Local students helping flood victims in Louisiana

As a senior at Lyon County High School, Jenna White has a lot on her plate, but right now all she can think about are the families dealing with flooding in Louisiana.

"They’re left with nothing," says Jenna. "They’re sleeping on the ground. They’re sleeping in tents. They don’t have their houses, their cars. Some of them lost family members."

Jenna is one of six local students going to Louisiana this weekend to help flood victims. She says a lot of them are without transportation and are unable to get supplies from the many churches providing them. Because of that, Jenna says they’re going to go straight to the people who need help the most.

Lyon County Judge Executive Wade White is the brains behind this mission. He’s also Jenna’s dad.

"They’re doing something that’s meaningful, and I think God gives that desire to them," says White.

The group leaves Saturday night. Jenna says all she’s going to pack is a toothbrush and a change of clothes.

"We need more room for the things that they need than what we need," says Jenna.

Jenna’s friend Allison Ellis is also going. She says their community has already donated a lot to help the families in Louisiana.

"We live in a great community where everyone is willing to help," says Allison.

Allison says P and H Cattle Company in Eddyville, Kentucky is donating 240 ground beef patties. Jenna says they’re going to grill them up to feed hungry families.

"We need to come together, and we need to be there for them," says Jenna.

It’ll be a quick trip because of school on Monday, but Jenna says every second there will count.

White says they’re still in need of these important items for families in Louisiana: air mattresses and pumps, mosquito repellent, tents and tarps. You can drop them off at the judge executive’s office in the old Lyon County Courthouse at 500 West Dale Ave. in Eddyville, Kentucky. You can also send donations by PayPal to wadeforjudge@gmail.com.

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