Krewes Kare Helps First Responders in the Aftermath of Gulf Coast Storms

Back in 2005, when Florida and the Gulf Coast were devastated by named storm after named storm, there were a lot of relief agencies coming to the aid of storm victims.  But the people who needed help actually helping THOSE victims–the first responders–didn’t have a life line.  So, if roads where out and a chainsaw broke, they were out of luck.

Enter Krewes Kare and Angel Flight.  Together, we raised funds to fly the needed supplies directly into the damaged areas that needed them.  Even though cars and trucks couldn’t make it, our small planes could.

Since then, we have continued to hold fund-raising events and help where we can, most recently in Haiti.  Watch for our full coverage of our efforts under “Krewes Kare in Action” as we continue building our new website.

Krewes Kare is  made up of all volunteers from the 50-plus krewes and their friends from all around the Tampa Bay area.  We deposit 100%% of all raised and donated proceeds directly to our charitable fund.   And you thought we just slung beads in parades.


  1. Hey just wanted to give you a quick heads up and let you know a few of the images aren’t loading correctly. I’m not sure why but I think its a linking issue.

    I’ve tried it in two different internet browsers and both show the same outcome.

  2. It’s a shame you don’t have a donate button! I’d certainly
    donate to this fantastic blog! I guess for now i’ll settle for book-marking and adding
    your RSS feed to my Google account. I look forward to fresh updates and will share
    this site with my Facebook group. Talk soon!

  3. This was INCREDIBLY WRITTEN! I am so happy more and more families are essiepxrng the FUN of Mardi Gras! Everyone thinks Mardi Gras is an adult party, but it is NOT! As a child my patents would take us to several parades in one day from Chalmette to New Orleans and back to Metairie! We always had a great time being with family and always meeting new friends! We tell so many stories about our Mardi Gras fun all the time! Since we have always ridden in the Elks truck parade my mom used to tell my brothers and I if you want to throw, you need to catch! Well now that I have 3 kids of my own and are still riding my husband and I tell them the same thing! We went from bringing out the double strollers and changing diapers in a lil red wagon to sitting in a seat on top a latter to now they all received a painters latter for Christmas one year! They all used to sit on the Avenue before and between parades and draw with chalk! The crowds loved looking at their pictures and were always afraid to step on them no matter what age they were!I call Mardi Gras 3 Fs ..FREE FAMILY FUN! Where else can you go and get free fun, meet friends, and come home with bags of goodies that you caught yourself? Seeing the kids faces with the goodies, especially if they catch it or another stranger hands it to them is what it’s all about!I sure hope many people share this to inform people that Mardi Gras is not all about drinking and exposing! It’s true FUN! Blessings to all and I hope people spread the word that New Orleans has the best FREE show on Earth! My husband went to high school with Ryan! Small world! Tammy

Leave a Reply