Another heroic organization is making a difference in Texas this week. Operation Blessing has been on the ground since the arrivale of Hurricane Harvey preparing emergency needs for victims, but they also managed to spend some time with the “Cajun Navy,” a an unofficial volunteer group of people with boats who set out to rescue people trapped in the floods.
Film Director David Darg tagged along with Operation Blessing and the “Cajun Navy,” capturing the tremendous work they’re doing on the ground as well. Even nearly a full week after Hurricane Harvey hit, people are still being rescued.
No official numbers exist for the Navy but suffice it to say, many have been deployed this week. Darg traveled with three members — John Riggs, John Gelacio and Jeff Peck from Northern Texas.
During their journey, they were flagged down by a man trying to reach his daughter and 2-year-old grandson. The group quickly launched into a search through dangerous waters to find his family and rescued them.
It wasn’t long before the man saw his grandson and after three long days not knowing their fate, it was a rather emotional moment. This was just one of many beautiful scenes played out because of Operation Blessing and the Navy this week.
You can watch some of OB’s powerful work in this new video, showcasing their efforts stockpiling food and comforting Harvey victims