Buquet Distributing Donates $50,000 to the Hache Grant Association for Hurricane Ida Relief Efforts

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Buquet Distributing Company has entrusted the Hache Grant Association with a donation of $50,000 to go towards Hurricane Ida relief efforts.

Buquet General Manager, Carlton A. Casey, said they saw what the organization had done with Bayou Dularge, Dulac, and Pointe aux Chenes areas and was impressed with their efforts to reach those in need. The company then decided to provide some monies that were available to them from Anheuser-Busch and they thought the Hache Grant Association was a great conduit to get money into the lower Terrebonne Parish areas.

Casey said they went to the organization to ask what they can do to help and they excitedly decided to put on a community event to go towards efforts, and that’s where the idea of the Bayou Terrebonne Tailgate came to fruition. They went from there, built up momentum, and he said he’s excited about the event, “I had seen the good works they have done prior, and I knew after I had talked to them, they said they would concentrate all of their efforts on bayou relief,” he said, “and I said well this is a great conduit. This will go directly to the people.”

The Bayou Terrebonne Tailgate and Market will be Saturday, November 6, and will have all of the favorite tailgating foods, a wing eating contest, a kid’s corner filled with family-fun activities, and of course, beer and football! The day’s games will be LSU Vs. Alabama and Nicholls State Vs. McNeese State! So wear your purple, or your red, and let’s geaux!

Casey said it has been great to work with the organization, “they are so committed and it has been wonderful,” he said. He said they are men on a mission without a doubt, they know what needs to be done, they’re not afraid to do it, and they’re not afraid to work. “We’ve collaborated very well together, we as in Buquet and Anheuser Busch, are bringing in several assets, so it was a logistical thing as well,” he said.  They are all combining their resources together to provide a community event that won’t only be fun, but also go towards a good time. Casey said the organization has its act together and knows the logistics that go into it.

Casey ended with saying they’re excited to help the community any way they can, “we’re glad we’re able to give back to the community, because ‘to whom much is given, much is expected’ it’s kind of our motto,” he said, “we’ve been blessed over the years to be in a position that we can give back. It’s been wonderful.”