“The Hope Lodge is funded by the American Cancer Society,” said Salena Harrington. “People going through treatments stay there for free.”
The American Cancer Society’s Patrick F. Taylor Hope Lodge is used for patients who must travel long-distance to New Orleans for treatment. Patients who live more than 40 miles away from New Orleans are eligible for housing at the lodge.
The lodge has 34 guest rooms, each with a private bath. It includes a fully equipped residential kitchen with a community dining room and family rooms.
Although other items such as batteries, bed linens, and non-perishable food items can be donated to the Hope Lodge, the main focus of this supply drive will be paper products.
Paper products, such as paper towels and plates, will be accepted at this location. A drop-off location is also available at Ike’s Radiator Sales on Charity St.
Harrington said monetary donations will also be accepted for the Hope Lodge.
“We accept a lot of different things,” she said. “We’ve already had a few monetary donations.”
Harrington said the drive in the SuperOne parking lot will be a drive-through drop off.
“People will not have to get out of their vehicles,” she explained.
The team will be bringing supplies to the Hope Lodge on March 27.
This drive is hosted by the Nutty Buddy Relay Team. For more information, please contact Salena at 654-2281.