Emergencies or natural disasters traditionally bring out the community volunteers but the first storm of the 2019 hurricane season brought the youth of at least two area schools into action. Loreauville High School football coach Terry Martin said his team has had a lot of support from Mayor Brad Clifton, so when he asked for volunteers to help out at the sandbag station, more than 25 team players and family members pitched in. Some as early as Thursday night actually delivered bags. One Catholic High School stickered-automobile was serviced and the driver located the coach to make a donation allowing him to purchase water for the crew. Rivalry is put aside when needs abound.
Also at three different locations around Iberia Parish were the band, various sports teams and students from New Iberia Senior High. The NISH band headed to Lydia, while others assisted at the Old Jeanerette Road fire station and another facility.
Although other groups and schools may have participated, today’s photos were submitted to The Daily Iberia to show community spirit — thanks to all who assisted throughout the weekend.