Pelican Waste & Debris has announced they have setup a GoFundMe account for Dion Merrick and Brandon Antoine, the two men who helped save missing 10-year-old girl.

Pelican Waste & Debris statement via the GoFundMe they set up for Merrick and Antoine -

"At Pelican Waste we strive for a family atmosphere and try to emanate that to our workers. We are super proud of the genuine efforts by these valued employees now and always. In fact, all of our Pelican Waste team have been heroically working without fail during the pandemic quietly, professionally, and consistently serving the communities where we collect garbage & debris. They often respond in other ways while on the road. This was an exceptional thing that may very well have saved a little girl’s life."

The two local heroes, Dion Merrick and Brandon Antoine, have been receiving national attention for their actions in helping authorities find a missing 10-year-old girl after an Amber Alert was issued for the child.

Merrick and Antoine were working their route Monday, Feb. 8 when they noticed a vehicle oddly parked in a field in St. Martinville. They then realized that car fit the description in the Amber Alert that was sent out earlier that morning. The two men used their waste collection truck to block the vehicle in and called 911.

You can donate to the GoFundMe set up by Pelican Waste for Merrick and Antoine HERE.

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