I want to let you know how much the Central community appreciates your help on Sunday. When Cindy and I met with the VOL team, they had served over 1,000 meals to hungry, exhausted, and devastated folks who needed a kind smile and reassuring compassion. They also helped clear a few homes. We continue to aim for opening St. Alphonsus on Monday, August 29th, but the community will take much longer to recover, as you already know.
Please let the men and women who donated their resources, time, and kindness to the Central community know that their charity and love are deeply appreciated. On behalf of Cindy and St. Alphonsus church and school, we are forever grateful for the thoughtful contributions. We continue to pray for our own community and also for those of you who have sacrificed so much of your own lives to improve the lives of others in need.
Respectfully yours, in Christ,
John Ryals, Jr.
Jefferson Parish Department of Juvenile Services