Sheriff’s employees collect blankets for seniors

With the 206 blankets collected, from left, are Maj. Gary Driskell; Deputy Adam Robison; Cpl. Chris Detiveaux; Deputy Taurean Smith; Sheriff Mark Hebert; Beverly Domengeaux, director, St. Mary Council on Aging; Deputy Connie Van Horn; Lt. Michael Stewart; and Capt. John Kahl Jr.
(Submitted Photo)

Staff Report

The St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office two-week blanket drive to benefit the St. Mary Council on Aging collected 206 new blankets.
The blankets will be distributed to senior citizens across St. Mary Parish.
Contributors included members of St. Mary and surrounding communities, businesses, and employees of the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office.
Walgreens donated 10 new blankets. In addition to the total 206 new blankets, G&J Land and Marine Food Distribution donated two pallets of used blankets that will also be accepted by the St. Mary Council on Aging.
Sheriff Mark Hebert said, “Deputies interact with the community in many ways. Deputies saw a need and responded by donating blankets themselves and by reaching out to the community who in turn joined them in assisting the senior citizens of St. Mary Parish. Thank you, to all who donated blankets to the drive. We look forward to continuing to work with Mrs. Beverly, the St. Mary Council on Aging, and the community to ensure our senior citizens are well cared for.”
The blanket drive was organized and coordinated by Lt. Stephanie Duhon.

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