East Baton Rouge Council on Aging taking donations to assist seniors in Texas

BATON ROUGE, La (LOCAL 33) (FOX 44) - Due to the catastrophic damage and flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey, the East Baton Rouge Council on Aging will begin collecting monetary donations and supplies for seniors located in the Greater Houston area. 

Donations can be dropped off Monday through Friday (from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.) at the main office located at 5790 Florida Boulevard. Monetary donations may be made on the agency’s website www.ebroca.org/donate.

 In Baker, donations may be dropped off at the Baker Police Department at 1320 Alabama St. 

The items requested include: Nutritional supplements, Water, Wash Cloths, Canes, Combs, Brushes, Depends, Panty liners, Non-perishable food items, socks, underwear for men and women, Home Depot gift cards and Lowes gift cards, toothbrushes, toothpaste, mouthwash, first aid kits, soap, lotion, shampoo, deodorant, bath towels, shoes, wipes, denture cleaner and walkers. 

“We remember those that supported us during the Great Flood of 2016 and this is an opportunity to reciprocate the kindness the people of Texas showed our seniors, stated Chief Executive Officer, Tasha Clark-Amar. 

The East Baton Rouge Council on Aging (EBRCOA) is a non-profit organization serving the senior population of East Baton Rouge Parish. There are more than 85,000 seniors in East Baton Rouge Parish alone, and it is an ever-growing population that we are striving to serve. We support our seniors through innovative and independence-sustaining programs. Annually, our agency delivers 122,000 meals through our “Meals on Wheels” Program and over 105,000 meals to seniors through our senior centers and meal sites.

 

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