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Old 08-31-2017, 01:28 PM
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I know many in the Florida region and other states have loaded up their boats and flatbeds with supplies and rescue intentions. Definitely some good people who care about their fellow Americans. Unfortunately, there's alway a few dirtbags who will use this tragedy for their own personal gain. Has anyone heard of anyone besmirching the intent of this great cause?
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You would have to be a real scumbag to do that.
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Go ahead.
Call'm out!
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and he's all ready posting on Facebook the hotels they are staying in, spending $3000 in the first day of donated money and have a hotel bill and restaurant bills and full gas in all their boats and no help

The local stations in Texas are saying they are turning away helpers and boats, but that hasn't stopped them from taking donations, eating up expenses and doing very little good, your money is better spent with the red cross or salvation army
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Nothing like a natural disaster, war etc to get the greedy slimeballs out trying to take advantage of the helpless/hopeless/those in despair..
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Bet his truck gets new tires out of the relief money.
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Many folks from my native State of Louisiana responded to the call from the State of Texas to bring their shallow draft boats and help. These folks are loosely called the "Cajun Navy" and the only thing they have in common with the USN is the boats. Nothing really organized with this group - mostly they communicate by Facebook, Texts and emails. Have not seen a GoFundMe page for them.

Earlier this week Louisiana Governor John Bell Edwards (West Point grad) dispatched some Louisiana State fuel trucks to support these folks. Kind of funny because Edwards noted that he was sending Non-Ethanol gas - you can tell this guy is/was a hunter and fisherman.

The Cajun Navy is pretty much pay your own way. Typically you buy your own gas (boat and truck) and you're expected to foot your own bill. No fancy hotel stays, no exotic meals, etc.


When Baton Rouge flooded in 2016 the Cajun Navy saved many lives. You didn't see a whole lot of posting about it on the internet, most of these folks took their flat bottom boats (nothing fancy) and went and plucked folks out of their houses.

When the flood waters receded, they went home and back to work.

My son who works in Houston is helping on the ground in Houston. His office is closed. He's a long time fisherman (best deck hand I've ever had) and he's somehow connected with some Cajun Navy folks and is working as a deck hand. He even has a couple of the Cajun Navy folks sleeping on the floor of his office.

Yea, there are scumbags everywhere looking for the glory and the money but I've got to stand up and point out that the vast majority of boat folks who responded to the call for help are good people not looking to benefit. the ones I know who are involved are paying their own way (and in many cases, taking off from work).

I think once the water goes down in Houston and Beaumont these folks will quietly put their boats back on the trailers and head home to work. Hopefully they will be back home soon, safe and sound.

Everyone I know they went to Texas is paying their own way. With the exception of probably eating shelter food and MRE's, I don't see them dining out at fancy places.

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