Annie Green, Shreveport employee, was scheduled to travel to Baton Rouge to pull historical data for Nadel and Gussman from the Louisiana Office of Conservation on August 26th, but she went down a day early to help feed roughly 250 flood victims from St. Martin Parish in south central Louisiana. Her family had helped organize the event.
Nadel and Gussman had planned to donate 40 pounds of linked sausage from Baudin’s, a local sausage kitchen, for the cookout. When Annie’s husband, called to place the order, Baudin’s wouldn’t accept payment and donated the sausage for the event.
Thanks to Baudin’s, Annie was able to use Nadel and Gussman’s donated funds to assemble 10 cleaning care packages for flood victims, which were delivered by the local volunteer fire department. The kits contained much-needed bleach, ant poison, laundry detergent, dishwashing liquid, all-purpose cleaner, paper towels and scrub pads.
The spirit and compassion of those people left a lasting impression on Annie and her family members. Even though they had lost so much, they still wore smiles and expressed gratitude for any kind of assistance they were offered, no matter how big or how small.
In a prior article, we relayed the story of an abandoned bobcat kitten, Nadel, who appeared at one of the company’s wells in Claiborne Parish on June 30th. Nadel was relocated to the Louisiana Bobcat Refuge in Eunice, which was also hard hit by flooding in August. Ruston employee, Ricky Hurst, who originally found little Nadel, volunteered his time at the Refuge to help them recover from the flood.