The Cajun Army is a volunteer collective helping people whose homes and lives have been devastated by flooding.
Founder Chris King joined the show to talk about what the Cajun Army does and remind people that the effects of Tropical Storm Harvey will be felt in in Texas for years. So far, Cajun Army volunteers have helped to service 100 houses, but they have a long way to go.
“You’ve just got to stand up and love your neighbor and take care of them,” he summed up their mission.
Check out some facts about the Cajun Army’s work helping families affected by flooding:
- The Cajun Army started with three men working in the Cajun Navy performing boat rescues when central Louisiana flooded in August 2016.
- The Facebook group has grown to nearly 18,000 members.
- The group doesn’t collect cash donations, relying instead on volunteer work and donated materials to get the job done.
- Since Harvey’s floodwater receded, nearly 800 homes have been registered for service. The Cajun Army has serviced 100 so far but needs more volunteers to get to all of them.
- If you can’t volunteer, you can easily donate much-needed items to people in Texas and Louisiana through Amazon wish lists.