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Let’s help those affected by Florence

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By the time you read this, Hurricane Florence will most likely be well into the Carolinas.

It was expected to make landfall as either a category two, three or four hurricane. The residents who did not evacuate are dealing with the devastation, whether large or small, from this hurricane.

Many in Louisiana will remember how things were immediately after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

We remember the sense of loss. We remember the stories of heroism. We remember the work that lie ahead.

Our friends in the Carolinas are now living that today.

Just as the nation rallied to help Louisiana and Mississippi in the wake of those two devastating hurricanes in 2005, we should reciprocate to help those most impacted by hurricane Florence.

There are many options to assist those affected, from the American Red Cross, to a host of religious chairities.
Our friends and family members who live on the East Coast, covet our prayers, our financial help, and any other means that we can provide.

The Cajun Navy was already en route to the area as of Wednesday. People in Louisiana know how to help one another.

It is our time to shine like we always do. It’s been 13 years since we feel the brunt of a major hurricane.

Let us take that memory and turn it into motivation to help others. May God bless all of the victims of this hurricane.

David Specht Jr. is Editor and publisher of the Minden Press-Herald.

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