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Sunday, July 21, 2019

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Parish gives helping hand in relief efforts

Parish gives helping hand in relief efforts

Mathews, LA – Lafourche Parish Government has played its part in relief efforts to assist neighboring parishes in the wake of the devastating floods last weekend. This week, in conjunction with the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office, the City of Thibodaux and the Good Samaritan Food Bank, several trailers full of supplies were collected and delivered to Ascension and Livingston Parishes.

Another delivery of goods to Lafayette Parish was made on Friday.

“All these donations and deliveries were the result of generous giving by untold numbers of individuals, businesses, schools and organizations throughout Lafourche Parish. Thank you to them for again showing our great spirit as a parish and our willingness to always help a neighbor in need,” said Parish President Jimmy Cantrelle.

Cantrelle specifically thanked Homeland Security Director Josh Champagne and the entire Office of Emergency Preparedness staff for coordinating the donation and delivery effort and to Arabie Trucking and Gaubert Oil for providing the transportation to get the goods to their locations.

“We have great corporate citizens who are always ready to lend a hand at a moment’s notice. Thank you to our ‘Cajun Cavalry’ for showing true South Louisiana spirit,” he said.

Cantrelle also thanked Parish Administrator Don Matherne, Public Works Director James Barnes and their staff for their efforts in monitoring the possibility of backwater flooding in the Choupic area.

“We were and still are proactive and took steps to address the waters should they rise. So far, everything looks good in that area and we will continue to watch it closely,” said Cantrelle.

“This week, the unwavering spirit of our people in stepping up so generously to donate in times of need and our employees who also step forward in these times doing countless tasks show the true spirit of our people, and how if we all work together, can make great things happen for our parish,” said Cantrelle.