Gas donations for Ida’s help continue to come from the East Coast community – WKRG News 5
DAPHNE, Alabama (WKRG) – A third gas lift made its way from the east coast to Louisiana to assist with relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida.
It all started last week when Daphne Mayor Robin LeJeune agreed to partially fund 350 gallons to be delivered to Baton Rouge by Daphne Search and Rescue.
A few days later, members of the Providence United Methodist Church in Spanish Fort heard of the move and wanted to foot the bill for another trip.
This week, Sharmyne Wall – the daughter of a deceased member of Daphne Search and Rescue – wanted to donate around 800 gallons of gasoline in honor of her mother, Judy Hamman. Hamman died of cancer on September 5, 2020, according to Chaplain Tony Dickey.
“Judy was well liked by Daphne Search and Rescue,” Dickey said. “She fed us. She kept us online, and in honor of that, her daughter felt it would make things a lot better knowing this was a worthy cause.
The donation train hasn’t stopped yet. Chaplain Dickey said Springhead Baptist Missionary Church in Pensacola had also offered to fund a gas donation.
The gas will go directly to Cajun Coastal Search and Rescue, a group working with relief efforts in the hardest-hit areas of southeast Louisiana.