My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Cajun Navy Relief, New Orleans, LA, USA
Most organizations are started with a small number of persons who build a solid foundation from which to grow and expand slow and steady into long lasting and fruitful organizations. We had no such luxury.
August of 2016 was the first attempt at organizing the volunteer effort called Cajun Navy. It is estimated there were 1,000+ volunteers that responded to the 2016 Baton Rouge Floods. To start an organization with 1,000+ on a flooded and storm destroyed foundation has been a monumental task that at times seemed as impossible as predicting the no name storm itself that brought us all together. Many personalities, passions, and different experiences led to large breakups and various numbers of different groups, each striving to help the helpless, each doing it in their own way.
Out of this was born our group, Cajun Navy Relief. I cannot even begin to put into words the level of passion and selflessness I've witnessed in helping to build, organize and train with this group of people. We are not just working to better serve our communities when in need, but to build an organization that future generations will be proud of and want to be a part of. We are working to be an example to all, that our friends, family and neighbors are our responsibility and for them, we will sacrifice.
If you need help, call us. If you can help, call us too. :)
Rescue Boat Captain