MARION – The City of Marion is sponsoring a community-wide donation drive to help those in St. Charles Parish, Louisiana recovering from Hurricane Ida.
The city will work with the Parish and its donation distributor, United Way of St. Charles, to distribute items to those needing help.
Acceptable donations include:
- Food that does not require cooking
- Bread/ Water
- Gas/ Gas Cans
- Paper Plates/Paper Towels/ Paper Cups
- Canned food/ can openers
- Pet Food
- Male and female hygiene supplies
- Razors/ Shaving Cream
- Gold Bond Powder
- Toothpaste/ Toothbrushes
- Feminine Products
- Shampoo/ Soap
- Zip Lock Bags (Large 1 gallon – 5 gallon)
- Bug Spray
- Diapers/ Baby Food
- Home cleaning supplies
- Industrial Sized Trash Bags
- Large Tote Containers
- Flashlights/battery operated radios/batteries
- New clothes/short pants/tshirts/all sizes
Donations can be dropped off at the Marion Cultural and Civic Center, The Hub or at Black Diamond Harley Davidson weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The last day to donate items will be Sept. 24.
On Sept. 25, the Marion High School football team will gather the donated items from the drop-off points and load them into Black Diamond’s trailer. Black Diamond will take the items directly to the St. Charles Parish drop point immediately, according to officials.