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Bookworm Box Initiates Texas Hurricane Relief By Matching Donations

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The Bookworm Box in downtown Sulphur Spring is organizing a relief fund for Texas victims of Hurricane Harvey. An initial goal of $10,000 was set on Monday August 28, and in 24 hours, a flood of support caused that goal to be met.  It was then matched by the Bookworm Box, and $20,000 in funds has already been dispatched. A second goal of $10,000 has now been set. Anyone who wishes to donate to the fund can do so by going to The Bookworm Box Facebook page and follow the link to make your donation. Organizers of this relief fund selected the Louisiana Cajun Navy as the organization to direct utilization of the funds. The Louisiana Cajun Navy was first formed in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, but gained national attention during Louisiana’s Great Flood of 2016. It is made up of individuals who own boats and are willing to help in a time of need. Members of the Cajun Navy arrived in Texas over the past weekend in a caravan of pickups and boat trailers. The group is about a thousand members strong, and includes boaters and volunteers from neighboring states as well. Not a typical Navy, these are hard working men and women who assist in rescue efforts by using their own fishing boats, hunting boats, airboats, canoes and kayaks.
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Author: Enola Gay

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