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Chamber Member Jefferson Financial Donates $1,000 for Elderly

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November 21, 2018
(Denham Springs, LA) – After learning about the needs of the elderly to stay warm at a Chamber of Commerce meeting, employees at Jefferson Financial Federal Credit Union went into action. They donated $1,000 to the Livingston Council on Aging to assist local seniors as temperatures dropped into the 30s and 40s this week in Livingston Parish. “Elderly people are calling daily in need of heaters and heating blankets in order to get through this winter season,” notes LCOA’s Executive Director, Kay Granger. “Some of these elderly people are homebound and have no support other than the Council.”
 
According to Jefferson Financial Business Development Representative Carl Duplessis, who coordinated the donation, “We found out that some of the elderly in the parish were in need of any form of heat during the recent cold front, and I knew we had to help them in some way. Over the past year our employees donated money during our Pay it Forward Dress Down Day, and we thought this would be the perfect way to use the funds. Hopefully, this will bring awareness to the needs of the elderly and more people and businesses will follow suit and donate to the Council on Aging.”  
 
Funds from the donation will go toward the purchase of heaters, heating blankets, blankets, sweaters and socks.
Contact:
April Wehrs, CEO & President
(225) 665-8155