Gonzales, LA (September 7, 2021) – The Salvation Army Texas Incident Management Team has maintained a robust ongoing feeding operation in communities without power, with increasing focus on the southern Bayou communities in Louisiana. A distribution site providing food boxes, water, clean up kits, and other practical assistance, will open from Thursday-Saturday this week, in Bourg, serving southern areas of Terrebonne County.
“As our mobile feeding units continue to move into areas south of Houma, we’re seeing many communities that have not received much aid,” said Alvin Migues, The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services Director for Texas. “The Salvation Army has established a distribution point in Bourg at the request of the Terrebonne Parrish Sherriff’s Department. We look forward to serving the needs of these hard-hit underserved communities.”
The Salvation Army distribution site will be located at Southern Terrebonne High School, 3879 LA-24, Bourg, LA, 70343 and will be open Thursday-Saturday, September 9-11, from 9 AM-1 PM daily. A mobile feeding unit will be stationed at the High School. The following items will be available at the distribution:
• Clean up Kits
• Food Boxes
• Baby Supplies
• Water (Primo Purified Water 2.6 gallons)
• Hygiene Kits
• PepsiCo Breakfast Boxes
“The US Army will be supporting the distribution site, helping to unload product from our trucks, and distributing to those coming for assistance,” said Migues. “We are grateful for their practical support and assistance in arranging overnight accommodation at the Emergency Operations Center for our staff who will be supervising the operation.”
Commissioners Ken & Jolene Hodder, National Leaders of The Salvation Army will be visiting feeding sites and command post operations in Louisiana on Tuesday and Wednesday, accompanied by Commissioner Willis Howell, Southern Territorial Commander, and Majors Kent & Melody Davis, Divisional Commanders of the Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi Division.
On Tuesday, mobile units will be serving in Hammond, Houma, Bourg, Golden Meadow, Gray, Lockport, Dulac, Albany, LaPlace, Chauvin, Bayou Blue, Cut Off, Larose, Napoleonville, Galliano, Monagut, and two Polaris ATV units will be roaming in the Gonzales area. Service addresses can be found at https://disaster.salvationarmyusa.org/aboutus/?IdaFacts. Feeding operations in Grand Isle will commence in conjunction with residents returning, at this anticipated to be Friday.
The mobile units from the Gonzales IMT have served 102,797 meals, 57,756 drinks, and 20,540 snacks. The Salvation Army has served 177,549 meals, 117,961 drinks, and 45,658 snacks, making 6,449 emotional and spiritual care contacts across the state in response to Hurricane Ida.
To make a financial donation to support ongoing Hurricane Ida relief efforts, go to helpsalvationarmy.org or call 1-800-SAL-ARMY. For the latest disaster response information, go to www.disaster.salvationarmyusa.org and watch for regular updates on our social media pages at www.facebook.com/salvationarmytexas/ and www.twitter.com/salarmytx
About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. 82 cents of every dollar spent is used to carry out those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to www.salvationarmyusa.org.