The Cajun Coast Search and Rescue Team is seeking to get ahead on response efforts as Hurricane Dorian continues its trek along the east coast.
“We want to get everything together that way when the storm passes we can ship all of the supplies of the shelters of the communities that where impacted by the storm to help them out with the bare necessities to even live.” said Wade.
Toney Wade of Cajun Coast Search and Rescue expects Hurricane Dorian to do a lot of damage.
He reached out on Facebook on Sunday for supplies and has already received 50 cases of water bottles from day nails in Lafayette.
“It’s just really overwhelming. It just goes back to the characters of the folk in louisiana, the place I’m proud to call home. When our fellow americans are in a bind, Louisiana steps up like no other state in the nation.” said Wade.
Wade also thinks that people in Acadiana recognize that they can easily be in the next hurricane’s path.
“The Atlantic Hurricane season is very active, who knows if in the next couple of weeks if it’s not us asking for supplies for here at home. People accross the country see how giving the citizens of Louisiana are. They want to pay that back when it’s needed.” explained Wade.
He asks that everyone empathize with those who will face the hurricane’s wrath.
“I just ask people to put themselves in that position and think about what these guys are going to go through and reach out and donate. You don’t have to donate a lot. If its a case of water or a pack of diapers, a pillow or a pack of sheets, anything a bar of soap, any little thing helps.” said Wade.