MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) — Teams from Mobile and Prichard gathered to help victims of Hurricane Ida. From 11 to 5 Saturday, people gathered at Ladd-Peebles Stadium for “Neighbors Helping Neighbors.”
The plan was to gather donations for care packages for Ida relief. Much of coastal Louisiana is still struggling after the monster storm hit weeks ago.
Prichard City Councilman Lorenzo Martin and other partners helped organized this event to fill an 18-wheeler full of items such as water, clothes, and personal hygiene items to donate to hurricane victims.
Martin says it is important to extend a helping hand because one day, it could be us who are in need.
“This is how we was raised, and many of my friends and those that I know, businesses and organizations, this is what we do in a time of need. We help each other and also we surely can help our Mardi Gras neighbor, such as New Orleans,” Martin said. “Many of us go for various reasons… if it’s just to see the Saints game. So when they’re in need, of course we could come together and provide a helping assistance with their need, and this time it’s supplies.”
The truck will be taken to New Orleans on Monday. Any donations received after today will be given to hurricane victims who’ve not been able to go home yet and are still here in Mobile.