Local Residents Ask For Help With Louisiana Flood Relief Efforts
Portions of Louisiana are still recovering with the recent floods that devastated the area. Texarkana Tire & Lube at 1519 Arkansas Blvd. is encouraging everyone to pitch in and help with the Louisiana flood relief efforts.
General Manager James Zumwalt, along with friends Shane Powell and Jeremy Tussey, said they all felt compelled to do something to help the victims in Louisiana in the towns of Hammond, Denham Springs, Livingston and Amite, all hit hard by the recent floods.
“In addition to filling up a trailer full of goods we are going to donate $5 from every oil change we do now until Saturday to help with flood relief,” said, Zumwalt. “Some of these guys have family in that area and can’t stand seeing the pictures and video coming out of there.”
So Zumwalt is asking Texarkana residents to bring numerous items to his shop at 8AM this Saturday, August 27. They will take donations until the trailer is completely full and ready to deliver to the flood-stricken area.
Here’s what’s needed:
Underwear (all sizes and gender)
Light Clothing (new if possible)
Pillows and Blankets
Towels and Wash Cloths
Feminine Hygiene Products
Flashlight and Batteries
Soaps (bath, dish washing liquids, detergent)
Diapers (kids and adult)
Toothbrushes and Toothpaste
First Aid Supply Kits
Baby Blankets and Clothing (new if possible)
Pet Food and Supplies
Food Bowls and Containers
Old Blankets and Towels
Collapsible Kennels or Pet Carriers
For more information, call Zumwalt at 870-826-7732 or Powell at 870-826-7186. For additional information on donations contact the American Red Cross.