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Scott Firefighters offer to shop for community's senior citizens

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Posted at 8:32 AM, Mar 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-27 21:09:55-04

Scott senior citizens are getting a helping hand from the fire department when it comes to buying essentials at the grocery store.

Fire Chief Chad Sonnier posted to Facebook on Thursday saying that his firefighters are willing to help the community by volunteering to shop for seniors.

"As firefighters, we are trained to protect our customers from various hazards," Sonnier said in his post. "With the current hazard to our seniors being exposure to coronavirus and some seniors even too scared to leave their homes, even if they can."

The department says Scott senior citizens in need of essential groceries can contact one of their members to shop or pick up as a last resort.

Those in need are asked to contact the Scott Fire Department via Facebook or by calling 337-322-9955 for further information.

The service is only being offered to those in desperate need of assistance.

In order to get the shopping done, firefighters are request the following:

  • STORE MUST be a local SCOTT grocery store( Super1, Nu Nus, Piggly Wiggly, etc.)
  • Written list of groceries (Just the essentials please)
  • Or we can pick up your preordered curb side pick up orders (Super1, Farmstores, etc.)
  • (Types of payment) Cash or Check (Copy of the receipt will be issued by Firefighter). PAYMENT is the responsibility of the person requesting.

"If we can stop one person, one elderly person, or anybody for that matter, from getting the coronavirus, then we did our job as a fire department," said Sonnier.