Associated Terminals, exclusive operator of the Port of St. Bernard’s marine facilities, once again donated 20 bicycles to the St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office to give to St. Bernard children for Christmas.
Sheriff James Pohlmann said bicycles were presented to the recipients 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, Leroy Mack, the facility’s senior warehouseman, and Sentell Aisola, a railman, 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 2003. 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.