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Hurricane Harvey Disaster Fund

$5,243 of $15,000 goal

Raised by 50 people in 5 months
Created August 28, 2017
K38 send a team of trained volunteers to work in the aftermath of flooding in Hurricane Havey in Orange County Texas.  K38 team of volunteers worked in the field specifically in Vidor and the Rose City areas.  

K38 had previously worked in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

This caravan of rescue professionals are traveled across the country from various states with  four 2017 Kawasaki Ultra LX Jet Skis, which were used for this humanitarian effort.

Donations provide coverage for their travel team expenses: vehicles, watercraft, tools, food and fuel for four boats which will include the hours necessary to operate these vehicles during rescue operations.   

All donations will be used towards this mission. None of the rescue team will be paid for risking their safety to perform rescue operations.

This mission began on Tuesday, August 29th, 2017, and team members returned on September 5th.

About K38:
K38 founded Personal Water Craft and Rescue Water Craft training in 1989. K38 is a maritime heritage company and are partners with leading boating organizations that endorse and manage occupational training and certifying boating requirements.  K38 has been a National Safe Boating Council (NSBC) partner and instructor from 1998 to date.  Affiliated with NASBLA, and the American Watercraft Association. K38 LLC administrative office is located in Boca Raton, Florida.

About Rescue Water Craft Association:
The mission of Rescue Water Craft Association is to bring together members representing the water rescue community, waterway users and vessel operators from a variety of international communities both recreational and occupational and to promote modern safe practices and share educational updates and standards.

Rescue Water Craft Association Inc. (RWCA) strives to work with partners in boating and water safety promoting proper use, education, outreach programs and to assist in training standards and shared resources with our partners and members.

We are performing ths work in partnership with: Rescue Water Craft Association EIN: 82-2072637; and the American Watercraft Association.

Thank you to everyone who contributes to this fundraiser!
Janie Powers

Follow this mission on Facebook on these pages:
1. Rescue Water Craft Association:
https://www.facebook.com/RescueWaterCraft/
2. K38 Rescue International:
https://www.facebook.com/K38Rescue/

K38's past rescue efforts during Hurrican Katrina can be viewed here: https://www.flickr.com/.../k38shawn/albums/72157613417690228


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The only high land that was available was the railroad tracks. But even these tracks washed out from the rising flood waters when the river rose from significant rainfall. There was not many places for pets or livestock to find high ground. Few survived because the flood waters were so fast and there were no landing areas. We were on these tracks searching for livestock that had survived. There were 5 goats on these tracks. We were sad not to see more animals survived. Water was above the roofline on many homes in this area.
High Water in Vidor Texas
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Dana Stein was one of our RWC operators, he is recovering a man who suffered a boating accident. Many of the areas we worked in had swiftwater, moving water and the currents would place people into strainers, a very dangerous situation in this disaster
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Thank you to all of you who are supporting K38 Rescue operations in Texas from the K38 team and from Rescue Water Craft Association!
K38 Night Ops Vidor Texas
K38 Beaumont Texas Hurricane Harvey
The K38 Water Disaster Response Team
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This video shows K38 Team Leader Shawn Alladio performing swift water rescue 9/1/2017 in the Vidor area of Beaumont Texas, working in tandem with the Texas Fire Department. Thank you for the Facebook LIVE capture of this event Patrick Ingram! #K38 #RWCA #RescueWaterCraft #RescueWaterCraftAssociation #SwiftWaterRescue
Shawn Alladio K38 Team Leader Rescue TX
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