SCI Louisiana Acadiana Chapter Donates $10,000 for Flood Response in Memory of the late Russell Jackson of Lafayette Shooters - 11/29/2016 -
SCI Louisiana Acadiana Chapter Donates
$10,000 for Flood Response in Memory of the late Russell Jackson of Lafayette
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
Donations from individuals, corporations and
others may be made online at www.cfacadiana.org/flood.
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 www.laacadianasci.org.
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.
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 www.cfacadiana.org.