Your contribution can make the difference in the future of citizen-led relief.
Recovery from the Great Louisiana Flood of August 2016 will take many years. The costs associated with rebuilding have already drained resources for those struggling with a home’s loss as they replace sheetrock, insulation, flooring, cabinets and doors.
Missing from the recovery effort is funding to replace the household things that families need to live in a modern home. Not having a stove and refrigerator for a senior who lost everything can be critical for their well-being, yet from ur experience, no one has planned a way to help with these necessities.
As homes are rebuilt, things like appliances, furniture, linen, pots and pans, plastic food storage, silverware, curtains, blinds, etc., will need to be replaced. All of these items that took years to accumulate must be purchased and replaced, yet many families have no remaining funds to do so.
The idea for CrowdRelief came after realizing that there would be no outside funding for this aspect of recovery.
Why should I contribute to the Cajun Relief Foundation?
Cajun Relief Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit founded in September 2016 by Rob Gaudet and Melissa Adair who were key organizers behind the Cajun Navy. The emerging concept of “Crowd Relief” demonstrated its value immediately during catastrophic flooding that came to South Louisiana in August 2016. The duo were able to harness the power of smartphone applications and social media platforms to help dispatch citizen volunteers to areas where residents were most in need. Flipping the organization from topdown to grassroots proved to be so beneficial that the Cajun Relief Foundation was formed with the ultimate goal of using technology to solve similar problems in the event of future natural disasters.
Donations to the Cajun Relief Foundation go toward funding further development of the Crowd Relief concept and other community events.