Volunteers bring supplies to LaPlace on own dime



Posted on August 31, 2012 at 12:08 AM

Updated Friday, Aug 31 at 4:23 AM

Juan Kincaid / Eyewitness News
Email: jkincaid@wwltv.com | Twitter: @ juankinc4

RESERVE, La. -- On Homewood Place in Reserve, home has never looked so different.

As far as the eyes could see, they saw a sinking feeling.

These residents trapped by the unexpected, and in some minds left to fend for themselves.

“We’ve been left out. We always have been left out,” said one evacuee.

To the rescue were Glen and Ben, arriving by boat from Baton Rouge and Livingston Parish respectively, or by angel’s wings in the eyes of these grateful souls.

“We just saw a need and tried to fill it,” Glen said.

With as many supplies as their own wallets could provide, Ben and Glen handed out food, water and gas.

These providers did what they believed a neighbor should do.

“People need gas, people need water, some people need ice,” Glen said. “And we don’t have everything they need, but we do have some supplies and we’re going to bring them whatever we can.”

On any other day, Homewood Place looks like any other neighborhood in America. But, over the past 24 hours, Hurricane Isaac helped it stand out -- put it on the map, if you will, for all the wrong reasons.

Thankfully, in tragedy, heroes also find a way to stand out as well.