A clothing drive and food giveaway will be held in Cut Off on Saturday for locals who may have lost clothes during Hurricane Ida.
Demi Gautreaux, a South Lafourche High School graduate, organized the clothing drive, which will be hosted on Saturday at Golden Motors. A hot meal will also be available at the dealership on Saturday. The drive will be from 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Gautreaux said she did a collection throughout her neighborhood, Wallace Thibodaux Estates this past weekend and she was overwhelmed with the response.
"The turnout has been incredible," she said.
Gautreaux said she's collected clothing for just about any age and size.
"I have clothing for babies, toddlers, children and adult men and women," she said. "From the sorting we’ve done thus far, we have close to all sizes as well."
Gautreaux said she loves our community and wanted to find a way to give back. With lots of supply distribution sites and hot meals, she thought to do this as a way to give back.
"I thought clothing would be another helpful piece to help establish some normalcy back in their lives," she said.
In addition to the clothing drive, there will also be 500 meals for locals at Golden Motors. The Kiwanis Club from areas around the state will be serving jambalaya and salad on the outside of the dealership.
The food will be served on the outside of the building; the clothing will be in the showroom.
Golden Motors Maurice Guidry said he is grateful for the community support they have received for the event and his business is happy to give back.
In addition to today’s giveaway, Golden Motors is also back fully operational after the storm.
”However we can service the community, we are happy to do so,” he said.