St. John The Baptist Parish News Release

Thanksgiving Celebration with Seniors and Hurricane Isaac Victims

Thanksgiving Celebration with Seniors and Hurricane Isaac Victims

Friday, November 9, 2012

ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST PARISH – As the Thanksgiving holiday approaches, St. John the Baptist Parish Government, the Sheriff's Office, St. John Crime fighters, St. John the Baptist Parish Long Term Recovery Group, and Faith-based Organizations are partnering with Mercy Chefs, Inc. to offer a meal of thanks for seniors and residents impacted by Hurricane Isaac.  Mercy Chefs, a non-profit organization that prepared meals following Hurricane Isaac, offered to prepare a meal of Thanksgiving for Hurricane Isaac victims. 

Mercy Chefs, Inc. is a non-profit, faith-based charitable organization based in Portsmouth, Virginia. They are committed to providing high-quality, professionally prepared meals to victims, first responders, and volunteers during natural disasters and national emergencies.

Seniors and residents impacted by the hurricane are invited to socialize and enjoy a Thanksgiving meal on Wednesday, November 21, 2012 at the New Wine Christian Fellowship Center, 1929 West Airline Hwy in LaPlace.  Meals will be served at noon for seniors 60 years and older and at 6:00 p.m. for residents impacted by Hurricane Isaac. 

Thanksgiving baskets will also be provided for those in need during the holiday season.  Donations of food baskets or $20 toward the purchase of food for baskets are welcome.  For monetary donations, please go to www.hurricaneisaacrecoveryfund.comor make checks payable to “Hurricane Isaac Recovery Fund” and mail to First National Bank, 377 Belle Terre Blvd., LaPlace, LA 70068.  All donations are tax deductible and will go directly to recovery efforts.

Donations of food baskets should include 3 cans of peas, 2 cans of candied yams, 2 boxes of Mac and Cheese, 1 bag of rice, 1 box of cake mix, and a gift certificate or voucher for a turkey and can be delivered in a sturdy box to 1929 West Airline Hwy to be sorted and organized for distribution. 

Anyone interested in donating or volunteering for the event should contact Angela Suarez at 985-651-1051. 

For more information about the recovery process, please go to

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