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Local Residents Ask For Help With Louisiana Flood Relief Efforts

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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:

Plastic Totes


Underwear (all sizes and gender)


Non-perishable food

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)

Sleeping Cots

Toothbrushes and Toothpaste

First Aid Supply Kits


Disposable Wipes

Baby Supplies

Baby Blankets and Clothing (new if possible)

Pet Food and Supplies

Food Bowls and Containers

Old Blankets and Towels

Collapsible Kennels or Pet Carriers

Torrential Rains Bring Historic Floods To Southern Louisiana
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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.

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