Sheriff Jayson Richardson would like to announce the Beard Charity Donation for the month of October! Since November of 2021, Sheriff Richardson has offered deputies the opportunity to grow out their beards in exchange for a $20 per month donation. At the end of each month a $1,000 donation has been given to a local non-profit of the Sheriff’s choosing. This month’s donation marks a total of $12,000 donated back to the community thus far!
This month, Sheriff Richardson has chosen the DeSoto Regional Health System (DRHS) Foundation and the Billy Ray Bedsole Cancer Center. The Foundation is the hospital’s fundraising arm and seeks community support for the many programs the hospital runs. For this specific donation, the cancer center was chosen as they assist local patients who are going through outpatient chemotherapy. DRHS partners with the Ochsner LSU Health Feist-Weiller Cancer Center to provider great care in a relaxed environment that is much more convenient for the patients we serve. DRHS staff members provide many of the supplies patients need, but can’t afford, as they are going through this difficult time in their lives. Additionally, DRHS provides treatment for patients regardless of their ability to pay. The DRHS and Feist-Weiller partnership also allows patients to participate in clinical trials that would otherwise only be available in Shreveport.
The entire DeSoto Sheriff’s Office salutes the DRHS Foundation and the Billy Ray Bedsole Cancer Center for their hard work and dedication towards the health of our DeSoto Parish Residents.