Gulfport, USO to help those affected by Lousiana flooding

A sandbag flood barrier that the community of Lake Arthur erected to save their town from flooding can be seen during a tour by Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards in Lake Arthur, La., Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016. (AP Photo/Max Becherer)

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) – The city of Gulfport is partnering with the United Services Organization, Gulfport businesses, military and the fire department to send donations to the areas of Louisiana affected worst by flooding.

The Sun Herald reports ( it’s the second trip for the city in less than a month.

On Aug. 17, the city sent two truckloads of supplies immediately after the flood waters started to recede.

Gulfport Chief Administrative Officer John Kelly said Monday the National Guard Armory in Hammond, Louisiana, set up a store specifically for military families.

The USO is a nonprofit that operates two locations in Gulfport and annually provides programs and services to more than 60,000 service members and their families in Mississippi, Alabama and Louisiana.


Information from: The Sun Herald,




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