Local Charity Donates $92,000 Towards Treatment For Veterans Suffering From PTSD

July 31, 2017

A group of bikers gave back to those who served.

The Bigass Crawfish Bash Foundation, based in La Marque Texas, donated $92,000 to Camp Hope, a Houston charity that allows veterans who suffer from PTSD to come with their families for six months and get treatment at no cost to the veterans.

bikers raise 92k for veterans with ptsd

"There are a few places we wind up, in jail, in a coffin or in the streets," said Zack Alexander, a veteran who came back from Iraq with PTSD and substance-abuse problems. "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."

The Bigass Crawfish Bash Foundation started with three guys who decided to have a cook-off crawfish boil for charity. It grew immensely over three years.

"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 co-founder Daniel Guidry.

This year, the Bigass Crawfish Bash Foundation boiled more than 58,000 pounds of crawfish. Not only did they raise nearly $100,000 for Camp Hope, they also made it into the Guinness Book of World Records for the biggest crawfish boil.

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