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Urgent: In Desperate Need of Generators (and Other Critical Supplies) in Texas for Security and Relief Efforts

Urgent:  In Desperate Need of Generators (and Other Critical Supplies) in Texas for Security and Relief Efforts

by Stewart Rhodes

One of the towns that Oath Keepers is helping provide security for (yes, a whole town) on the outskirts of Houston is now without power. This is a town that is acting as a relief (food and water) and first-aid distribution point, and also as a hub for deploying rescue boats and teams. (for security reasons, we will keep the name of this town confidential except for those who actually come here to help).

In this town, Oath Keepers is working directly with the local fire department, the Constable, and the Sheriff’s Department to provide security for the food and water distribution, the fire station, for resting/staging rescue teams and boats and vehicles, for local businesses (already had one break in attempt at a fully stocked gun store) and for residents. We are also running wellness/medical checks on local residents when their friends and relatives cannot reach them and providing emergency first aid and helping to deliver critical medical support (such as securing a life saving nebulizer for a severly asthmatic child).

But the power in the town is now out, and that makes it much harder to get the work done, especially at night.

We need generators! If you have one, or can get one, please bring it to our initial rally point in Livingston, TX and we will then escort you down to deliver it to the town in need. That is our greatest equipment need at the moment.

Even if you can’t deploy out to do rescues or security, or any of the other tasks in our call to action, if you can bring a generator, you will be doing God’s work, so please bring it.

We also need:

Cases of Bottled water

Cases of MREs. These are critical for our first responders.

Deep cycle Marine batteries

Solar panels and/or solar battery chargers with the necessary accessories (such as inverters).

Stand-up work lights, flash-lights, any kind of lighting.

Fuel: both gas and diesel. Anything less than 1,000 pounds is legal to transport without a Haz-mat license. If you can legally bring more, please do so.

Also need fuel storage containers that can be used to shuttle and store fuel (if you don’t have those but can drop off fuel, that is fine. We will find something to put it in). This will be not just for our teams, but also for the local first responders.

Radios. We need more hand-held short distant radios such as FRS or cheap Baofeng dual band HAM radios.

Socks

Gore Tex boots and waders. Socks!!!

If you have supplies for the Texas relief efforts, please call Don Holse at 936-328-7915.

We are setting up an HF base station HAM radio in the fire station, but we need a General Class HAM operator to run it. We have one on the way, but we need more than one so they can take shifts.

We still need all the skills listed in our call to action, but security is becoming increasingly serious, as bad guys take advantage of the situation and attempt to loot local businesses (such as gun shops) and local residences.

God bless Texas!

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13 comments

    1. The original RP

      Our rally point/preliminary staging point is:

      Pak’s Karate (owned by Oath Keeper member Don Holse)

      616 Pan American Dr.

      Livingston, TX 77351

      Point of Contact: Alex Oaks. 228-731-1807

    2. Our rally point/preliminary staging point is:

      Pak’s Karate (owned by Oath Keeper member Don Holse)

      616 Pan American Dr.

      Livingston, TX 77351

      Point of Contact: Alex Oaks. 228-731-1807

      1. Heading out in about an hour from San Antonio. Expect about 4-5 hours till I arrive.
        Will call you on the road with supply details.

  1. Matt,
    Our rally point/preliminary staging point is:

    Pak’s Karate (owned by Oath Keeper member Don Holse)

    616 Pan American Dr.

    Livingston, TX 77351

    Point of Contact: Alex Oaks. 228-731-1807

  2. We have 60 cases of MRE’s that a friend in California wants to donate however the fuel expense alone will run $500-700 depending on whether we pull a trailer with other supplies as well. The original plan was to bring the van with MRE’s and then load a trailer with gas cans and fill them up before getting to Livingston.

    From there the plan was to use the van and trailer to continue to refill the gas cans from out of the area as well as shuttle supplies and humans from point to point. We’ve removed the seats out of the van.

    We set up a donation link of our own to help with costs but the response has only reached 20% of what’s needed. Hate to see the MRE’s stay in Cali. Is anyone coming out from California who can haul them all to Texas, or at minimum to Las Vegas where we can take them from there?

    I spoke with Alex about this yesterday and thought we’d have been on the road today with the supplies. I can personally stay down there as long as necessary or needed if the support is there, otherwise I’ll be limited to a couple of days at most. Former firefighter/first responder.

    If we don’t receive what’s needed we’ll simply pass the donations over to Oath Keepers.

    1. As an update we’ve nearly reached our fuel expense goal after working the phones with friends around the nation. Now we’re working to double or triple that. My spouse will be working with FEMA with help in translating language gaps. She’ll probably be down there for six weeks but we’re still awaiting her deployment verification.

      Once I’m on the road our donations will likely dry up because neither she nor I will be able to continue with the contacts.

      So if someone is able to just haul the MRE’s from Orange County, CA to Las Vegas, NV, it’ll be a huge help, and if they can haul them all the way it’ll help me focus on other needed items.

      1. We’ve secured 400 MRE’s and a brand new never fired 5k watt generator. If the gen’s no longer needed at the CP then let’s find a use for it at a shelter or neighborhood(s) where people need to charge phones and iPads etc.

        Also have several cases of water, diapers, baby wipes, TP, dry dog and cat food, clothing, bedding supplies, and new 5 gallon fuel cans which we’ll fill before entering the area.

        Coming out of Las Vegas and should pull in sometime Monday morning. Van is loaded and ready to roll out.

    2. It’s probably been discussed somewhere already, but, I was thinking that for guys that could not deploy long term and long distance, for whatever reason, why not set up state to state relays of smaller sized loads, like Surburban size. I’m in NJ but fighting cancer at age 70. However, I’d be willing to travel from NJ torward the Carolinas for example and go as far as I’m able. I could hook up in another State in that area and transfer the supplies. Thanks.
      B.R. Buckley
      NJ Oath Keepers

  3. Wondering if any o e ha heard from Victoria (120 W. of Houston) Corpus W. of Victoria, and Tomball and Klien outside of Houston.I knew people way back in the oil boom days of the early 70’s at the time.
    Thanks

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