Denham Springs company helps fuel Cajun Navy
DENHAM SPRINGS - A local wastewater management company sent two truck operators to Texas to fuel dozens of boats and emergency personnel who were in need of gas.
The operators at Wastewater Treatment Systems and Operations drove a large dump truck towing a 2,000 gallon tank of gas to Houston Monday afternoon, returning Wednesday.
"We knew that there wasn't no gas in Houston," truck driver Jeffery Brice, Jr. said.
The Cajun Navy were among the dozens of people who received fuel from the large tank of gas.
"We pulled up at one of the Cajun Navy staging areas and sat there and we had it in the middle of the parking lot and they'd come on either side and we'd pass the gas pump back and forth and put it in the boats and trucks," Brice said.
With the fuel they supplied, the duo was able to help several boats and officials so they could rescue efforts.
The truck operators say the trip they took is about the people who needed to be rescued.
"It just means I can just give back," volunteer Carlos Abbott said.
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