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Omega Protein sets up gofundme to help Cameron Parish with Laura recovery

Posted at 12:55 PM, Sep 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-16 13:55:04-04

A fishery company with a location in Abbeville and deep ties to the Southwest Louisiana gulf coast is working to raise money for Cameron Parish following the aftermath of Hurricane Laura.

Omega Protein is partnering with the Cameron Lions Club to raise money through a GoFundMe campaign. Omega Protein says that funds raised will be used in relief and recovery efforts for the community.

The company says that the Gulf menhaden fishery was a mainstay in the Cameron Parish business community for over 65 years. Omega Protein operated a fishing facility there from the mid-1960s through the end of 2013.

"Cameron was a wonderful home for us for nearly half a century," said Ben Landry, Director of Public Affairs for Omega Protein. "Even though we no longer operate in Cameron, the people there are still our friends and neighbors, and we will not turn our back on them during their time of need."

All funds raised will go to the Cameron Lions Club and the Cameron Educational and Charitable Endeavors Inc., to help with cleanup and recovery from the hurricane, Omega Protein said.

"Cameron Parish has sustained incredible damage from this storm," said State Representative Ryan Bourriaque, whose District 47 includes all of Cameron Parish. "But with the help of good neighbors like Omega Protein and the generosity of people everywhere, we'll rebuild this community and get it back on its feet."

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