Earlier this week, the western half of Houston was washed out with close to 17 inches of rain in less than 24 hours.
The ladies of Fire and Ice bikers club here in Lafayette, are collecting items to give back to the victims of the flooding.
The rainfall that swept through much of Houston early in the week is considered the city’s worst flooding event in nearly 15 years.
The western half of Houston was hit hardest, leaving many without homes and essentials.
Amanda Simmons, also known as Pure Chocolate by her motorcycle club, says they will have donation boxes set up across Lafayette — at place like Creole Lunch Box, Alexander’s Specialty Meats, Quick Stop cafe, Harold’s Barbershop, Espinola’s Tax Service, Green’s Piggly Wiggly, and Musson Patout Automotive Group in New Iberia.
Laura’s II is also another drop off location in the Hub City.
“We have family, we have friends out there in Houston, let’s do something about it,” says Simmons.
Madonna Broussard, the owner of Laura’s II says “drop off anything, a monetary donation or just any kind of items, we’ll accept.”
The ladies of Fire and Ice, who’ve been riding together for eight years, are asking for simple things like diapers, toothpaste, non-perishable food items, and anything that can help those in need.
Simmons says they are a group of normal women who have jobs, who have families, who ride and most of all like to help out the community.
Once all the items are collected the ladies of Fire and Ice will go to Greenspoint to make their delivery.
“It could have been us, god spared us so we would like to give back out of our state to another state,” says Simmons.
The Fire and Ice ladies would also like to thank the community in advance for the support and generosity.
The last day you can drop off items is on Saturday from 7 a.m. until 10 a.m.
They will also do the last roundup of collections at the parking lot of the North Gate Mall on Saturday.