Aug 28, 2020

Hurricane Laura First Report

Power poles down
Power poles down

Hurricane Laura has devastated Lake Charles and Cameron.

We arrived 6 hours before the storm and at 1am the storm hit as a Category 4. Streets were under 24 inches water in less than 3 hours. Storm surge was easily 15 feet, so breaching was inevitable. After the first wave of rain bands most streets were impassable.

We had more than 120 mile per hour winds and most trees, power poles and structures over 20 feet tall were uprooted or severely compromised.

Residents all over Cameron, Lake Charles and Hackberry lost power day 1 and will more than likely be without electricity, food, water (and basic necessities) for weeks or months.

The National Guard is on site, however FEMA and Red Cross were not in the area as of 8am Friday.

Also, due to COVID, there were not evacuation shelters. This contributed to many people staying home and having as many rescue calls that we have had.

All necessities are needed right now by residents.

Bus stop near now gone community
Bus stop near now gone community

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Aug 23, 2020

Final Report for Elderly Veteran COVID Supplies

One of our missions with the fire department
One of our missions with the fire department

We definitely made a tremendous impact, along with our partners, in assisting the elderly veterans within a 75 mile radius.

We couldn't have done it without you all.

Now with hurricane and tornado season upon us, and with COVID still lingering, we must turn our focus to assisting people in the areas where natural disasters compound with the virus protocols. 

Our skillsets and training make this an opportunity that requires supreme focus and our team is one that is capable.

We thank you all and ask that you follow our other projects during the rest of the year. As well we ask that you keep us in your prayers.

God bless you and your families.

Mar 12, 2020

Hurricane Dorian Final Report

Until next time...
Until next time...

Good morning and happy Thursday all.

 

Progress in the area of aiding the Bahamas has slowed tremendously across the board, and we have not been active in about 45 days in the region.

Therefore, we have decided to call mission complete and suspend efforts to attain anfd ditribute aid.

We would like to think that in the months that we were able to assist, we made more friends to the cause and changed the lives that we came in contact with.

We thank all of our partners and contributors for their support. There is no way that we could have done what we did without you. Your hearts are a reflection of our own.

We love you all and will see you the next time an opportunity to assist our communities and neighboring territories arise.

- Curtis, Joe, Jeff (Batman) and the rest of your Veteran Emergency Response Unit.

 
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