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CALL TO ACTION: Volunteers Needed to Help Flood Victims in Louisiana

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Oath keepers,

Volunteers are greatly needed to help the flood victims in Louisiana.  If you are in driving range and willing to help, please pitch in.  The Louisiana  Oath Keepers are working with the local churches to assist with disaster relief.  We also have a call for volunteers from the “Cajun Army” (We have all heard of the “Cajun Navy,” who have been out rescuing people using their personally owned boats, but somebody has to do the ground work too, hence the “Cajun Army”).

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.

The people of Louisiana have shown what it means to love thy neighbor, and what it means to step up.  As our Louisiana State Coordinator, Duncan Simmons, says “that’s just what we do down here.  We help each other.”  Let’s help them get it done.
CALL TO ACTION:  Volunteers Needed to Help Flood Victims in Louisiana
You need to bring your own clothing, equipment, tools, and food, if at all possible.  But even if you don’t have all the “right” gear, or even if you think you don’t have as many skills as you should, show up and pitch in.  You will be put to work doing something. Just bring whatever outdoor clothing you have that makes sense in such flooded areas.  If you have any questions, please contact our Louisiana leaders, or post your questions in the comments and we will do our best to answer them.
CONTACT INFO:
Baton Rouge Oath Keepers:   Chapter leader is Paul Richey (leader over a five parish area).   He can be reached by phone at: 1-254-630-7548  Or by email at:  paulrichey54@yahoo.com

 

Louisiana Oath Keepers state POC/Coordinator Duncan Simmons can be reached at  la@oathkeepers.org or 318-914-2224.

Please understand that Paul Richey may be out in the field on a relief mission, so if you can’t reach him, call Duncan.  Also feel free to email them both at the same time.

 

CAJUN ARMY:  The contact info for the Cajun Army is:  Cajun Army – Disaster Relief – Louisiana

cajun army map 1More About the “Cajun Army” from Louisiana Oath Keepers member, “Doc Wiggy”:

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.

 

God Bless,

 

Doc

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cajun navy in action 2The “Cajun Navy” in Action.  People Coming Together to Do the Right Thing

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.

first-respondersMake Your Community Stronger.  Become a Volunteer First Responder

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.

For the Republic,
Stewart Rhodes
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*Hat tip to Facebook patriot, Bryan Mannino for creating that awesome meme!

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Stewart Rhodes

Stewart is the founder and National President of Oath Keepers. He served as a U.S. Army paratrooper until disabled in a rough terrain parachuting accident during a night jump. He is a former firearms instructor, former member of Rep. Ron Paul’s DC staff, and served as a volunteer firefighter in Montana. Stewart previously wrote the monthly Enemy at the Gates column for S.W.A.T. Magazine. Stewart graduated from Yale Law School in 2004, where his paper “Solving the Puzzle of Enemy Combatant Status” won Yale’s Miller prize for best paper on the Bill of Rights. He assisted teaching U.S. military history at Yale, was a Yale Research Scholar, and is writing a book on the dangers of applying the laws of war to the American people.

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4 comments

  1. Inspiring to sea OathKeepers in action helping fellow Americans in need. Thank you Stewart and OK for demonstrating the CPT mission.

    Prayers for our fellow citizens suffering in this catastrophe, and for those assisting in the relief efforts.

  2. I am proud to be an Oath Keeper and proud of our position concerning this nightmare and those in need. We will indeed stand and be counted when an American is in need. This is what we are really about. Nice job Stewart.

  3. I am so VERY glad to see that we have put together the HRT program as it was and is much needed and I am glad to be a part of this good and quality organization,and what ever I am needed to do just let me know,you call I haul is my motto,just wish I could post this medal on my shoulder from Sugar Pine,I ware it still VERY PROUDLY,GOD bless you all and may HE again bless our great Republic,,,III%er 4 life

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