Office Depot donates to TPSO, other local first responders

Office Depot Store #424 in Houma has donated 84 cases of bottled water to the Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Terrebonne deputies with the help of inmate workers loaded up the donation on Wednesday as part of its corporate community initiative.

Office Depot said it chose TPSO as one of several first-responder agencies in Terrebonne Parish for the donation.

Local fire departments and at least one other law enforcement agency will receive similar gifts.

“This gift form Office Depot will be put to good use,” said Col. Terry Daigre, TPSO’s Chief Deputy. “We have many instances where deputies are in need of refreshment from strenuous outdoor assignments. Water is made available, of course, but every little bit helps. These 84 cases will go a long way, and we are grateful that they thought of us.”

Store manager Marisa Lajaunie said that including the Sheriff’s Office as an outreach recipient was an easy decision.

“Whenever we have needed them to respond they are very fast and very helpful,” she said of the agency’s deputies. “Even when they are off duty if we have a question about something they are always willing to help.”

Office Depot, Inc. is a leading provider of business services and supplies, products and technology solutions to small, medium and enterprise businesses through approximately 1,300 stores nationwide.