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Review for Cajun Navy Relief, New Orleans, LA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Hurricane Harvey, 2017. Kingwood, TX. Prior to that fateful storm - never heard of the Cajun Navy. My son, wife and 2 young children were suddenly in 3 feet of water in a never-flooded home - outside of the 500 year flood plain. In the back of a subdivision with no un-flooded entrances or exits. Local authorities were scarce and couldn't access the area. The entire county was emotionally gridlocked and panicking.

The Cajun Navy showed up - I swear out of nowhere. They very carefully and professionally loaded the family and neighbors, and transported all by personal boat to the nearest high ground a few miles away. Then disappeared again into the rapids to save even more. Over and over again. They knew what to do while we had no clue.

Long hours; selfless work. Dangerous conditions; no fear. The courage of America - these heroes are the backbone of how goodness defines itself.

My grandchildren's memory is that of an adventuresome boat ride. How awesome is it that these guys are so well trained and ready that they present to impressionable young minds that this is no big deal - everything is under control. How amazing is it that without them, the city of Houston's citizens would have been in a lot deeper trouble than we had. And we were in DEEP trouble.

Thank you, all tireless volunteers of the Cajun Navy. I did not know how lucky we are to be your neighbors; all of Houston does now. And so does Louisiana, and South Carolina, and Florida....

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