MARKSVILLE, La. (KALB) - There's been no shortage of kind acts from people around Central Louisiana to support the Avoyelles House of Mercy, and specifically the families who lost loved ones in the deadly Florida crash that killed five children from the Marksville church.
We heard over the weekend from Avoyelles District Attorney Charles Riddle who said he was touched by the outpour of support from his community. One of the groups he commended is the Tunica-Biloxi Tribe.
We caught up with Tribe Chairman, Marshall Pierite, who said he was heartbroken when he heard about the incident. So the Tribe has decided to donate $5,000 to the church and the families for them to use as they need.
"It was a moral obligation of the Tribe, and most importantly it was a spiritual obligation of the church. Though we are many members, we are one body of Christ. And we have to come together to help them out."
If you are interested in donating or supporting these families, make sure to check out the attached link to find where you can do that.