Catastrophe can bring out the best in people — and a group of young men from Louisiana just proved it. As the world watches Hurricane Harvey destroy homes and towns across Houston, the Cajun Navy is coming to the rescue.
The Cajun Navy, a group of volunteers who have pick up trucks and boats available to help those who are stranded, includes brave batch of 18 and 19-year-old boys that want to pitch in.
A local news station caught up with the group at a nearby gas station, where they were attempting to make plans to get around road blocks and find their way into Houston. The boys said they were taught to help those in need and most poignantly one asked, “How old do you have to be to save lives?”
“I have a boat, I can drive it…I just don’t want to see somebody drown when I’m sittin’ at home in the rain,” said one of them.
The group said they’d only made the plan yesterday morning to get on the road with boats and supplies. After seeing the devastation on social media, they came together with food, life jackets and more. While they don’t have a real strategy in mind, they are forging ahead to help, however they can.
Seeing these young men putting their lives on hold to come help the victims of Harvey is rather heartwarming. In the midst of the storm, look for the helpers — we found them.