Friday, August 19, 2016
Contact: Jennifer Raggio
Supply distribution sites announced
United Way, American Red Cross release supply sites for those affected by flood
Lafayette, LA – Those affected by the flooding who need shelter or supplies can access services across Acadiana, according to United Way of Acadiana and American Red Cross.
People who need supplies can be helped at these official distribution sites:
Old Wells Fargo Building, across from 103 N. Parkerson Ave., Crowley
Supplies available 2 pm to 7 pm daily
Old Holsom Bread location, 305 Robertson Street, New Iberia
Supplies available 9 a.m. to 4 pm, Iberia Parish residents only
Jeff Davis Parish
First Baptist Church, 1001 Cary Ave., Jennings, 9 a.m. to Noon and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Beads for Less, 2034 Bonin Road, Youngsville, from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m.
St. Landry Parish
Liberty Heights Community Center for Public Charity, 1802 West Landry, Opelousas, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Tiffany Plaza, 2770 Rodeo Rd., Abbeville, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Area United Ways are providing supplies to these official distribution sites. Those wanting to donate supplies can drop them off at
• United Way of Acadiana at 215 E. Pinhook Rd. in Lafayette; Drop off from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; use the Refinery Street entrance
• United Way of Iberia at 449 St. Peter in New Iberia
• United Way of Southwest LA 815 Ryan Street, Lake Charles, 9 a.m. to 4 pm weekdays
• St. Landry Evangeline United Way Center at 619 Creswell Lane (old Sav A Lot) in Opelousas, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Saturday; 1 pm to 6 pm Sunday
The highest need of supplies at this time are cleaning supplies, such as:
• sponge pads
• liquid cleaner
• 5-galon buckets with lids
• heavy duty trash bags
• insect repellent
• air freshener
For more information, contact Jason Huffman, United Way of Acadiana VP of Organizational and Impact Strategies, at 706-1202 or Margaret Trahan, United Way of Acadiana President and CEO at 337-706-1232.
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