Effort to fill 18-wheeler with supplies, Christmas cheer for Sandy victims

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Posted on December 4, 2012 at 6:58 AM

New Orleans City Council District A

NEW ORLEANS - District "A" City Councilmember Susan G. Guidry and St. Paul's Homecoming Center (SPHC), a non-profit organization established post-Katrina to help hundreds of residents return and rebuild their lives, are asking the community to fill an 18-wheeler to bring Christmas cheer and much needed help to victims of Hurricane Sandy.

"Those of us who lost so much when New Orleans flooded after Hurricane Katrina understand what our friends in New York are going through and how much they need our help, especially with the holidays upon us," Councilmember Guidry said. "I am happy to be a part of this effort to fill an 18 wheeler with toys for the children and household supplies. I urge everyone in District A and around the city who can to make a donation."

The following new or gently used items are needed: toys (new or clean and in good condition with all pieces if used); bed linens; towels; diapers and baby formula. We urge people to bring their donations by December 14 since the truck will leave New Orleans on the 15th. Donations can be dropped off at the following locations:

  • Lakeview: St. Paul's Episcopal School. 6429 Canal Blvd. Accepting Monday through Friday from 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • Mid-City: Rouse's Mid-City. 400 North Carrolton Ave. Accepting daily from 7 a.m.-11 p.m.
  • Uptown: Audubon Zoo. Main Membership Window. 6500 Magazine St. Accepting Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Accepting Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Gentilly: St. Paul's Homecoming Center. 1509 Filmore Ave. Accepting Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

"New Orleans has benefited from thousands of East Coast volunteers to help rebuild New Orleans-now it's our turn to give them a helping hand. As St. Paul's has done since Katrina, we are committed to bringing our disaster recovery efforts where ever the need remains," says Connie Uddo, St. Paul's Homecoming Center Executive Director.

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