SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) – Hundreds of volunteers from about 50 businesses, service organizations and clubs have come together to create essential needs bags for hurricane evacuees.

It happened on Thursday, April 28, United Way of Northwest Louisiana Day of Caring.

The bags created by the volunteers contained clothing, toiletries and other personal items. (Source: Scott Pace/KSLA News 12)

Shreveport-Bossier City is a key point for providing relief during natural disasters such as hurricanes and floods. Evacuees are forced to flee north with little or no time to gather necessities for their homes.

The bags created by approximately 500 to 600 volunteers at the Bossier Civic Center contained clothing, toiletries and other personal items to meet the needs of evacuees during future natural disasters.

(Source: Scott Pace/KSLA News 12)

“We are thrilled to bring back our organization’s most beloved event,” said the UWNWLA President and CEO.

LaToria “Tori” W. Thomas said in a prepared statement. “This year, we designed Day of Caring to meet an important need in our community with the help of volunteers. Volunteers are at the heart of this event, and we are happy to see hundreds of people in our community getting excited to make a difference.

After filling the bags, the volunteers were treated to an after-party which included lunch, mini-golf, music and raffle prizes.

(Source: Scott Pace/KSLA News 12)

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