Supply distribution held at Donaldsonville, Gonzales sites

Michael Tortorich
Donaldsonville Chief
The City of Donaldsonville, Ascension Parish Government, GOHSEP, and the Louisiana National Guard partnered to offer tarps, water, ice, and Meals Ready to Eat (MREs) free to those in need.

Distribution of supplies took place on both sides of Ascension Parish as the Hurricane Ida recovery continued.

Ascension Parish Government, GOHSEP, the municipalities, and the Louisiana National Guard partnered to offer tarps, water, ice, and Meals Ready to Eat (MREs) free to those in need.

The distribution sites were in Gonzales at the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center and in Donaldsonville at the Lemann Memorial Center and Frank Sotile Jr. Pavilion.

Vehicles line up at the Lemann Memorial Center on Sept. 3. The City of Donaldsonville, Ascension Parish Government, GOHSEP, and the Louisiana National Guard partnered to offer tarps, water, ice, and Meals Ready to Eat (MREs) free to those in need.

Multiples lines were set up for vehicles to enter at the Lemann Memorial Center. Members of the Louisiana National Guard and the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office worked together to assist with the traffic, which wrapped around for blocks.

Vehicles were directed under the Frank Sotile Jr. Pavilion, where the National Guard members loaded each one.

PHOTO GALLERY: Donaldsonville distribution site at the Lemann Memorial Center

Earlier in the day, Donaldsonville Mayor Leroy Sullivan released an update, which has been providing daily throughout the Hurricane Ida recovery process.

Highlights of the update included:

  • Some 1,000 meals were distributed from the generous support of Ascension Baptist Church in Gonzales. Assisting were Volunteer Ascension in partnership with the Ascension Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness.
  • Many volunteers participated, which he expressed appreciation for their efforts.
  • Also Ascension Parish OHSEP alerted the community that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will begin Operation Blue Roof to cover damaged roofs in Ascension Parish soon. Visit blueroof.us or call 1-888-766-3258.