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The Capital One building (left) and a Wendy’s location in downtown Lake Charles sustained expensive damage from Hurricane Laura.

West Baton Rouge Parish is collecting items for people in Lake Charles and other areas affected by Hurricane Laura through the "Friends Indeed" program sponsored by Cross Industrial Services, Del-Con Construction and several surrounding parishes.

Residents may bring donations to the Port Allen Community Center pavilion at 749 N. Jefferson Ave. starting Tuesday, Sept. 15 through Wednesday, Sept. 23. The daily hours of operation are 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Please consider donating the following:

Paper goods - plates, paper towels, toilet tissue, disposable eating utensils

Cleaning supplies - bleach, disinfectants, laundry soap, dishwashing soap, mops, push brooms clothes pins, clothes lines, heavy duty rubber gloves, trash bags

Personal hygiene items - shampoo, toothpaste, deodorant, feminine products, adult diapers

Baby supplies - diaper sizes 5 and 6, baby foods

Equipment - generators, oil (10x-30), gasoline

Tools - rakes, shovels, wheelbarrows

Household items - air mattresses, charcoal, lighter fluid, matches, lighters, Coleman propane fuel bottles - 16.4 oz, btteries, small LED flashlights, extension cords, power strips, night lights, wasp/hornet spray, ant poison, mosquito spray, small AC units

Grocery items - water, gatorade, powerade, canned goods

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