Axsom is seeking donations for flood victims and volunteers for the next trip this Saturday Sept. 3. The trip will be a one-day blitz project. Volunteers can contact Steve Axsom at 318-554-9712. Supply donations can be dropped off at the Axsom office at 129 South Drive.
On a previous trip, the group of 11 volunteers worked through The Chapel Church in Baton Rouge, which had a list of 75 homes. The owners of these homes were in need of help, as they had no resources or family. One homeowner the group helped was an elderly disabled lady in a wheelchair who was living on her own.
Besides a few Axsom employees, Steve reached out to The Bridge Church in Natchitoches for volunteers.
The group completely gutted four homes on its last trip. They removed sheetrock, cabinets and everything else down to the studs so the building could dry out.
Local businesses including International Paper, Stine’s Lumber, Home Hardware and Family Dollar helped fill two trucks with cleaning supplies and work equipment.
“Every little bit helps,” said Steve.