St. John The Baptist Parish News Release

Roy O. Martin Lumber Company Donates Plywood toward St. John Rebuild

Roy O. Martin Lumber Company Donates Plywood toward St. John Rebuild

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST PARISH – Roy O. Martin, III, President and CFO of Roy O. Martin Lumber Company LLC., in coordination with Governor Bobby Jindal and the Louisiana Family Forum (LFF) donated a truckload of Southern plywood wall sheeting toward rebuilding efforts in St. John the Baptist Parish. The supplies will be allocated to volunteers and non-profit organizations to repair homes based on the greatest need. Currently, 1713 work orders requesting assistance have been completed through the volunteer hotline. Residents can call the Volunteer Assistance Hotline at (985) 359-0254 Monday through Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. or email to register for assistance with their homes.

Governor Jindal learned about the need for rebuilding materials at the October Louisiana Family Forum Pastors’ luncheon in Baton Rouge. The gatherings are held monthly to allow Louisiana pastors to update the Governor about needs in various communities. Pastor Neal Bernard shared information about St. John’s needs following Hurricane Isaac at the October meeting. Roy Martin, III is continuing to coordinate with LFF, Governor Jindal and St. John’s Hurricane Isaac Recovery Group to identify additional supplies needed for the recovery.

“I’d like to thank Mr. Martin, Governor Jindal and the Family Forum for their concern and generosity toward residents of St. John Parish. This donation provides a great start for volunteers and non-profits to kick-off our community’s rebuilding efforts and for this we are grateful,” said Parish President Natalie Robottom.

Monetary donations are also needed to assist in purchasing materials and supplies to facilitate long-term recovery. Please go to or make checks payable to “Hurricane Isaac Recovery Fund” and mail it to First National Bank, 377 Belle Terre Blvd., LaPlace, LA 70068. All donations are tax deductible and will go directly to recovery efforts. There are no administrative fees associated with the donation.

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