Much needed supplies arrived in Winn Parish Saturday, August 29. In a joint effort between the Cajun Navy and American Rescue, food supplies were flown into Joyce Airfield in Winnfield, LA.
Elliott Weiss piloted the first plane to arrive. Weiss volunteered his time, fuel, and aircraft through American Rescue in coordination with the Cajun Navy to bring non-perishable food items to Winn Parish. Weiss’ plane is 1956 Cessna.
Weiss also took some time to take the WPJ up into the air to get a bird’s eye view of the storm damage. Due to the trees’ density, much of the damage was hard to see in the parish’s outer areas. Damage could be more clearly viewed in the city of Winnfield.
The second plane to arrive was piloted by Bryan Butler from Brenham, TX flying a Piper Lance. Butler volunteered through American Rescue, coordinating with the Cajun Navy to get supplies into Winn Parish.
Winn Parish Police Jurors and community volunteers unloaded the planes and distributed the food items to the community.