Relief effort distribution bins set up in parish

Charlotte Guedry

After raising $1200 to send Gonzales man Lester Duplessis with an 18-wheeler full of supplies to Joplin,?Missouri, distribution PODs have now been set up to start taking donated items.

The two PODs are located at Ralph’s Supermarlet on Hwy. 44 near Pelican Point and Lamendola’s Grocery?on Hwy. 44.

Donations of electrolyte based beverages, hygiene products for both men and women, books and games for children, and non-perishable food items.

The items will be distributed among shelter in the city of Joplin to assist with the needs of the many residents of that area still homeless from the recent tornadoes in the area.