Northwestern Students Collect and Donate Storm Supplies to Cut Off
Students from Northwestern State University in Natchitoches loaded a truck last week bound for Cut Off to help residents recover from Hurricane Ida.
Zack Breaux, a native of Cut Off and NSU’s deputy director of marketing and social media, helped organize the effort.
Students collected non-perishable food, baby and personal care items, school supplies, pet supplies, paper items, soap, sleeping bags, tents, extension cords and more Again. Students delivered the supplies to the Church of the Sacred Heart in Cut Off, a distribution center for residents of southern Lafourche.
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“When you walk in it’s amazing the operation they have going on,” Breaux said. “There are supplies filling the room from front to back. When our Northwestern State supply truck arrived, we had a lot of support waiting for us. “
Breaux said residents of Lake Charles, Houma and Thibodaux aided relief efforts by organizing drive-in church meals with catering businesses, restaurants and individuals cooking lunches on hotplates.
“It’s amazing what a little Cajun heart and ingenuity can do,” said Breaux. “The community of Cut Off and South Lafourche is made up of resilient people. “