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Missouri Delta Hospice collecting donations for LA flood victims

(Source: Mike Mohundro/KFVS) (Source: Mike Mohundro/KFVS)

Employees at the Missouri Delta Hospice Center in Dexter felt they needed to help those impacted by the devastating flooding in Louisiana.

So, the group decided to start collecting donations to deliver them later this week to one of the hardest hit areas in Louisiana.

Melissa Pennington, Missouri Delta Hospice LPN and Patient Care Representative, said it really hit home when the vice president of the company was impacted herself there.

"Our vice president of hospice sent out an email that said she was unable to go home from the floodwaters and she went to her sisters home," Pennington said. "The next morning they woke up and there were floodwaters in the home and they had to be evacuated by boat. So I think for us, that's when it hit personally."

Another hospice employee at the organization also had some friends that were impacted there.

"She ended up with 19 inches of water in the house," Missouri Delta Hospice Office Manager Bobbi King said. "It wasn't just her. Where she lives it's her husbands entire family. Grandpa, mom and dad, brothers and sisters. So it affects everyone.

Pennington and King both said they feel it's necessary to help those in need as much as they can, and hope they can gather as many donations as possible for the families in need.

"Within our hospice division, every day we are reminded that it's all about helping people," Pennington said. "So whether it's people on our service or not, we are a resource for them. I think it's important that not only locally we help serve but in all areas that we can."

"They would be there for me if I ever needed anything," King said. "I just want to be able to repay the favor to them."

Donations are being collected this week at three locations in Southeast Missouri for Missouri Delta Hospice.

They plan on leaving on Friday, August 26 to deliver the donations in the community of Livingston Parish, one of the hardest hit areas by the historic flooding.

Donations, such as cleaning supplies and non-perishable food items, are encouraged.

The locations you can drop off items art are:

  • Missouri Delta Hospice in Dexter at 1615 W. Business Highway 60, Suite A and B
  • 2725 North Westwood Blvd, Suite 2 in Poplar Bluff
  • The lobby of the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. That's at 1008 N. Main Street.

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