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A "Cajun Navy" group requests volunteers for Lake Charles recovery work

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Posted at 10:26 AM, Sep 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-04 14:06:48-04

A "Cajun Navy" group is requesting volunteers to help residents in the Lake Charles and surrounding areas recover from Hurricane Laura.

The group called "Cajun Relief" says that people are needed to help clean up debris and put up tarps on the roofs of homes damaged by the storm.

Since the hurricane made landfall on August 27, they say that rain has fallen almost every day. The tarps will help to make those damaged homes more inhabitable, they say.

Volunteers will need to bring gloves, rakes, shovels, chainsaws, hammers, tarps, cap nails, and other clean up items. Bottled water should also be brought.

The group says that volunteers will be fed and that there are a few places with electricity in the area where volunteers can cool off from work.

Recovery efforts will continue every day, including Labor Day.

Those interested in volunteering with Cajun Relief can sign up at cajunrelief.org prior to going to the area. A head count is needed to prepare daily work and food schedules.

The group stages at Tia Juanita's Fish Camp located at 723 Ryan Street in Downtown Lake Charles.

Those who can't volunteer but would like to donate to their efforts can do so, here.

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