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After Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington deployed a team of six Bossier Sheriff’s Office deputies to south Louisiana to help with law enforcement and public safety support for residents impacted by Hurricane Laura, he was informed of several needs of the victims of this vicious storm.

With that knowledge, he's gone into action to try and provide the much needed aid. But the Bossier Sheriff needs your help. He's established three donation centers for the public to drop off various supplies to help residents in the Calcasieu Parish area where the deputies are supporting the residents there.

You can drop off your donations at these locations between 8:00 am – 4:30 pm weekdays:
• Viking Drive Substation, 2510 Viking Drive in Bossier City
• Criminal Building, 196 Burt Blvd. in Benton
• Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Training Academy, 2981 Old Plain Dealing Road

And according to those deputies on the scene in Calcasieu, these are the most needed items for victims:

• Small soaps
• Travel shampoo
• Deodorant
• Shaving Cream Razors
• Lotion
• Wash Rags
• Feminine Care Products
• Toothbrush
• Toothpaste
• Floss
• Mouthwash
• T-shirts – black or gray (L and XL)
• Socks
• Wet wipes
• Bug spray
• Small bags of snacks

“Our team of deputies has been in the community there in Lake Charles over the past couple of days and seen first-hand the situation…and the people there need our help,” said Sheriff Whittington.

Melissa Whittington, Sheriff’s wife, is coordinating the donation effort, and she is grateful for the generous giving of our people. “Thank you in advance to those of you that feel the call to help, because together we can make a difference.”