Donations pour in for BRPD officers affected by flooding
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - As law enforcement works through the weekend to keep our communities safe, many of the officers cannot go back to their own homes because they're also victims of flooding.
Just a block away from the Baton Rouge Police Department, support is literally rolling in from across the country to St. Luke's Episcopal Church and School. These donations are specifically for officers displaced by flooding and their families.
People like 11-year-old Cora Luman and her sister, Amara, who can't go back home to Maurepas because their house flooded.
"We had our blankets and our wallets and most important stuff, and my mom she has this whole suitcase of pictures and stuff she put that in the car," Luman said.
The girls are staying with their grandparents in Baton Rouge. They came to St. Luke's Saturday to help sort donations for officers in need.
"We just thought that we might as well come and help because my grandparents go to this church and we just really like helping."
That giving spirit is reaching far beyond these church walls, hundreds of miles away in fact, to the small community of Rome, Georgia.
The generosity has touched the heart of Chief Carl Dabadie, "No words. Heart touching."
Just within BRPD, Chief Dabadie tells us more than 100 officers and 70 civilian employees are displaced by flooding.
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