Ms. Mary’s to bring snoballs and supplies to Louisiana
Businesses and citizens across the Mississippi Gulf Coast continue to help aid Hurricane Ida relief for their Louisiana neighbors.
After watching the devastation Ida brought to Louisiana, the owners of Ms. Mary’s Old Town Snoballs in Bay St. Louis immediately sprang into action.
The small family-owned business has been accepting donations for Ida victims to take to Grand Isle and other nearby communities.
Along with a trailer full of supplies from dog food to paper towels to beer, Ms. Mary’s will also be giving out snoballs, a treat they hope helps keep residents cool in the summertime heat. Bart Brooks said, “After Katrina it was so hot. It was so hot for so long. And we would’ve killed for a snoball. Something like that. And we can do it, so we need to do it.”
Mary Brooks said, “Overwhelming. The people. The response from our community and the people from Louisiana has been amazing. In fact, the people that you filmed earlier were from Louisiana. And of course, the locals as well have been bringing so many donations. But it’s amazing to us to see the people from Louisiana because they’re still without power, a lot of the people who have been donating to us.”
Ms. Mary’s plans to make trips to Louisiana weekly or bi-weekly to bring more snoballs and supplies to Hurricane Ida victims.
Stay up to date with what supplies and donations they are requesting and when to drop off them off for each trip by checking out Ms. Mary’s Old Town Snoballs Facebook page and Instagram.