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.