Gift Card giveaway offered

By Cyndi Sellers

Cameron Parish Revitalization Geaux president Ashley Buller announced Friday that $150,000 in donated funds received for hurricane recovery are ready to be disbursed to residents and businesses faced with repairing and rebuilding structures in Cameron Parish. The Cameron Lions Club is handling the funds through its 501c3 status.

The club will purchase Stine Home and Garden gift cards, keeping the funding in Southwest Louisiana and with a business that offers a wide range of materials and supplies, said club president Stephanie Rodrigue.

In response, Stine added an additional $16,667 in gift cards, making it possible to provide $150 gift cards to 1,111 Cameron Parish residents. To apply for a card, residents must go to the new website and fill out an application. Cards will be distributed at sites in four parts of the parish on specific days. The sites are Johnson Bayou Waterworks, Creole Pavilion, Lowry Library, and Grand Lake Library. If all cards are not distributed in the first round, applications will be opened again. Earlier recipients may re-apply, Buller said.

Funds allocated for this endeavor were donated to the Cameron Lions club by Venture Global LNG, Kiewit, Cameron LNG, Sempra Energy, Weeks Marine, GE Oil and Gas/Baker Hughes, TC Energy, Commonwealth LNG, Bluewater Constructors, and Emerson Isolation Valves.