St. John The Baptist Parish News Release

Local Company, International Group Donate to St. John Rebuild

Local Company, International Group Donate to St. John Rebuild

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST PARISH – Georgia-Pacific of Holden, LA, in coordination with Governor Bobby Jindal, the Louisiana Family Forum (LFF), and the St. John Long-Term Recovery Group, recently donated a truckload of sheetrock toward rebuilding efforts in St. John Parish. World Vision International Relief Organization also donated a truckload of insulation to assist with rebuilding efforts.  The donated supplies will be allocated to volunteers and non-profit organizations to repair homes throughout the parish based on the greatest need and eligibility. 

 Residents in need of rebuilding assistance can call the Volunteer Assistance Hotline at (985) 359-0254 Monday through Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., email or visit the Volunteer Reception Center at 1933 W. Airline Hwy., in LaPlace.  To date, 119 homes have been worked on through the volunteer center completing jobs such as gutting homes, tree work, repairing fences, painting, moving items into storage, temporary roof repairs, installing insulation, small repairs, hanging sheetrock and mold remediation.

 Governor Jindal, LFF, the St. John Long-Term Recovery Group, and other agencies will continue to identify additional supplies needed for recovery. The donation from World Vision was organized through the City Impact Relief Group stationed in St. John Parish.  “I’d like to thank these groups for their concern and generosity toward the residents of St. John Parish. This donation provides a way for volunteers and non-profits to continue to serve our community’s rebuilding efforts and for this we are grateful,” said Parish President Natalie Robottom.

 The multi-agency warehouse, located at 1929 W. Airline Hwy, is accepting donations including construction materials and tools to facilitate long-term recovery efforts. Anyone interested in donating supplies and/or materials should contact the Volunteer Assistance Hotline at 985-359-1024.  Monetary Donations can be made to St. John United Way (designate for SJBP Long Term Recovery Group), P. O. Box 2019, Reserve, LA 70084; or to the “Hurricane Isaac Recovery Fund”, First National Bank, 377 Belle Terre Blvd., LaPlace, LA 70068,