The Cajun Navy

September 14, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

 

          When I think about what love in action looks like, or laying down our life for another, I can’t help but to think about the Cajun Navy; a small group of guys with boats who run to natural disasters helping rescue people whose lives are in danger.  Most of us, me included, instinctively want to run the other way to safety, let alone taking our vehicles, boats, and equipment to a place where they could be lost. 

          Last year when Hurricane Harvey hit Texas, it was the first time I’d heard about the Cajun Navy.  I’ve since learned that the group has it’s roots all the way back to Hurricane Katrina.   With each disaster, they’ve grown their volunteers outside of just Louisiana to all over the country.  

          They pay their own way including food, gas, hotels, and equipment.  They leave their jobs, families, and lives to travel across the country to help others.  They’re patriotic, humble, generous, and courageous.  They’re what America is all about.

          Watching the news coverage today of Hurricane Florence one thing stood out more than any other; the Cajun Navy was on the ground, in the water, and first get to people who were stranded.  With all the government resources waiting to deploy, these guys are out there in the middle of it making a difference. 

          This hurricane isn’t near being finished with the destruction it’s bringing with it.  The rain event will be as bad, if not worse, than Harvey.  With 20+ inches of rain falling over a short period of time across the Carolina’s, the rivers won’t hold the water and all the communities nearby will feel the effects.  They will need help getting out with boats and the Cajun Navy will be there.

          So, tonight, I want to recognize the heroism of the Cajun Navy and send a huge thank you to all those who risk their lives to help others in need.   Our thoughts and prayers are with you all this weekend.   Godspeed…

Below, I posted a short video that helps to give some background of their history along with a link to their Twitter if you’d like to follow where they’re helping:

 

Cajun Navy Twitter

 

 

Love always friend,
 

Brad

         

 


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