St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office receives 20 bicycles from Associated Terminals

On Dec. 13, St. Bernard Sheriff James Pohlmann, second from left, received a donation of 20 bicycles from Associated Terminals to be given to St. Bernard Parish children to make their Christmas brighter. With Sheriff Pohlmann are, from left: Associated Terminals’ Operations Managers Forrest Russell and Jason Perez, and Associated Terminals’ Senior Journeyman Leroy Mack.

Associated Terminals, exclusive operator of the Port of St. Bernard’s marine facilities, has once again donated 20 bicycles to the St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office to give to needy St. Bernard children for Christmas.

Sheriff James Pohlmann said recipients of the bicycles have been chosen and will be presented to them before Christmas.

Associated Terminals, the largest midstream stevedoring company on the Mississippi River, operates at sites including the Chalmette Slip in St. Bernard Parish, and in Plaquemines Parish and Reserve.

Sheriff Pohlmann met Dec. 13 with Jason Perez and Forrest Russell, Associated Terminals’ operations managers, and Leroy Mack, the facility’s senior journeyman, to receive the girls’ and boys’ bicycles.

“We are thrilled to be able to help make this Christmas brighter for the boys and girls of St. Bernard Parish who will receive these bicycles thanks to the generosity of Associated Terminals,’’ Sheriff Pohlmann said. “They have been helping us help others for years.’’

Associated Terminals has donated bicycles to the Sheriff’s Office at Christmas since 2005. The company also donates bicycles to several other groups in St. Bernard, including schools, churches and
the St. Bernard Battered Women’s Shelter.

Employees at Associated Terminals donate money to help fund the bicycle project.