Drax Biomass, one of the largest employers in Morehouse Parish, today donated $10,000 to Bastrop-based Care and Hope Ministry to assist victims of the recent flooding.
The funds will support Care and Hope Ministry’s ongoing relief efforts, which include providing shelter to displaced residents in the First Baptist Church’s gym, offering free clothes and household items at the Ministry’s thrift store, and serving free food and water through the Ministry’s food pantry.
“We depend on the generosity of individuals and the business community to sustain our operations. With the support of Drax Biomass and other donors, we’re able to deliver aid to those hardest hit by the flooding.”
— Pam Walker, Executive Director of Care and Hope Ministry
Parish residents in need of temporary shelter should visit First Baptist Church at 620 East Madison Avenue in downtown Bastrop. Residents in need of food, water, clothing or other items should visit the Care and Hope Ministry Thrift Store and Food Pantry at 2038 East Madison Ave. in the Pines Shopping Center. Donations are also welcome at both locations.
“This is a difficult time for our employees and their families, but we know there are others who are far worse off. Our community is fortunate to have the support of Care and Hope Ministry, and I’m hopeful this donation will extend the reach of that support.”
— Gavin Black, plant manager for Drax Biomass’s Morehouse Bioenergy facility in Beekman