A charity is helping veterans suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder get back on their feet.
The Bigass Crawfish Bash Foundation presented a $94,000 check to Camp Hope, a charity in Houston, Texas that helps struggling veterans.
“[The donation] basically allows us to not charge anybody a dime for our services,” David Maulsby, the executive director of Camp Hope told KPRC.
Camp Hope takes in veterans and their families for six months, giving them time to get treatment and get back on their feet.
“They helped me to get sober. They helped to deal with the issues I had, that I didn’t know I had. If it wasn’t for Camp Hope, I wouldn’t be here today,” said Zack Alexander, who returned from Iraq with PTSD and substance-abuse problems.
The Crawfish Bash had a modest start and has since earned a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records as the world’s biggest crawfish boil, preparing more than 58,000 pounds of crawfish.
“The first year we raised about $5,000. The second year we raised about $50,000 and this year our goal was to give away over $100,000,” said Daniel Guidry, another co-founder of the Bigass Crawfish Bash Foundation.
The next boil is scheduled for March 2018.