Since 2003, Associated Terminals, the exclusive operator of the Port of St. Bernard’s marine facilities, has donated bicycles to the St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office to give to St. Bernard Parish children for Christmas.
Sheriff James Pohlmann said the bicycles were delivered to the Sheriff’s Office once again this year and were presented to the recipients right 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.
“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 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.