With less than two weeks until the start of College Football, the local alumni groups are coming together to support the flooding victims in Louisiana. We have many LSU graduates and other neighbors who are Cajun transplants. We are asking the Nonahood to come together and support the flood victims.
The recent flooding in Louisiana is the most devastating natural disaster to hit the U.S. since Hurricane Sandy left her wrath on the shores of New Jersey in 2012. Tens of thousands of families in fourteen Parishes in south Louisiana have lost their homes and belongings and are now displaced. The LSU Alumni of Central Florida is collecting items to help as many of those families as possible by collecting much needed items to help them as they start the long journey to recovery. FedEx has generously donated transportation of all goods at absolutely no charge to us.
Collections will be received at sites throughout the greater Orlando area for one week starting Monday, August 22nd, and will be shipped directly to Baton Rouge to be distributed by the LSU Alumni Association and the East Baton Rouge Parish Fire Dept.
If anyone can’t make it to one of our collection sites you can also go to www.lsuorandeaux.com and make a direct monetary donation to help flood victims.
Suggested/Needed items include:
- New or clean, gently used clothing/shoes (all sizes)
- Latex & Work gloves
- Large Trash Bags, Lg. Plastic Bins w/lids
- Flashlights & Batteries (all sizes)
- New or gently used Children’s Books & Small Toys
- Diapers & Wipes (kids & Adults)
- Baby Formula, Baby Food
- Pet Food & Kitty Litter
- New sheets, blankets & towels
- Paper Towels, Sponges, Rags
- Non-perishable food items & snacks
- Damp Rid (all sizes)
- New, boxed small appliances
- First Aid kits, Toiletries
- Mops, Push Brooms, Buckets
- Bleach (cases only) & Dawn dish liquid
If possible, please bring all items in boxes or plastic bins with lids so they can be easily shipped without our having to secure boxes. (Items such as diapers, bulk cleaning supplies, etc. that are packaged in boxes do not need to be placed in additional boxes).
LAKE NONA MARRIOTT -6955 Lake Nona Blvd., Lake Nona area
For more information, please visit the Facebook Event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/256183944775081/
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