Information gladly provided upon the request of AMVETS Post 133. As a community, let’s help those who need it most.
As many of you know, Hurricane Ida recently hit New Orleans and the surrounding communities. She has left massive devastation in her path. Some say it’s worse than Katrina back in 2005. Many towns have been completely leveled, and many families are without homes.
AMVETS Post 133 is asking for the community’s help. We are asking for donations of any kind, to help those affected by the hurricane. Non-Perishable Food Items, Clothes, Toiletries, Toys for kids, Blankets, Pillows. Even monetary donations are accepted. That money will be used to buy as many products as possible to donate. Every penny goes to the cause. The list of possible items is endless. If it’s something you would need in a time of a disaster, it’s an item others would most likely need as well.
A trucker friend of the Post has offered his semi-trailer to fill with donations. He has graciously offered to drive the donations to Springfield, Louisiana, to our brother/sister AMVETS Post there. All items will be dispersed where needed. The AMVETS Post in Springfield has been used as a FEMA site in past disasters, so we are in good hands.
Today, August 31, our Post Commander Len Wood, and Vice Commander James Taylor will be in the Wal-Mart Parking lot to accept donations. Look for a 2019 Burgundy Dodge Ram, with the AMVETS logo on the side. There will also be a big red truck next to it flying the flag. We are accepting donations right now through September 6th from 8 am till 5 pm. They will be there for the next 5 days or until the trailer is filled. We realize times are tough for a lot of people right now, but we know the community can come together and fill the trailer to help those affected by the disaster. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Len Wood, or James Taylor, or send us a message! Please see the flyer for contact details. Let’s fill that trailer! Please share this article as much as you can!
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