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Cleco donates $25,000 to support rebuild of burned St. Landry churches

Posted at 6:13 PM, Apr 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-30 19:45:53-04

Today, Cleco donated $25,000 to the Seventh District Baptist Association to help rebuild three historically black Baptist churches destroyed by arson.

The three churches are St. Mary Baptist Church, Greater Union Baptist Church and Mount Pleasant Baptist Church. To read our stories about the fires click here. 

“Cleco supports the rebuild of the three historic churches in St. Landry Parish that fell victim to a senseless act of hate,” said Marty Smith, Cleco vice president of marketing. “Cleco’s hope is that the rebuild of these churches will allow community members to continue their legacy of evangelism and missionary work throughout the area and beyond.”

“We’re grateful to Cleco for their generous contribution to help rebuild St. Mary Baptist Church, Greater Union Baptist Church and Mount Pleasant Baptist Church,” said Rev. Freddie J. Jack, President of the Seventh District Baptist Association. “There are no words to express the disappointment that comes with losing these places of fellowship that have been so influential in the community for many years, but it’s comforting to know that community leaders such as Cleco are here to support our efforts to move forward.”