In the aftermath of Hurricane Laura, Jolene Constance was contacted by Globalcitizenusa.org, a nonprofit organization based out of Chicago, to help the storm ravaged region of southwest Louisiana.
With Constance’s involvement with General Federation of Women’s Clubs, a 501(c)3 organization, the DeQuincy Study Club was asked if they would be able to accept donations to be shared with our community. The club agreed to accept the donations.
The club has received three donations from them. The first donation was items earmarked for the City of DeQuincy and DeQuincy Fire Department of automotive supplies. These items were very needed in the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Laura. The second donation consisted of face masks, sanitizer lotion and sanitizer liquid. These items were shared with schools, churches, organizations and citizens. This was delivered to the club via United Cajun Navy out of Baton Rouge from Globalcitizenusa.
The third donation was 26 pallets of personal protective equipment (PPE). This consisted of face shields, isolation gowns, and disposable coveralls. The club queried the local hospital and other entities before the shipment and a need was found.
The DeQuincy Study Club is proud to be able to assist the community and partner with the companies Workforce Development, LLC and Thermoplastic Services for storage and distribution of supplies.