Ice cream social fundraiser for elderly and disabled set for June 15

IBERVILLE PARISH– Many in Louisiana’s elderly and disabled communities cannot afford basic necessities, and one Iberville Parish resident is looking to help.

Elia Nora Wilson is hosting an inaugural ice cream social fundraiser on June 15 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Faith Tabernacle Church in Plaquemine.

They’ll have music, ice cream, and much more. Jambalaya plates will be sold for $10 a plate. All money raised will go toward making gift baskets to be handed out at local nursing homes.

“I’m going to be making gift baskets for them to meet their basic needs,” Wilson said. “I really just want to make the lives better for all the elderly and disabled. My goal is to make their lives more fulfilling.”

Wilson suffers from cerebral palsy and is considered quadriplegic. She is also the published author of “The High Road,” an autobiography about the process of her coming to terms with her disability and its limitations.

“She is amazing,” said Jada Wingate, a close friend of Wilson. “She doesn’t live a lavish lifestyle, but she wants to help the world, and she is just amazing. I want her to make all her dreams come true. She just wants to help people.”

Wilson says she planned to host a fundraising event in 2020, but the pandemic stopped it. 

For anyone who cannot attend the fundraiser but would like to donate, the supply list includes personal hygiene items such as deodorant and shampoo as well as magazines, puzzles, and games.

All supply donations can be dropped off at Faith Tabernacle Church on Gracie Lane in Plaquemine.

You can make a monetary donation through Venmo @drinkwatersilvia.

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