Governor Edwards has been in contact with Governor Ricardo Rossello of Puerto Rico and has pledged support from Louisiana. In conversation with the officials in Puerto Rico, it has been brought to our attention that there is a lack of personal hygiene products, specifically for infants, toddlers and women. Due to the islands lack of a normal supply chain, these supplies are in great demand.
Governor Edwards has asked that each Parish assist in this statewide endeavor by endorsing and assisting in a statewide public outreach campaign.
PLEASE DO NOT DONATE ITEMS OTHER THAN THE SPECIFIC ONES LISTED:
* These items may be dropped off at the Salvation Army Gym during the designated hours listed below.
* First collection week is September 29-October 4; Second collection week is October 4-October 11
* The Louisiana National Guard will pick up items on these two pickup dates, Wednesday, October 4th and October 11th.
PUBLIC DROP OFF LOCATION FOR CADDO PARISH:
Address: 200 E Stoner Ave., Shreveport, LA 71101 (The Salvation Army Gym)
Public Point of Contact:
United Way— Ms. Lynn Stevens (318) 771-1929; Jennifer Horton (318) 780-2440
Hours of Operation: Monday through Saturday 11:00am-1:00pm & 4:00pm-6:00pm (Closed on Sundays)
For more information, the public can visit: gov.louisiana.gov/PuertoRico