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Arnaudville Police Department opening its doors and collecting donations during freezing temperatures

Asking for: Coats, blankets socks of all sizes
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Posted at 6:47 PM, Jan 12, 2021

Arnaudville Police Department is stepping up in a big way for those residents who don't have anywhere to go as temperatures reach freezing.

"I told my deputies, if you see people outside at night with this weather, get them off the street," said Chief Eddy LeCompte.

Saturday night, one of the cities newest officers, Angelique Stelly, came across a woman lying in freezing temperatures in front of a drug store.

"Turns out she was missing from the home that she came from," said Stelly. So, I brought her back to the police department. Me and the dispatcher got her something to eat and found where she needed to go."

Arnaudville Police Chief says city leaders are continuously finding ways to provide for the less fortunate, being that the nearest shelter is in Opelousas.

"I just wanted to do something to help our constituents and help the people around here that may not have the benefits and blessings that I've had," said LeCompte.

After seeking advice on how the police department could do more, LeCompte and his team have started a blanket and coat drive.

"We want to help people. That's the main reason we get into law and enforcement that's the main reason we do what we do."

All donations can be dropped off at the Arnaudville Police Department at any time of the day, according to the Chief.

Items needed: Blankets, socks, coats (all sizes)

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