Alex Andrade, owner of Rusted Rooster in Lafayette,  has gotten together with other Lafayette businesses to take part in a supply drive to benefit the victims of the recent wildfires in Tennessee.

Lafayette Pays It Forward  - Tennessee Wildfire Donations Drive started with an idea. As explained on their Facebook page:

After the flooding in Louisiana, people from all over donated goods & services to help us get back on our feet. Help pay it forward by donating some critical items in the list below to those affected by the Tennessee wildfire. We are also providing a list of the donation sites across Lafayette where the items will be collected. We’re coordinating with shelters in areas that are affected the most to ensure the donations get to the ones that need them the most. Please consider donating from the item list below and sharing this page and post with your friends to help spread the word.

 

The items needed are listed below, as are the drop-off locations.

DONATION ITEMS

<Personal Hygiene Items>
Deodorant
Shaving Supplies
Hair Brushes
Depends/Adult Diapers
New Towels & Washcloths
Lotions
Razors
Shaving Cream
Toothbrush & Toothpaste
Sanitizer
Soap

<Clothing>
New Socks
New Underwear

<Food>
Peanut Butter
Jelly
Kids' Juice
Protein/Granola/Cereal Bars
Canned Goods/Soups
Bottled Water

<Equipment>
Flashlights
Portable Phone Chargers
Sleeping Bags
Pillows

<Baby Items>
Stage 1 Baby Foods
Stage 3 Baby Foods
Breast-Feeding Supplies
Baby Formula
Baby Lotion
Diaper Rash/Cream
Diapers Size Newborn/1/2/5/6
Pull-Ups
Baby Shampoo/Wash
Pacifiers
Baby Bottles
Wet Wipes

<Medicine>
Low-Dose Aspirin
Benadryl (Adult and Children's)
Zyrtec
General Infant/Children's Medicine

<School Supplies>
Clear or Mesh Backpacks
Pens/Pencils
Notebooks
Crayons/Colors

DROP OFF LOCATIONS

Rusted Rooster on St. Landry
105 St. Landry St.
Monday – Friday 7 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Landry's Cafe
3701 Cameron St.
10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Renaissance Market & Brasserie
902 Harding St.
Monday – Friday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Rêve Coffee Roasters
200 Jefferson St.
Monday – Wednesday 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. Thursday – Saturday 7 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Genterie Supply Co.
408 Jefferson St.
Monday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Tuesday – Saturday 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Sunday 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Tsunami Sushi Lafayette
412 Jefferson St
Tuesday – Thursday 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. Friday – Saturday 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.

Parish Ink
310 Jefferson St.
Monday – Friday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Saturday 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

J&J Exterminating
105 S College Rd.
Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Refinery Downtown
403 S Buchanan St.
Monday – Wednesday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Thursday – Friday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

C.Wolf Barber & Shop
302 Jefferson St.
Tuesday – Friday 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. Saturday 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Olde Tyme Grocery
218 W St. Mary Blvd
Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 10 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Rukus Board Shop: Lafayette
311 Jefferson St. A
Monday – Saturday 11 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. Sunday 12 – 5 p.m.

Pop's Poboys
740 Jefferson St.
Monday – Wednesday 10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Thursday – Saturday 10:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Hub City Cycles
208 E Vermilion St
Monday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tuesday – Saturday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

La Fonda
3809 Johnston St
Tuesday – Saturday 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Little Verons
403 Rena Dr.
Monday – Saturday 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Carpe Diem! Gelato - Espresso Bar
812 Jefferson St.
Monday – Wednesday 7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. Thursday – Friday 7:30 a.m. – 9 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. Sunday 12 – 6 p.m.

Bread & Circus Provisions
258 Bendel Rd.
Tuesday 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Wednesday - Friday 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. Saturday 11 a.m. - 12 a.m.

The Storage Vault
3641 NW Evangeline Thruway
Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

 

KLFY TV10 did a segment on their morning show about the event:

 

You are encouraged to donate, and to share this story with your Facebook friends!

(KLFY TV10, l)