Renegade Vapes held a charity car show at their Fort Polk Location on Entrance Road Saturday. Proceeds from the show were donated to Brothers and Sisters in Arms, a local nonprofit that helps train service dogs that go on to help those who are disabled and have special needs.

Back in January, Brothers and Sisters in Arms suffered heavy damages to their facilities when the inclement winter weather caused a water main failure.

That failure resulted in sewage backup that wreaked havoc on the walls, floors and equipment.

A hazmat team had to be brought in just to make the building available for use again.

This process cost Brothers and Sisters in Arms a great deal, not to mention the costs of repairs and replacing equipment.

In their hour of need, the staff at Renegade Vapes answered the call when they decided to hold the car show to help them pay for those costly repairs.

“We are trying to help them out because we know about the great work they do and the struggles they’ve had paying for repairs,” Trysta Gangne said.

Gangne works for Renegade Vapes and is credited as the person who came up with the idea for the car show.

Earlier this year, Brothers and Sisters in Arms suffered a major blow to their facilities when a water main failure resulted in major sewage backup that damaged the walls, floors and equipment.

“We are trying to help them out because we know about the great work they do and the struggles they’ve had paying for repairs,” Trysta Gangne said.

Gangne works for Renegade Vapes and is credited as the person who came up with the idea for the car show.

She said that planning an event like this was challenging and rewarding at the same time.

“It takes a lot of time, effort and hard work to organize something like this,” she said. “However, it’s worth it when we can help a worthy cause.”

The staff members at Renegade Vapes have a special connection to Brothers and Sister in Arms. Owner Adam Handley said that they were looking for a noble cause with local impact to have a fundraiser for, and Brothers and Sisters In Arms was the obvious choice.

“This community has been so good to us, so we have been looking for a way to give back,” said Handley. “Everyone on our crew has some sort of connection to the military, that’s what lead us to Brother and Sisters in Arms.”