Two philanthropic non-profits have launched fund drives to help victims of Hurricanes Gustav and Ike. The Community Foundation of Acadiana has created the South Louisiana Recovery Fund to direct charitable dollars to agencies and entities in the Acadiana area providing recovery and relief. Meanwhile, the Community Foundation of Southwest Louisiana is targeting donations to help those in Calcasieu, Beauregard, Allen, Cameron and Jefferson Davis Parishes. Both foundations are highly flexible and creative in their abilities to match gifts and needs. To donate to the Community Foundation of Acadiana, go to their website here, or call 337 266-2145. You can reach the Community Foundation of Southwest Louisiana’s website here, or call 337 491-6688 for more information.
There will soon be a whole lot of shakin’ going on at Benny’s Sportshack Supplement Depot, a new concept by Opelousas native Benny Nele. Located at 2002 Johnston St., the supplement shop, smoothie bar and café, featuring hot off the press paninis and wraps, plans to open in late May.
Philip deMahy Sr., a once respected New Iberia ad exec, was sentenced May 2 to spend the next two years (he faced up to 100 years) in a state penitentiary after state and federal investigators found dozens of images depicting children engaged in lewd sexual acts on his personal computer.