Joe, Jr. and his father, Joe Lacara, Sr (Big Joe) have given much to the Hammond, Louisiana community throughout their lives. As previous owners of Hammond Tire, they are known throughout the community as dependable, kind and generous to others. "Big Joe", a school bus driver for many years, often paid out of his own pocket for items such as tennis shoes that children on his bus needed but couldn't afford to buy. He provided an example of manhood to many children who had no other role model.
Although "Big Joe" has passed from us, his legacy lives on in his children. Joe, Jr., Karla and Kevin are all hard-working members of the Hammond community. They have continued their father's legacy by contributing financially and making donations of time in bettering our community. Now, Joe, Jr. is in need and it is our turn to give back. Please take a moment to donate and help Joe rebuild his home. Any contribution, small or large, will be put to good use and be greatly appreciated by all.
These are pictures a day after the flood. Much more has been removed, i.e., sheetrock throughout the house, kitchen cabinets, etc.
- Kristin Walther
- Joe Rubens
- John Wadman
- Kimberly Raduenz
- Angie Wittchow
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