The West Feliciana Parish Sheriff’s Office has been collecting donations since the beginning of August in an effort to keep elders in need cool in the summer and warm in the winter.
Sheriff’s created the TRIAD program to provide aid to their aging community after one of their deputies noticed many senior citizens in need of assistance.
Generous donations made it possible for twenty-eight boxes of fans to be shipped to members of the East Baton Rouge Council on Aging this month.
This was the first of what the Council on Aging is hoping to be many deliveries for elders throughout the parish and beyond.
“I saw that many of the elderly we work with do not have fans, and we all know it gets hot here in the summer. I just want to do what I can to help them out. I know we live in a generous community, so I figured we could just spread the word about the need and ask for donations,” said Greg Foster, a WFPSO TRIAD Transport Officer.
Seniors in need are asked to fill out a short form and once it is reviewed, they are given a fan or heater.
Forms are available at the Sheriff’s Office in the West Feliciana Parish Courthouse, which is located at 4785 Prosperity Street in St. Francisville, LA.
If you’d like to contribute to these efforts, the TRIAD program is still taking donations! For more information on this initiative, click here.