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Baton Rouge General to Host Clothing Drive for Cajun Navy

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BATON ROUGE, La. – Baton Rouge General will host a clothing drive to benefit the United Cajun Navy as the group prepares for a potentially active hurricane season. Community members can drop off gently used clothing and shoes from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on July 22 at Mid City and July 23 at Bluebonnet. The clothing items will be distributed as needed during post-hurricane recoveries.

“Louisianians understand what it is like to recover from major weather events, and we know the important role the United Cajun Navy plays in the recovery process,” said Erik Showalter, president of the Baton Rouge General Foundation.The United Cajun Navy has been so generous providing PPE and food, and hosting fundraisers, for our hospital last year, so we're proud to be able to lend them a hand.”

Donations should be washed and tied in garbage bags. At the Mid City campus, drop-offs will be in front of the Main Entrance, at 3600 Florida Blvd. At the Bluebonnet campus, drop-offs will be in front of Entrance 3, off Picardy Ave.

About Baton Rouge General Medical Center
Baton Rouge General Medical Center is the area’s first community hospital with over 600 licensed beds between three campuses. Baton Rouge General opened its doors in 1900, and has provided the Greater Baton Rouge community with high-quality healthcare for generations. An accredited teaching hospital since 1991, Baton Rouge General is affiliated with several medical school programs, and offers other medical education programs, including a School of Nursing, School of Radiologic Technology, Family Medicine Residency Program, Internal Medicine Residency Program, and Sports Medicine Fellowship Program. For more information, visit, find us on Facebook at and follow us on Twitter @BRGeneral and Instagram @batonrougegeneral.