Soldier Has House Robbed While Helping With Hurricane…But Then Does This.
When a soldier was out helping others with relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, he sure didn’t expect what he would find when he came back home. He had been robbed. Everything of any importance to him was gone.
Army medic Luis Ocampo had spent several days in New Bern and on the Carolina coast doing what he could to help after the hurricane. His girlfriend and infant son were staying with Luis’s parents at the time. When he got home, he found his house had been ransacked. Thieves trashed the house and stole all of his electronics, jewelry and even his most cherished family possessions.
When his girlfriend posted about it online, a friend of theirs started a fundraising effort for Luis. The goal was $5,000, but more than $15,000 poured in for the soldier.
This soldier, my soldier.. was out on the coast helping with hurricane relief, when he came home he found that he had…Posted by Kailey Nicole on Friday, 21 September 2018
When Luis and his girlfriend learned about that, they asked that the fundraiser be stopped, because they didn’t want to take advantage of people’s generosity. A large portion of the funds received Luis and his girlfriend donated to the Soldiers and Airmen Assistance Fund. They also gave money to servicemen affected by the hurricane.
Says Luis: “A big part of wanting to give the donations comes from seeing how generous people have been, and I wanted to pay that back to someone else who needed help.”