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Lafayette businesses holding Hurricane Laura donation drive

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Posted at 12:52 PM, Sep 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-17 23:57:36-04

A group of Lafayette businesses are coming together to provide support for those affected by Hurricane Laura.

A donation drive was launched on Thursday, September 17 to collect essential items for families and businesses that are continuing the long road to recovery.

Avanti Senior Living, Half Shell Oyster House, Lafayette Women’s Chamber of Commerce, Subway Sandwich Shop, and Element Event Rental have set up sites across the city where donations can be dropped off for delivery to those in need.

Items needed include the following:

  • Cleaning Supplies
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Disposable Gloves
  • Disposable Masks
  • Garbage Bags
  • Rakes
  • Shovels
  • Toiletries including Toothpaste, Toothbrushes, Shampoo, Soap, Towels, Toilet Paper, Paper Towels,
  • NON-PERISHABLE FOOD ITEMS. – No Clothing or Perishable Food Items Will Be Accepted

Donations can be dropped off at the following locations:

  • Drop off at the Front Door of Avanti, located a 5522 Ambassador Caffery, Youngsville
  • Half Shell Oyster House located at 109 Old Camp Road, Lafayette
  • Subway Sandwich Shop located at 1505 Bonin Road, Broussard,
  • Subway Sandwich Shop located at located at 3621 Ambassador Caffery, Lafayette

"Two of their water stations were completely wiped out, and people don't realize that that devastation isn't going away with two weeks of donations," said Debbey Ryan with the Lafayette Women's Chamber of Commerce. "It's going to be ongoing that they're going to need help and relief."

Businesses interested in becoming a drop off location for the donation drive can contact the Lafayette Women's Chamber of Commerce Office at 337-366-0826.

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