Iberville Parish Minister's Conference supports Sickle Cell Anemia Foundation

Andrew Green agreen@postsouth.com
The Iberville Minister's Conference and Sheriff Brett Stassi helped collect over 3,000 bottles of sports drink to be donated to the Baton Rouge Sickle Cell Anemia Foundation.

In an effort to support those that suffer from Sickle Cell Anemia, the Iberville Parish Minister’s Conference, along with the help of Sheriff Brett Stassi, conducted a sports drink drive from September 1 through October 9.

            During that time, local churches have gathered and donated 3,000 bottles of Powerade and Gatorade to donate to the Sickle Cell Anemia Foundation.  Severe dehydration is one of the many complications of Sickle Cell Anemia.

            “Our goal was to collect 2,000 bottles of sports drink,” Rev. Lee T. Wesley, President of the Minister’s Conference said.  “We asked our churches in the conference and were helped greatly by our Sheriff.”

            As Sheriff Stassi and Rev. Wesley presented the bottles to the SCA Foundation representative, more bottles were brought into the church foyer.  Just one of the many fundraisers ran by the Iberville Minister’s Conference, the sports drink benefit will help keep participants of the SCA Foundation hydrated.

            “The Minister’s Conferences is always here to help people,” Iberville Sheriff said.  “We are not always here to arrest people and take away their freedom.  We are here to maintain the peace and tranquility of this parish.  I feel our Minister’s Conference has a lot to do with it.”