Darryn Melerine and Matthew Monson of Mandeville, LA traveled to Lake Charles to hand out bottled water to residents affected by Hurricane Laura.
Darryn lost his house to Hurricane Katrina in 2005, and he said that experience pulled him toward Lake Charles on Saturday. Matthew said he felt a sense of “survivor’s guilt” when his own community was mostly spared by Hurricane Laura, he said. “We’re not coming home with this water, I don’t care if we have to stay till midnight.” Darryn is CEO of MD Claims Group and Matthew runs The Monson Law Firm. Both businesses are located in Mandeville, LA.