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Convoy of Care sends six 18-wheelers of supplies from Atlanta to Baton Rouge

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BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

Outpourings of love are coming from far and wide. 

Six tractor trailers of supplies arrived in Baton Rouge from Atlanta on Thursday. The Convoy of Care was organized by the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives. 

East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff Sid Gautreaux and other leaders were standing by to receive the donation. 

"This story is about the heart of law enforcement giving back to communities across this country and as long as I'm a part of NOBLE, we will continue to do this because that's what we do," one official said.

"I had 150 deputies lost their homes as well and I see them out in the middle of the flood and I'd say, 'Man, what are you doing?' and they'd say, 'Sheriff, my family's safe. I've got to help these people,'" Gautreaux said. "And that's what this is - putting away your personal issues because I'm sure these people from Georgia have got a lot of other things they could be doing but they felt enough about it to come here and bring this."

The supplies were given to nonprofit organizations that will be in charge of making sure they get distributed to those in need across the region.

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