Friday, September 21, 2012
ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST PARISH – A volunteer reception center will open in LaPlace tomorrow at 8:00 a.m. for anyone interested in volunteering in the community to gut and clean homes. The center will be located at New Wine Christian Fellowship Church, 1929 W. Airline Hwy, and will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sundays. Organized groups of volunteers are encouraged to visit the site, but all individuals interested in volunteering are also welcome.
The multi-agency warehouse for the parish is also operational at this location. Donation items currently being requested at this site are: sheetrock, insulation, lumber, flooring, cleaning supplies, generators, water, mold remediation tools and fungicide, personal protection equipment (N-95 masks, gloves, glasses, Tyvek©suits, etc), tools, brooms, shovels and wheelbarrows. Please do not send shoes or clothes to this location.
Homeowners who need help with gutting their houses are encouraged to call the Volunteer Assistance hotline at (985) 359-0254 Monday through Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. or email a request to firstname.lastname@example.org.