HOUSTON (FOX 26) - For days, they served as volunteers all over the Houston area. Harvey affected many people in our community, but it also brought a lot of volunteers to town including members of America's Cajun Navy.
The organization's president, John Billiot, says America's Cajun Navy now needs your help. All weekend long, members were out at Gallery Furniture selling t-shirts and raffle tickets for a crawfish boil, to raise money to replace damaged equipment.
“We lost some five-ton military trucks, low-end motors," says Billiot. "We lost some boat motors. We lost a couple of human lives and we can’t pay to bring back the human lives but we can keep just going to where we can try to get our friends up to where we can repair what we need to be repaired.”
“People always step up and help America’s Cajun Navy, so I am going to help them some myself by buying some t-shirts for all of the crew here and it’s a great cause whatever we can do to make Houston and the entire Gulf Coast all the way from Corpus Christi to Miami safe, then the Cajun Navy is there to help all along east coast as well,” says Jim McIngvale, also know as "Mattress Mack," owner of Gallery Furniture.