Associated Terminals donates bikes to needy familiesDec 28th, 2012 | By Jessica Gonzalez | Category: Community
Sheriff James Pohlmann said recipients of the bicycles have been chosen. Associated Terminals, one of
the largest midstream stevedoring companies on the Mississippi River, operates a fleet of high-capacity
floating cranes at 11 facilities including at Chalmette Slip in St. Bernard Parish, in Plaquemines Parish
and in Reserve.
Sheriff Pohlmann met Dec. 20 with Associated Terminals Operations Manager Daniel Talley Sr. to receive the bicycles. Sheriff’s Maj. Kevin Sensebe and Capt. Adrian Chalona, who are involved in the project to distribute the bikes, took possession of them.
“We are happy to help brighten Christmas for the boys and girls of St. Bernard who will receive the bicycles donated by Associated Terminals,’’ Sheriff Pohlmann said.
Employees at Associated Terminals donate money to help fund the bicycle project, said Talley, who added the company has had the Christmas bike project in several parishes for 10 years. Associated Terminals formerly donated bicycles to the American Red Cross chapter in St. Bernard when sheriff’s official Joseph DiFatta was chairman of that group but for several years has donated the bikes to the Sheriff’s Office.