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SCI Louisiana Acadiana Chapter Donates $10,000 for Flood Response in Memory of the late Russell Jackson of Lafayette Shooters - 11/29/2016 -

For Immediate Release: November 29, 2016
Contact: Eric Guidry

SCI Louisiana Acadiana Chapter Donates $10,000 for Flood Response in Memory of the late Russell Jackson of Lafayette Shooters

Daniel Jackson, son of the late Russell Jackson, and members of the Louisiana Acadiana Chapter of the Safari Club International present a $10,000 check to Raymond J. Hébert, president and CEO of Community Foundation of Acadiana (CFA), for the Acadiana Disaster Response Fund at CFA to benefit those who were affected from the August flood.

(Lafayette, La.) – The Louisiana Acadiana Chapter of Safari Club International (LACSCI) recently donated $10,000 to Community Foundation of Acadiana’s Acadiana Disaster Response Fund for flood response efforts in memory of the late Russell Jackson, founder of Lafayette Shooters.

Jackson was recognized as LACSCI’s first donor of the year at its inaugural banquet shortly before passing away on October 9, 2016. One of the chapter’s humanitarian goals of the banquet was to donate a portion of the proceeds of table and auction item sales to local flood victims.

"We knew we wanted to donate a portion of the proceeds from our first banquet to help flood victims in Acadiana, and we felt CFA was the best organization to help get our dollars to those who need it the most,” said LACSCI President Greg Elliott. "We were all saddened by Russell’s passing. He was a great man and a wonderful supporter of SCI. He understood our mission and our purpose, and it only seemed right that we honor him and give this gift in his memory.”

CFA has awarded a total of $473,000 for flood response efforts from the Acadiana Disaster Response Fund. Grants have supported programs for flood victims and provided direct assistance to individuals. (CFA is not accepting applications for individual assistance, but will instead, rely on the expertise of grantee organizations to qualify and confirm eligibility.)

Donations from individuals, corporations and others may be made online at Checks may also be made payable and mailed to Community Foundation of Acadiana (Memo: Acadiana Disaster Response Fund), 1035 Camellia Blvd., Suite 100, Lafayette, LA, 70508.Donations are tax-deductible and 100% of your contribution, less standard credit card fees, will benefit our neighbors.

For more information about CFA’s Acadiana Disaster Response Fund, please call Chief Operating Officer Eric Guidry at 337.769.4845. For more information about LACSCI, please visit

The Louisiana Acadiana Chapter of Safari Club International (LACSCI) was officially established and approved on May 9th, 2015 as SCI’s 188th Chapter with over 100 members.The chapter’s membership more than doubled within its first year. Its mission is to "protect the freedom to hunt while promoting conservation, education and humanitarian services through chapter membership growth.” Please visit www.laacadianasci.orgfor more information.

Community Foundation of Acadiana’s (CFA) core purpose is to connect all generous people to the causes they care about. CFA is south Louisiana’s premier philanthropic organization benefiting our region, with a particular focus on the parishes of Acadia, Evangeline, Iberia, Lafayette, St. Landry, St. Mary, St. Martin and Vermilion.CFA has realized cumulative gifts exceeding $176 million and has made cumulative grants of $89 million. Learn more at



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