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Cajun Navy Ground Force We crowdsource disaster response.

Cajun Navy Ground Force crowdsources disasters. We are a platform that inspires people to action and connects volunteers to resources and emergency support needed by families navigating the trauma of a natural disaster.

When a disaster strikes, community-based safety nets are overwhelmed. Ground Force partners with great American companies like Walmart, Macy’s, corporations and local businesses as well as with local community leaders to stand in and provide supplemental services by filling gaps and handling the overflow of needs. We accomplish this through three core programs. SAFE Camp, Community Caretaking and careful oversight by our remote Air Team. Scroll down to learn more about our SAFE Camp, Community Caretaking and Air Team programs.

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SAFE CAMP

SAFE Camp (Swift Action Force Emergency Camp) is a citizen command center and safe place immediately following a disaster. Volunteers and non-profits are able to work together and collaborate to meet the needs of survivors.

SAFE Camp is operated through a partnership with Walmart. We setup in a nearby Walmart store parking lot to provide food, supply collection and distribution, water, non-profit collaboration, medical and mental health care, clothes washing and much more. Click the image to read more.

COMMUNITY CARETAKING

A Community Caretakers mission is to bring hope to individuals and help them regain a sense of control over their lives. Sometimes it’s just a hug.

That’s what Ground Force Community Caretakers do. We stay behind after a disaster and assist with any kind of less skilled labor that we can. When you go to the hospital, you don’t only deal with Dr’s, you also work with nurses. We’re like the nurses for disasters, we provide continuity for survivors and the greater disaster community. Click the image to read more.

AIR TEAM

The Air Team members are dispatch, technology, marketing and logistics professionals who work remotely. 

You won’t see them on the ground or in our social media posts often, because their job is to provide critical information and oversight to the entire operation. They are in constant communication with the Incident Commanders, SAFE Camp Director and Community Caretakers. Listen for them and join in as an air team member by joining our public Zello Channel, Cajun Navy Disaster Response. You can also register at Volunteer.GoCajunNavy.org by clicking the image above.

HOW TO HELP

Become a Community Caretaker. Ground Force makes it easy for good citizens across the country to gather together on-scene AFTER a disaster and assist those whose lives are in crisis. We make it easy to help. Register, then just gas up your car or purchase a flight and come join us.  We will make sure you’re fed and housed while you help. Register here to assist.