St. John The Baptist Parish News Release

Volunteer Hotline Established to Assist with Rebuilding Efforts in St. John Parish

Volunteer Hotline Established to Assist with Rebuilding Efforts in St. John Parish

Monday, October 15, 2012

ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST PARISH – In an effort to provide assistance with the rebuilding efforts in St. John the Baptist Parish, a new Volunteer Hotline was recently established. Groups or individuals who are interested in volunteering should call the Volunteer Hotline at 985-359-1024, Monday through Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and Sunday, 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. or email “St. John Parish has been blessed with numerous volunteers following Hurricane Isaac, and I would like to extend my greatest appreciation for their assistance. However, recovery is long-term and we welcome additional volunteers as we move into rebuilding,” said Parish President Natalie Robottom. A volunteer reception center is also open at 1929 W. Airline Hwy, Monday through Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sundays from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Organizations and groups of volunteers are to visit the site, but individuals interested in volunteering are also welcome.

The Hurricane Isaac Recovery Group is currently accepting donations for rebuilding materials at 1901 W. Airline Hwy. in LaPlace. Materials being requested 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. The donated supplies will be allocated to volunteers and non-profit organizations to repair homes for residents with the greatest need in the community.

Anyone interested in making a monetary donation toward the purchase of materials and supplies for long-term recovery should visit 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.

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