Baton Rouge General to hold supply drive for Lake Charles residents impacted by Hurricane Laura

Tom Hoge

Dustin Amos walks near debris at a gas station on Thursday, Aug. 27, 2020, in Lake Charles, La., after Hurricane Laura moved through the state. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – The Baton Rouge General Foundation, in conjunction with the Cajun Navy, has opened a Care Center to receive supplies and donations for those impacted by Hurricane Laura.

The Care Center will be open every day this week from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m and Thursday and Friday till 7:00 p.m.

Those looking to help affected people can drop off donations and supplies at Baton Rouge General’s Bluebonnet campus’ Picardy Plaza, located at 8490 Picardy Ave., Building 100A.

The Cajun Navy will pick up and deliver the supplies to Lake Charles.

The items needed most are water, diapers, trash bags, snacks, coolers and ice chests, feminine products, pet food, rubbermaid containers and totes, according to a BRG press release.

The Cajun Navy has also helped medical student and former BRG security guard Russell Ledet in his efforts to organize a supply drive for Lake Charles, his home town. His organization has already raised more than $120,000 for those in need, the release reveals.

For more information, call (225) 333-3860.

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