Wednesday, August 31, 2005
If you are in the BR Area and want to help:
Medical personnel and volunteers working at the Hurricane Katrina medical triage headquarters at LSU’s Maravich Assembly Center in Baton Rouge are expecting to handle about 30,000 people each day. To help, drop off the following items: liquid canned baby formula, Pedialyte, infant diapers, feminine products, toothpaste, toothbrushes and other toiletries. Do not bring clothes, shoes and toys to the Assembly Center. Drop off those items at one of the hurricane shelters. Some of the things that are especially needed are clothes, especially underwear and infant wear; children’s shoes, toys in good condition, bed linens, pillows, blankets, said Tommy Moffitt, 42, a Baton Rouge volunteer. Members of Moffitt’s family were left homeless by Hurricane Katrina and he has been volunteering at the Assembly Center. Also, medical personnel are needed at the Chateau Living Center in Kenner, 716 Village Road. Call 464-0604.