Lexington law enforcement helping first responders in Baton Rouge

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LEXINGTON , Ky. (WTVQ) – First responders from Lexington will soon be heading to Louisiana to help with flood relief. They plan to give law enforcement officers who have been working around the clock a break.

Officer Michael Watts says about 30 deputies with the Livingston Parish have lost everything and some haven’t had a chance to see the damage to their own homes because they’ve been too busy helping others.

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“When any type of family is in need in the law enforcement community we’re going to be there to help them,” said Officer Watts.

The volunteers will be leaving Sunday and staying though Thursday. They plan to help clean and do whatever work is needed in the Livingston and Ascension Parishes.

The team is still looking for volunteers and supplies to take with them.

Needed items:
-personal hygiene
-cleaning supplies
-box fans
-bug spray
-diapers
-any human need items
-gift cards

Donations can be dropped off at:
East Roll Call – 1795 Old Frankfort Pike
West Roll Call – 1060 Goodwin Drive
Central Roll Call – 1165 Centre Parkway
Central Recrods (Headquarters) – 150 East Main Street

Anyone interested in going on the trip is welcome to attend the informational meeting Thursday night. It will be held behind the West Sector Roll Call. The meeting starts at six o’clock. Volunteers must be 16 years old.

More information: https://www.facebook.com/Kytolafloodrelief/