Victims of Hurricane Laura - Johnson's Bayou LA

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9/2 Update:   Cameron Parish and Cameron are becoming accessible.  Here is what they are facing: Cameron Update 


This is a story of a family recently  devastated by Hurricane Laura.  A story of first re-sponders in Cameron Parish Louisiana , who were the last to leave and the first to return.    We ask that you consider a donation to help the Hebert family members rebuild!

The Hebert's grew up along the Gulf coast of SW Louisiana.  They are the children of the many people's and different cultures that migrated to this shore lined community right on the gulf.   Many of them are hard working people who hold multiple jobs as  farmers,   ranchers, shrimp - crab - oyster boat operators, oil field workers and chemical plant workers.  They grew up in the catholic church and were raised by a loving families who taught them good moral character, a hard work ethic, and how to be a respectful God-fearing  people.  And that carried over to their choices to serve and protect the individuals of Cameron Parish as Cameron Parish Sheriff Deputies.  Being with the Sheriff's office is not just a job, it's a lifestyle for the family.  Their positive impact will last decades if not centuries on the community.   And not just this community son, Marcus will soon be deployed by the US ARMY to assist Hurricane victims through out the region.   Like the rest of the family, Marcus to struggles with the aftermath of the hurricane.   Daughter, Kimberlynn is adulting fast a 2020 high school graduate finds her self going house to house helping friends and family.    Sometimes for to clear debris and sometimes to listen and cry together.

Cameron Parish has had a harsh history with Hurricanes in recent memory, Hurricane Audrey in 1957.  A storm surge of 12 feet (3.7 m) and winds of 125 miles per hour (201 km/h) caused the deaths of more than 300 residents of the town,  Hurricane Rita in 2005.  A 15-foot (4.6 m) storm surge and winds of 120 miles per hour (190 km/h) destroyed much of the town. Everyone had evacuated beforehand.  Hurricane Ike in 2008.  leveled Cameron with a 12-foot (3.7 m) storm surge while the town was still recovering from Rita in 2005.  Ike destroyed more than 90 percent of the homes in the parish seat and caused catastrophic flooding in every part of the parish.   And just recently Hurricane Laura in  2020.  Laura made landfall near Cameron with maximum sustained winds of 150 mph, a category 4 storm on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale.  A storm surge measured between 9 and 12-feet inundated the immediate areas surrounding Cameron.   

David served his community during the past three hurricanes, and has personally had his home and belongings washed away for each hurricane.   Despite the fact that David small in stature, his huge personality, a lot of courage and even bigger heart, commands respect.  He's always placed him self between danger and the public.  He is the kind of person that will give you the shirt off his back,  help you get back on the road if your in a ditch or have a flat.   Often you will find him at schools helping kids and families in need.  Or volunteering at church or helping the older community.  He started the job as a young man, and now getting closer to that older community!  This family is very dedicated to the parish, so much so, that his son recently joined the sheriff's department.

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Before, During and After the Hurricane they were helping the people of Cameron Parish deal with the evacuation,  the rescues of the 150 people who refused to leave and the return & care of residence after the storm.   Not  able to take much time for their own needs.   They don't have much to go back to ...... they both lost all.    They need a two RV's ,  2 bedrooms with bath, kitchen and living area. 

They could use down payment assistance all the way to fully funded RV's.  They are in need of cash for the RV along with discounted price on 2 new or used RV's.  

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David Hebert & his wife Jennette   Facebook , along with Blake James Hebert his family Facebook  are in need of everything you would need for a home and family.  And that is a lot for them to handle alone.  They have the land for the RV's as they lived together on the same plat of land.  They are first in need of obtaining homes, then stocking with supplies estimated need $5000.00 to $30,000.00.  

 I spoke with Jennette today and she is a strong women and very thankful for your consideration.

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BE ADVISED, EVERY DOLLAR RAISED IN THIS CAMPAIGN WILL GO DIRECTLY TO DEPUTY DAVID HEBERT & DEPUTY BLAKE JAMES HEBERT TOWARD REBUILDING THEIR LIVES AFTER THIS DEVASTATING HURRICANE.  HURRICANE LAURA - CAT 5 WITH WINDS ABOVE 150 MPH.  THIS IS A REAL ACCOUNT, REAL PEOPLE WHO COULD REALLY USE A HELPING HAND UP.    PLEASE SHARE & DONATE IF POSSIBLE - NO AMOUNT IS TO SMALL.

Please consider a small donation to the family.  I guarantee every dollar, share of the post, good thoughts and prayers are greatly appreciated by each one of them, and the team helping to raise funds for the family.

I have included a video of a news report by helicopter of some of the devastation. 

Thank you for the consideration.  Prayers!

Donations

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  • Anonymous 
    • $40 
    • 1 mo
  • Anonymous 
    • $25 
    • 2 mos
  • Michael Bresnahan 
    • $25 
    • 2 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 2 mos
  • Abby L Elizondo 
    • $50 
    • 2 mos
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Fundraising team (3)

Allen Keith Hebert 
Organizer
Humble, TX
David Hebert 
Beneficiary
Anne Hebert 
Team member

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