GONZALES, LA (WAFB) - Donors are stepping up to repair the damage after vandals trashed a special needs center for kids in Gonzales.
The gym at the former G.W. Carver Elementary School is home to a program called "Special Tuesdays."
The organizer was worried she would have to close the program after the gym was hit several times. However, after a 9News report, thousands of dollars and new supplies were donated to help out.
"Tears in my eyes and happiness to my children. That's what it means," said Bobbie Blanchard, organizer of Special Tuesdays. "Because we'll be able to continue doing special Tuesdays."
"These kids are very important to me. All they want to be is loved and normal," Brandon Delbosque. "I figure there's no other way to help them, but get them out of here and get them started. They deserve the same love as everyone else."
The program serves around 300 kids in Ascension and surrounding parishes.