(10/4/18) Although it’s been weeks since Hurricane Florence hit the east coast, the Louisiana Cajun Navy needs volunteers now more than ever.
Clyde Cain, chief executive officer of the Louisiana Cajun Navy, said there are many ways people can help. Talking to Cain on Thursday morning, he said the most immediate need is for volunteers to help drive trucks full of supplies from Columbia, South Carolina to the areas with the most destruction.
“We’ve depleted our resources as far as people. We are down to just our core group again and the need is increasing. That’s the problem,” Cain said.
Cain said a CDL is not necessary. If interested and capable of driving from Columbia, South Carolina to communities hit by the flood, fill out the volunteer application form and contact the Louisiana Cajun Navy at Lacajunnavy@gmail.com or by calling (888) 372-2586.
If you are not able to get to South Carolina in time for the donations to go out, you can still volunteer your time by emailing or calling the number above. Cain said he will try to cover gas and a place to stay for volunteers.
If you are not able to make it out to the Carolinas to volunteer your time, there are still ways to help. Cain said they are in need of donations including cleaning supplies, toiletries, basic clothing and anything that people may need while they work to rebuild.
“I pray that every one of those lists that we put up that people pay special attention to it and realize it could be you out there. It could be a family member,” Cain said.
To donate items, call (888) 372-2586 or email Lacajunnavy@gmail.com to see what the Louisiana Cajun Navy needs and how to get supplies to them.
Another way to help is to make a monetary donation online.
For more on the Louisiana Cajun Navy’s efforts, tune in to Local 33 and Fox 44 Thursday evening.