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Baton Rouge native in California uses design skills to help flood victims

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When the floodwaters poured in, Baton Rouge native Beau Bergeron could only watch from his current home in California and check on family still in the area. 

"I had been keeping up with it in real time. I kind of sat down, well let me make something to help Louisiana," Bergeron said. 

Bergeron, who works in graphic design, knew he couldn't help with clean up from the other side of the country. However, he could put his skills to work for a good cause. He didn't have to look far for a muse. 

"I felt super inspired by the grassroots movement of people getting out in their boats and helping out. I wanted to capture and honor that," Bergeron said. 

Bergeron came up with a design based on the volunteer Cajun Navy he saw rescuing stranded homeowners. 

T-shirts with the designs are on sale online and can be bought at any time, and all of the proceeds will go straight to help flood victims. 

In less than a week, the campaign has raised around $30,000. 

"All of those designs, all of those campaigns that are in there right now, 100 percent of the profits from those shirts go to Louisiana organizations that are benefiting flood relief," Bergeron said. 

More information can be found at Cajun Cool

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