The local Woodmen of the World chapter have been collecting items for the past week to be sent to the victims of the recent Louisiana flood. On Friday, September 2, three truck loads of food, bottled water, and home supplies will be delivered from Douglas to the victims by members of the chapter.
“We just wanted to do something to help these victims. They really need all the help that they can get and we are grateful for the chance to be able to do this for them,” member Arnold Parsons states.
The flood reportedly damaged more than 60,000 homes and has been the cause of 13 deaths. The rainfall began on Friday, August 12, and was non-stop for several days. The amount of rainfall reported was to be around 11 inches and the greatest amount receiving 26 inches.
The group will leave on Friday and will spend five days volunteering and distributing the supplies to victims in Louisiana.
“We are going to spend about five days over there and just help out in anyway we can,” Parsons says.
Woodmen of the World, founded in 1890, is a fraternal benefit organization offering insurance protection, financial security and fraternal benefits. According to members, nearly 800,000 Woodmen of the World members across the country “share a commitment to family, community and country.”
For more information on Woodmen of the World, visit their website at www.woodmen.org.