Weekend donation drives, free camps and services open post-Hurricane Ida

October 13, 2021
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Free camps for kids Friday

Several BREC parks are offering free all-day emergency camps for kids Friday, Sept. 3, until 4 p.m. Parents can drop off children ages 6 to 12 for a day of fun while their families are busy with work and hurricane recovery.

Participating parks include Baker Recreation Center, Forest Community Park, Perkins Road Community Park, North Sherwood Forest Community Park and Mills Avenue Park. Space is limited; 30 campers will be permitted per location.

Music benefit and donation drive Friday

Local artists Jireh and Tre Louis and nonprofit BR.adio are hosting a benefit event and supply drive for storm recovery efforts.

The event is Friday, Sept. 3, at 8 p.m. at The Parlor and will include food, drinks and music. All proceeds from the night will be donated to those impacted by Hurricane Ida.

The Parlor is at 705 Saint Joseph St. Find more info here.

Donation drive, food and drinks Saturday at Electric Depot

Bring in-demand items to the Hurricane Ida Donation Drive Saturday, Sept. 4, 2-6 p.m. at Electric Depot.

⁣⁣Donations requested include water⁣⁣, baby items (diapers, wipes, etc.), soap⁣⁣, deodorant, canned foods⁣⁣⁣⁣, flashlights, trash bags and more. Attendees can enjoy A/C, cold drinks and hot food.⁣⁣

Donations will be packed and distributed by Sept. 8 for Houma and Lockport relief efforts, spearheaded by Sweet Baton Rouge, Power Pump Girls and the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank. Electric Depot is at 1509 Government St. Find more info here.

Temporary workspaces offering Wi-Fi and A/C this weekend

Several branches of the The East Baton Rouge Library system are open Friday until 5:30 p.m. Find the list here.

The Leo S. Butler Community Center at 950 E. Washington St. will be open Friday and Saturday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Find more info here. Several other community charging stations will be open Friday, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

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