First Lady Jindal arrived in Amite around 4:30 p.m. at the House on the Rock Church, where relief supplies were being handed out.
Amite was her last stop of a day-tour to several recovery areas ravaged by Gustav which included Donaldsonville, St. James, Pierre Part, Baton Rouge and Livingston.
After greeting parish and city officials which included Parish President Gordon Burgess, OEP Director Dawson Primes, Tangipahoa Parish Finance Director Jeff McKneely and Amite Mayor Reggie Goldsby, the First Lady individually greeted citizens in their vehicles as they left the supply lines, offering words of encouragement and inquiring as to how each was fairing in the aftermath of the storm.
"One of the things that has truly struck me as I've visited these areas and others around this state is how our citizens are really making an effort to reach out to one another. I've seen neighbor helping neighbor, families helping families, strangers helping strangers. It's an incredible thing to witness . . ." First Lady Jindal stated.
First Lady Jindal also offered encouragement and heartfelt thanks to all of the volunteer workers, all of whom have worked countless hours in the sweltering heat, to bring aid to affected residents. "This is just one example of the kind of thing that is going on all over our state. We will be back on our feet and stronger than ever thanks to these types of efforts, and from the help that is coming in from all over."