Deputies and volunteers team up to aid their communities

Hurricane Laura Damage. NPSO Photo.
Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Deputies distributed water and ice in the communities of Marco, Cloutierville, and Kisatchie Sept. 8 according to Natchitoches Parish Sheriff Stuart Wright.

In the Marco community, Mrs. Lisa Nugent and Mrs. Helen Rachal assisted deputies transporting water and ice to some residents.

Deputies with the assistance of T-Johnny’s Seafood refrigerated truck then stopped in the Cloutierville area and distributed ice at Cane River Apartments and to residents in the Cloutierville area.

Cloutierville, Marco, Melrose, Montrose, Gorum, Kisatchie and other areas of south Natchitoches Parish were hit hard by Hurricane Laura according to Mary Jones, Asst. Director of the Natchitoches Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness.

Some areas of Marco were still without power this morning according to residents arriving at the distribution point to pick up supplies.

Later this afternoon, deputies traveled to the Kisatchie community delivering water and MRE’S (meals ready to eat) to retired Natchitoches Police Officer Larry Vaugh who volunteered to assist deputies in distribution of the supplies.

We thank members of our communities today that came out to assist us in distribution of supplies according to Sheriff Stuart Wright.

One of the voluteers stated it’s just so heart warming and gratifying to know they have lent a hand to help someone in their community.”

Today, deputies will begin distributing ice to the public donated by the Louisiana Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness on the Natchitoches Parish Police Jury Parking Lot.

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