Operation Lake Arthur Hurricane Relief Effort

On August, 27, 2020, Hurricane Laura devastated the Louisiana and Texas Gulf coast with historical wind speeds. Destruction and loss laid in her wake.

One of our fellow kiltied brothers, Damian Broussard lives in the region ravaged by the storm.

He and his parents share the farm and work the land growing hay and livestock including horses and goats.

Unfortunately, the small barn that they use to house newborn goats was destroyed by the winds and a tree landing on the roof. This barn area is the nursery and used to house newborns and goats that are sick or injured.

Couple that Damian’s father, who farms and cares for these animals was recently hospitalized for a month with congestive heart failure and kidney failure and remains very ill at home with home health. He is unable to repair the damage to the farm and Damian is a bit over his head with all the repairs that need to take place.

I am putting a call out to our “Real Men Wear Kilts” brotherhood and asking for help.

We need physical help by able bodied men & women willing to come down and help rebuild the barn and perform what ever other repairs that we can take care of.

We are also seeking financial help to fund this effort with so that we can focus on getting in there and getting this job done and bless this family letting them know that Real Men Wear Kilts is here to help them rebuild.

The plan is to head down to Lake Arthur on September 18th and stay through the 20th.

In addition to helping rebuild the barn, I would like to see us also bless the Lake Arthur area and possibly bring some extra food, bottled water and anything else that you can think of that these displaced families can use.

Let’s band together and show the world that the kilted community cares and we want to help.

NOTE – All proceeds will go to materials, travel expense, and supplies for the trip. Any left over funds will be used to purchase supplies to donate to local supply distribution centers in the hardest hit areas.

 

How You Can Help

Physical Help

We need folks who can swing a hammer and have some knowledge about erecting a structure. The barn itself is somewhat of a raised lean-to. We figure that it will take two days at the most to rebuild this structure if we have the man/woman power helping.

There is a large tree that needs to be cut down / cut back so we can access the area as well as tear down all the destroyed building and see what we can salvage or not.

IF YOU CAN VOLUNTEER TO COME DOWN AND HELP — Email me at raymond673@yahoo.com

You can also contact me via Facebook and sending me an instant message.

 

Financial Help

We have set up a Go Fund Me page which you can donate too. Building supplies are a bit higher due to the demand as well as places to stay, feeding the crew. We are praying for a little extra to spread around to the good folks who can also use the help.

Other ways To financially help… Order one of our t-shirts and support the cause. We have a number of styles and colors you can choose from, all profits from the sales will go to the relief effort.

Food & Other Needs – Donations

If you live in the greater Houston area, we can arrange to meet in the North Houston area if you have some supplies and such you could donate. Once we have a solid list of able bodied kilties, we will be posting where they live and they can also accept donations if they are able.

If you can help with any sort of donations, Email me at raymond673@yahoo.com

You can also contact me via Facebook and sending me an instant message.

NOTE – All proceeds will go to materials, travel expense, and supplies for the trip. Any left over funds will be used to purchase supplies to donate to local supply distribution centers in the hardest hit areas.