The southeast Texas area has been the site of several stories of average people coming to the aid of their fellow human in the wake of devastation from Hurricane Harvey. Among the more visible groups to pitch in and help out those in need is a group known as the Cajun Navy.
Founded during Hurricane Katrina
The group now known as the Cajun Navy has its roots in a plea by former state Sen. Nick Gautreaux after seeing the destruction and suffering caused in the New Orleans area by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. While watching the apocalyptic scenes play out on his television, Gautreaux received a text message from a former colleague in the Senate saying simply, “My people are dying. I need help.”