LOCAL BUSINESSES TAKING DONATIONS FOR LOUISIANA FLOOD VICTIMS
It may be a small town, but Moundville is trying to give back in a big way to Louisiana flood victims.
C & S Fabrication Inc. is filling up one of its tractor trailers with donations to take to Baton Rouge.
They could use your help.
Owner Scott Caruthers says he felt led to use his resources after remembering how people from around the country came to Tuscaloosa’s aid five years ago.
He tells us he’s heading south as soon as his truck is at capacity and wants to make the donation process as convenient as possible.
“The truck will be open 24/ 7, lit up at night on the outside and inside. The gate will be open. People can come here turn around and just walk up the steps and put everything that you have on the inside. Just leave it there then we’ll take care of it in inventory.”
People like Sarah Bostick from Cottondale have heard Caruthers’ plea and are taking action. She and her family put themselves in the flood victims shoes and donated all kinds of everyday necessities.
“I’ve never been in that situation, but i can think that it would just be horrifying to get up one morning and not have anything. So, we hope that this will help ease that fear that they have down there,” said Bostick.
If nighttime hours bring safety concerns, the Moundville Police Department has your back! They’ll be keeping a close eye on the truck.
“The least we can do is watch over this stuff and make sure nobody takes it because the people in the county are willing to put it here,” Moundville Police Chief Ken Robertson told WVUA 23.
If you don’t want to drive all the way to Moundville, the Midtown Village and Taylorville SportClips locations have teamed up with C & S and are serving as drop off locations. Manager Stephanie Isaacs says the flood hits close to home because 16 of their stylists in Lousiana have lost everything.
“It could happen to any of us,” she said. “We all go through tragedies regardless if the weather or in life. Sometimes you have to reach out and help the people that are in need.”