A dedicated group of community minded men and women spent a busy day at the Natchitoches Events Center Monday, August 31 distributing water, food and other items such as diapers and baby food to over 350 carloads of citizens.
The items were donated by area businesses who answered a call to action with remarkable generosity. Churches across Louisiana brought supplies to their fellow Louisianans in need. The 1 Love Church of Hawkins, Texas arrived with a semi-trailer of relief supplies. That church has a connection to Natchitoches which shows how small the world really is. The sister of Natchitoches City Marshal Randy Williams is a member. That connection resulted in a truckload of much needed supplies for our hard hit city’s residents.
Natchitoches’ newly elected mayor, Ronnie Williams, was joined by City Council members and community volunteers from NSU, Cane River National Heritage Area, Historic Downtown Business Association, Main Street, and the Chamber of Commerce, among others in passing out items. The Natchitoches Police Department and City Marshal’s Office directed traffic.