LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY) – Shred-It held their annual Shred-a-ton Friday and participants were able to protect their identify and donate to help children affected by the recent flood.
Acadiana Mall Marketing Director Jamie Stelly saw first hand the impact the flood had on local children.
“They lost everything and it was hard because their son was impacted the most. Sorry I’m going to cry talking about it. I wanted to help. I wanted to help kids that were devastated and lost so much,” said Stelly.
The mall decided to host a toy and book drive. The United Way of Acadiana and Shred-It joined in on the cause.
“Whenever there is a call to step up the people of this community absolutely do,” said Nicole Rebstock.
United Way of Acaidna Acting Resource Director Nicole Rebstock said the donations will help a local school rebuild after the flood.
“We are identifying a school in this area that was flooded out and our goal absolutely is to take all of the books, all of the monetary donations and all of the toys and really make their holidays special this year.”
Residents participating in the shred-a-thon were happy to help out.
Bob Aebil said this is a great way to help out a neighbor in need.
“Their parents perhaps they’ve got to rebuild the house, they’ve got to buy new furniture. They’ve got all those things to worry about and if their kids can get backpacks or whatever it is they need, that’s one less thing they’ve got to worry about.”
Residents donated over three thousand dollars and about four boxes of toys.
The Acadiana Mall will be collecting toys, books and monetary donations until November 27th.