Katrina Evacuee from Slidell, LA looking for assistance in Beaumont, TX

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by Vibe Ray, Sep 2, 2005.

  1. Vibe Ray

    Vibe Ray LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 785

    Hey guys. My name is Randy. I had a small lawn care business over in Slidell, LA. I had evacuated the day before the hurricane. I WAS smart enough to bring my equipment/trailer and a few valuables. I was fortunate to have a friend in Beaumont, TX take me in. But as you can guess, my business in Slidell has dissappeared and will not be back for quite some time. They are predicting it will take maybe 10-12 weeks before power is restored. And no one will have enough money to even think about lawn care. So I was hoping maybe someone might be able to help me get my foot in the door in Beaumont, TX where I'm staying and hopefully start making some money so I can get on my feet again and not have to stay at my friends house, etc. I plan on staying here due to the circumstances. I have already picked up 2 clients, but could really use some help IF anyone knows how they can. Just a shot in the dark, you know. Thank you in advance....
  2. S man

    S man LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,562

    Good I didn't bring my equipment but have a couple lawns I can do with other equipment. In sulphur la there's a lot of lcos and lawns out here.
  3. tjgray

    tjgray LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 294

    God bless you two and any of the many many others that have been affected by Katrina. My prayers are with all :(

    I wish I could help more. New Orleans is my childhood home and I have been just devastated by the weeks events.

    Good luck to you all :)
  4. bohiaa

    bohiaa LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,220

    Man O Man....

    I live in Dallas Texas, But dont have any contaics where you are.
    Just wanted to say Good luck
  5. NickN

    NickN LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Alabama
    Messages: 1,009

    Chaeck out www.dol.gov.
    They are giving assistance to those who were self employed as well.
  6. Vibe Ray

    Vibe Ray LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 785

    So who's the best dealer around? I've seen a few, but who is the most capable and helpful and reliable, etc.? Preferably one that deals eXmarks....
  7. Patrick.B

    Patrick.B LawnSite Member
    Messages: 249

    Hey ray ..i'm over here in baton rouge Louisiana and sorry you had to move to tx ..hurricane hit us kinda hard but not bad like new orleans and slidell..wish i could help you but dont really no any one in tx ,,hope the best of you and your family ,,,will keep you in prayer and dont give up !

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