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West Bankers Assisted BR Flood Victims

In the true spirit of community that defines the West Bank, citizens and public resources aided those affected by the recent flooding in the Baton Rouge area.

While the rescue operations were ongoing, Jefferson Parish crews from the West Bank assisted in the effort. These included: 1 Boat and 3 Men from the Terrytown Fire Department, 1 boat and 6 men from Marrero/Harvey, 1 boat and 6 men from Westwego, 1 boat and 3 men from Nine Mile Point, 3 men from Bridge City and 1 boat and 3 men from Avondale.

After the floods had subsided, local leaders organized a clothing drop off at the Jefferson Parish General Government Building and Courthouse Complex in Gretna, and at Chili’s in Manhattan Boulevard. Participants included the City of Gretna Police Department, the 1st Justice Court Constable’s Office and cadets from the WJROTC.

If you would like to contribute to the recovery efforts of the flood victims, many opportunities are available. It has been suggested by State officials that donations can be made directly to the American Red Cross. For more information, visit www.redcross.org.

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The West Bank Beacon

The West Bank Beacon is a local monthly publication with a mailed circulation of over 15,000 and thousands more distributed at points from Gretna to Grand Isle, the Beacon tells the story of a thriving community. A “good news” newspaper, our mission is to make readers aware of how both individuals and groups are making a positive difference in the neighborhoods where they live. This includes a focus on civic and city initiatives, volunteer efforts, and charity fundraisers, to name just a few examples.

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