Lakeside helping Hurricane Ida victims

By Josh Beavers

Lakeside is reaching out to those in need and is asking for the community’s support.

Coach Rendi Dillard is leading an effort to collect items to send to communities in south Louisiana that are struggling to recover from Hurricane Ida. The collection will be from now through next Wednesday, September 15th.

“The communities have lost so much and are still suffering,” Dillard told The Journal. “This is something small we can do to help however we can.”

Please see the list below for suggested items to donate. No donation is too small, Dillard said.

*cases of bottled water
*gallons of water
*non-perishable food
*can openers for canned food
*baby food and formula
*hygiene items (shampoo, soap, toothpaste, deodorant)
*baby items (diapers of all sizes, wipes, diaper rash ointment, bottles, lotion, baby wash, infant medicines)
*bug spray
*contractor trash bags
*paper products (paper plates, paper towels, toilet paper, cups)
*Tylenol and Advil

Hurricane Ida ravaged parts of the Gulf Coast and especially Louisiana.

Hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses in Louisiana, most of them outside New Orleans, still didn’t have power as of this writing and more than half the gas stations in two major cities were without fuel nearly two weeks after Hurricane Ida slammed into the state.

The storm’s remnants also brought historic flooding, record rains and tornados from Virginia to Massachusetts. Ida’s death toll as of this writing was 65.