion Cultural and Civic Center, The Hub Recreation Center and Black Diamond Harley Davidson.
Residents can drop off Monday-Friday from 8AM-5PM. The last day to donate items will be September 24th.
On Saturday Sept 25th, the Marion High School football team will assist by gathering the donated items from the drop-off points and load them into Black-Diamond’s trailer.
Black Diamond Harley Davidson will transport the items directly to St Charles Parish drop
point immediately afterwards.
Food that does not require cooking
Gas/ Gas Cans
Paper Plates/Paper Towels/ Paper Cups
Canned food/ can openers
Male and female hygiene supplies:
-Razors/ Shaving Cream
-Gold Bond Powder
Zip Lock Bags (Large 1 gallon – 5 gallon)
Diapers/ Baby Food
Home cleaning supplies
Industrial Sized Trash Bags
Large Tote Containers
Flashlights/battery operated radios/batteries
New clothes/short pants/tshirts/all sizes