The Lafayette Women's Chamber of Commerce has partnered with several local businesses and residents to help Hurricane Laura survivors.
On Friday, the first load of supplies was delivered to St. John Vianney Church's Bell City-Lake Charles parish. The church serves the communities of Hayes, Homewood, Sweet Lakes and Bell City, and all of those areas have been devastated by the hurricane. Some residents are sleeping in tents, organizers say.
Representatives of the Women's Chamber say they delivered 400 pounds of non-perishable food, 150 pounds of cleaning supplies, 75 pounds of hygiene products, six (6) cases of brooms (125 pounds), 40 pounds of paper goods, 300 pounds of clothing, and 50 pounds of blankets and towels to the church.
The items were donated bymembers of the Lafayette Women’s Chamber of Commerce, people in the Lafayette Community, and the Half Shell Oyster House Restaurants across the southern gulf coast for donated items.
They're still collecting supplies for the next drop-off.
Here's a list of needed items:
· CLEANING SUPPLIES
· ANT KILLER/SPRAY
· FLOOR CLEANERS
· LAUNDRY DETERGENT
· PAPER TOWELS
· PAPER PLATES
· TOILET PAPER
· FLASHLIGHTS and BATTERIES
· BABY WASH
· BABY WIPES
· 13 GALLON TRASH BAGS
· MOSQUITO SPRAY
· REUSABLE PLASTIC SHOPPING BAGs
· PLASTIC BASKETS
· TOOTH BRUSHES and TOOTH PASTE
· NON PERISHABLE FOOD ITEMS LIKE: VIENNA SAUSAGES, RAVIOLI,
· KIDS JUICE BOXES, INSTANT MAC & CHEESE CUPS, CANNED GOODS,
· TUNA FISH, PEANUT BUTTER, JELLY, BREAD, INSTANT AND CANNED
Here are the Drop Off 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.
Priority Access Urgent Care, 2912 Johnston Street in the Winwood Shopping Center
Cajun Market Donout Company, located at 1812 Pinhook Road
Jewelie’s Women’s Boutique, located at 407 Rena Drive.
If you would like to be a Drop Off Location, you can call the Women's Chamber Office at 337-366-0826