My name is Rosie Griffin and for Christmas 2018, I decided that I wanted to help someone, maybe even help a group of people. So I called South Lafourche Nursing Home. I was transferred to Mrs. Connie and asked what I could bring to the residents there. She said they needed personal items like shampoo, deodorant, toothpaste, tissue, etc.
I went there with four large Christmas bags full of personal items and gave them to Mrs. Connie. I started to look around and saw some very lonesome people, hungry for affection and company. Some I knew and some I didn’t, but I went to all of them and hugged and kissed them. The smile on their faces and the gleam in their eyes broke my heart. When I went to my vehicle I cried and right then and there, I decided I would do something about it.
They think God blessed them by my visits, but I told them that I was the one being blessed. I asked my friend, Linda Rousse, to come with me to visit them. When we got there, she asked what should she do, and I told her just to introduce herself and it will go great from there, and it did.
I requested on Facebook for donations of used games and puzzles. By the next day so many of my friends wanted to donate money. Now what do I do? I felt so overwhelmed knowing that all of you trusted me so much. Thank you so much.
Linda and I went to United Community Bank in Larose, and they helped us open an account, which is free, and gave us some advice on things. Linda and I both put in some money once the account was open. Donations can be sent to the bank.
I needed help to do this, as I prayed to God and asked Him to send me more souls to help. He sent me four wonderful ladies who are caring, compassionate, honest, loving and very friendly, Linda Rousse, Donna Reding, Chrisy Rousse and Stecey Bathelemy. Our community has always helped those in need. God blessed this bayou with great people.
Donations are being accepted. We will keep records of donations, what was bought and the expenses. We will have a meeting once a month to discuss what can be done to generate money on a consistant basis. You can donate money to Linda Rousse or Rosie Griffin at United Community Bank, 13386 West Main St., Larose; Account number, 10064855.
Any amount would be appreciated, but if you can’t or don’t want to donate, then a visit to the nursing home is worth more than money.
Posted on Tue, April 23, 2019
by The Lafourche Gazette