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City of Marion Collecting Donations to Send to Louisiana Parish After Hurricane Ida

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New Orleans Children's Hospital damaged by 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.

Donation Requests:
Food that does not require cooking
Bread/ Water
Gatorade
Ice
Gas/ Gas Cans
Paper Plates/Paper Towels/ Paper Cups
Canned food/ can openers
Tarps
Pet Food

Male and female hygiene supplies:
-Razors/ Shaving Cream
-Gold Bond Powder
-Toothpaste/ Toothbrushes
-Deodorant
-Feminine Products
-Shampoo/ Soap

Zip Lock Bags (Large 1 gallon – 5 gallon)

Towels

Sunscreen

Bug Spray

Diapers/ Baby Food

Home cleaning supplies

Industrial Sized Trash Bags

Generators

Large Tote Containers

Flashlights/battery operated radios/batteries

New clothes/short pants/tshirts/all sizes