CALL TO ACTION: Volunteers Needed to Help Flood Victims in Louisiana
The Cajun Army is asking for volunteers to help with demo/repair on the homes that have been damaged, logistics, i.e. meals, clean water, blankets, etc., and preparing lunches and helping with the victims. Please help them help their neighbors. See below for contact info.
Our Baton Rouge chapter has also been very active assisting with rescue and relief operations since the beginning of the flood, and are continuing to provide assistance in all listed above, working with their local churches. If you would like to help our Baton Rouge team, please contact them directly at contact given below. This is the same chapter that stepped up after the attack in the police there and offered to stand shoulder to shoulder with the Baton Rouge officers against any other cop killers who may attack. They are a stand-up bunch of patriots.
CAJUN ARMY: The contact info for the Cajun Army is: Cajun Army – Disaster Relief – Louisiana
Some of you may have heard about the Cajun Navy; a bunch of citizens rescuing people from their homes in Louisiana.Well since the water is going down and the rescues are over, a Cajun Army is forming to provide for the needs of the people who have lost everything. People who lost their homes AND VEHICLES have nothing. They can’t go to the store to buy groceries, they can’t go to work to pay for the groceries, they can’t COOK the groceries, they can’t take a shower, they have no beds or blankets. They are in desperate need of aid.
They need all types. Logistics over the phone and internet are needed but mostly they need boots on the ground. FYI They are NOT receiving monetary donations. They need bodies.
I’m in the process of being put into play (working with supply). Please join and help out if you can.
Please pass the word. Share the Facebook page.
ADDITIONAL MESSAGE FROM STEWART RHODES:
EACH AND EVERY TIME there is any kind of disaster like this, every member in this org that is in that area, or within driving range, needs to step up and help. Not only is it simply the right thing to do, as an American, but it is also a golden opportunity to win hearts and minds, and to work our mission, leading by example. It is a win-win all around, on many levels.
You should consider it a “standing order” or standard expectation of you as a member that you will step up in your community when any disaster strikes, including natural (fires, floods, tornadoes, earth quakes, hurricanes, etc) and man-made (such as riots, terrorist attacks, mass shootings, etc), and pitch in to help. Even if all you do is help serve soup or unload trucks, you need to do it. If it is outside your state, then you you of course have more discretion and whether you travel across state lines to help will depend on your ability to get time off work, afford the expenses, etc. That is up to you to decide. I would encourage you to go and help if you can, but I won’t fault you if you cannot do so.
But if it is in your area, such as in your county, or in your town, you MUST step up. A failure to do so is a failure to do your duty both as an Oath Keeper and also simply as an American. I am of course not telling you to try to do anything outside of your capability, training, physical limitations, etc. but if you show up and offer to help, you will be put to work, doing something.
We need to lead by example, and all it requires is the willingness and a bit of time. Even if it is a couple of hours after work, do it.
And, I would also remind all of you of how critical it is that you become involved in your local first-responder community even when there is no current disaster. Join your local volunteer fire department, EMT team, search and rescue, police auxiliary, sheriff posse, reserve deputy program (if they exist), local CERT, etc.. There will be some form of volunteer first-responder team you can join. I have yet to see a community that didn’t have at least one of the above or something similar. Again, we need to walk our talk and lead by example. And there is no better way to strengthen your local community and also reach, teach, and inspire them than by being part of the existing first-responder community.
And once you have done so, then you can start to work on building what else should be there, but is missing, as discussed here. If you go back and read our initial launch of the CPT program, you will see that joining the local first-responder community was listed as a high priority first step for all CPT members. It still is. These floods, and the fires out West, just serve as the most recent examples of why that is so critical.