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Please Support Our Hurricane Florence Relief Efforts

 

UPDATE 10-3-18: We are winding down our hurricane disaster relief operation in North Carolina, and we no longer need out of state volunteers. We have enough there to finish training and mentoring locals in their own neighborhood watch. 

Thank you to everyone who volunteered to help those devastated by Hurricane Florence, to the businesses who supported our efforts, and to everyone who donated to help make this operation a reality. We could still use additional donations to help reimburse our volunteers’ personal travel expenses. 

The email address hurricaneflorence@oathkeepers.org will be manned for another week.

To prepare for any future disasters, please consider starting a Neighborhood Watch or similar group through your local police department. Oath Keepers’ CPT (Community Preparedness Teams) are an expanded version of the Neighborhood Watch concept.

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Oath Keepers is deploying again, this time to help with Hurricane Florence relief efforts in North Carolina.  We will be cooperating with, and assisting, local law enforcement and also working with other volunteer relief efforts, just as we did last year after the hurricanes in Texas, Florida, and Puerto Rico. Our help is needed again by those who were in the path of Hurricane Florence.   Very much like last year, the problem this time is flooding from too much water, both storm surge and rain.

We have Oath Keepers on the ground in North Carolina now, and more on the way to help, but we need your support to make this happen. We need to provide transportation (gas money for our teams/volunteers, and also airfare for team leaders), food, water, fuel, and other logistical support for our teams.

Please donate to help us get this done. Every little bit helps, and if each of you just donated $20.00 we’d be good to go, so please donate what you can. Go here to donate.

DONATE HERE

We did some incredible work last year in Texas, Florida, and Puerto Rico in the wake of those hurricanes, and we will do so again now.  Last year we did food and water deliveries into neighborhoods where other relief workers were afraid to go because of looting or gang activity; our medical personnel did medical checks on at-risk survivors (also often in areas other medical teams were afraid to go into because of security risks); provided security escorts to medical teams of doctors, nurses, medics, and EMTs so they could go into areas they otherwise were afraid to enter;  provided security for relief distribution centers in gang-infested areas; and also directly assisted local law enforcement and the National Guard on multiple occasions.

In Puerto Rico, we also served as scouts for U.S. military relief efforts, scouting out remote communities that needed food and water drops by helicopter.   Because of our experienced military and police personnel, including combat medics, we can provide unique skillsets and capabilities that really help in situations like this were security becomes a serious issue because of looting and increased gang activity taking advantage of the reduced police presence and response capability.

We are bringing the same capabilities to the Hurricane Florence relief effort.  Please keep our volunteers in your prayers, and please help us with whatever you can spare in financial support to help us get our teams there and keep them sustained.

Loading purchases from Sam's Club for a church distribution center in the Florida Keys. Food, paper towels, TP, plastic bags, diapers, pet food, etc. Oath Keepers have also been going out into the rural areas to deliver water, food and necessities. You can help get more food and supplies to people in need by donating here: https://www.gofundme.com/oathkeepersirma

Posted by Oath Keepers on Thursday, September 21, 2017

Hurricane relief supplies headed for a church distribution center, Florida 2017.

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!   

We still need more volunteers!  Especially those who are trained and experienced in providing security such as Law Enforcement and military personnel, but we also need medical, search and rescue, engineering, and communications personnel. If you believe you have the right skillset and experience to help please volunteer by emailing us at:

hurricaneflorence@oathkeepers.org.

But even if you don’t feel you have the right skillsets, we will find you something to do. Please see our national Oath Keepers Call to Action for a fuller description of other skillsets needed, but also keep in mind that you can help at a base station with distributing supplies, logistics, serving food, etc.  So if you want to help, please step up.

We are starting in North Carolina, but we expect to also go to South Carolina very soon.   Be prepared to be flexible on where you end up.   See our Call to Action for details on recommended gear.

When you email us to volunteer, please provide your full name, your phone number, your city and state of residence and any documentation you want to send in on your qualifications, training, or experience, (i.e. DD214, concealed carry license, training qualifications, LEO ID card, etc).  You WILL be vetted by email and by phone, and then in person when/if you are assigned. Those who are vetted will be given info on the staging location.

Thank you all for your support.  Many hands make light work.   Now is the time to step up and show what we can do.

(We recently had some issues with our donation system, but it is working properly now.)

DONATE HERE

Please Support Our Hurricane Florence Relief Efforts

Delivering food and other supplies in Texas, 2017.

 

God bless,

Oath Keepers

 

 

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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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