Tuesday, October 6, is National Night Out Against Crime. With health concerns due to COVID-19, Sheriff Gerald A. Turlich, Jr. and PPSO have decided to conduct a virtual Night Out Against Crime campaign. In order to maintain a healthy and safe environment for our residents as well as our employees, PPSO will drive through participating neighborhoods in a show of unity in partnership with our community against crime... from a distance. If your neighborhood is interested in participating or you would like additional information about this event, please contact Lt. Cody Portie at 504.234.6958 or at email@example.com.
South Plaquemines Elementary School hosted a spirit week on Sept. 8-11. While all of the days were a success, the favorite was dress like a superhero. The faculty and students came decked out in first responder uniforms (the most popular attire) to show their appreciation for so many who risked and continue to risk their lives to save others during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Harvey is a five -year-old Domestic Medium Hair mix who came into our sh elter as a stray. Harvey loves people and will gladly snuggle up next to you when he is in the mood and make you laugh when you n eed it. He is patiently waiting for a family to give him the life he d eserves. He is ready to b e a house cat and no longer live his life on the street!
As many residents evacuated to escape the path of Hurricane Laura, many of them found temporary refuge in New Orleans. For those able to bring their pets, they struggled to find pet-friendly housing, and some hotels were only pet-friendly for a limited time. Being located in New Orleans, we know just how devastating and stressful hurricanes can be so we knew we had to do anything we could to h elp those in need.
The Plaquemines Medical Center (PMC) held their annual “Back 2 School” Supply Giveaways at the Port Sulphur YMCA on Aug. 7 and the Percy M. Griffin Community Center in Davant on Aug. 14. Giveaways included school supplies, educational resources, and refreshments. The events were in partnership with Heathly Blue, Plaquemines Primary Care, Plaquemines Parish Health Department, Chevron Oronite Oak Point, Families Helping Families, and Metropolitan Human Services District. PMC is very grateful for the partnership opportunities to host these events and provide resources to the families of Plaquemines Parish. PMC thanks all community partners and volunteers.