Racing For Heroes (RFH) is collecting funds to help distributed needed supplies and food in the area surrounding New Orleans. Based out of VFW Post 3337 located at 205 W 5th St, Laplace, Louisiana, we have set up a command post and distribution center alongside our local friends, including the VFW, St John the Baptist Parish Sheriff's Office, and the Louisiana Cajun Navy. The residents of this parish could not afford to evacuate, and there is no levee system there, so they were at the mercy of the Mississippi floodwaters.
To quote Ray Stevens, one of our on-the-ground volunteers, Incident Commander, and a retired USMC First Sergeant stated, "imagine anywhere you lived and a giant came along and snapped every telephone pole and smashed the houses.... that's what it is like."
To Ray's point, it looks like power will not be restored until late September or mid-October at the earliest. This is why it is so imperative that we get focused on helping now to prevent the human cost from increasing.
Another one of our volunteers, Mike Gilliam, Program Commander and retired U.S. Army Special Forces Sergeant First Class, observed, "this is about as bad as I have seen on any deployment with the Green Beret, in New Orleans itself there is civilization, but once you are outside of the City it is like being in a war zone."
We are working alongside local people, but we need your help. Funds provided to this effort will go directly to pay for needed items like:
Fuel for the Generator
Clothing for those in need.
Supporting the needs of the team on the ground.
With your support, we can make a difference. Racing For Heroes is an agile and mission-focused organization. We run a lean ship with our administrative costs below 10% (including the percentage we have to give to the platform), so you can rest assured that your money is going where it is supposed to—the people in need.
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