St. John Public School holds collection drive for Harvey victims

BATON ROUGE, La (LOCAL 33) (FOX 44) - The St. John the Baptist Parish Public School District is teaming up with area churches to collect supplies for hurricane relief.

"Touching the Hearts of Texas" will accept donations through Thursday, Sept. 7. Donations will be accepted at all St. John the Baptist Parish school sites during school hours and at New Rescue Mission Baptist Church at 361 E. 14th St. in Reserve from 5 to 7 p.m. each day.

Donations can also be dropped off on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the parking lot of the new St. John the Baptist Parish Administrative Building at 1801 W. Airline Drive in LaPlace.

Needed items include non-perishable foods, cleaning supplies, water, toiletries, baby formula, baby diapers and wipes, blankets, teddy bears and school supplies.

Checks for monetary donations should be made payable to Second District Missionary Baptist Association with “Relief Fund” in the memo area.

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