Hurricane Laura Update

The effects of Hurricane Laura have been nothing short of life-changing. While we don’t know what the future looks like for Southwest Louisiana, we do know that rebuilding isn’t possible without unity and community.

Hurricane Laura Devastates Our Community

Lake Charles, LA has been severely damaged by a direct hit from Hurricane Laura.  At present, there is no power or water.  No traffic signals are working and the directive is to Look and Leave.  To find out more information on Hurricane Laura please click on the link for local coverage.

We’ve been in contact with all of our employees and, thankfully, everyone is accounted for and safe.  Just about everyone sustained damage to their homes and property, some significant.

Efforts are under way to help our employees find nearby shelter that has power and water.  If you can help in this regard please contact Dave Cook at [email protected] or 719-440-4900.

As of Monday 8/31, Volunteer Pastilles Lake Charles is closed for pastillation processing.  We are working to bring in power and water with the hope to be back up and running within a week or two.

Our loading dock will be open to ship out and receive product starting Tuesday 9/1.

The plant took a hit but weathered the storm.  Fortunately, no damage to equipment or customer product.

Office Roof
Loading Dock Roof
Office Roof missing

Volunteer Pastilles donates warehouse space

We have donated warehouse space to help with the hurricane relief effort.  The Cajun Navy, The United Way Lake Charles and The Church of the Kings are using our warehouse to store and distribute bottled water, generators and other supplies to the people of Lake Charles.  Please contact these organizations direct to find out more information and to donate or volunteer.

President Trump visits Volunteer Pastilles

President Trump came to our plant to check out the hurricane relief effort while on his visit to Lake Charles to inspect the hurricane damage.  Steve Cook, owner, was there to facilitate the meeting.  Click on the link to see the video provided by Fox News Live by Fox News Live.
Steve Cook in prayer with the President