We couldn't have made it this far without these heroes! So proud of our friends and neighbors who went above and beyond to help rescue and provide assistance to those in need.

Rhonda O’Neill via Facebook

Flood relief and restoration would not be possible without individuals like Rob Gaudet, Melissa Wynn Adair and organizations like Cajun Relief. There is comfort for those in need, knowing there is help here.

Janet Rhodus of Launch Louisiana

I love how these images really convey the heart of this beautiful lady and the great need. Thank you for the work you're all doing to restore HOPE to people!

Shanna Forstall

Thank you to the Cajun Navy and all of your various teams and partners for what you did for our community. We were happy we could help in a very small way!

Mobilequbes via Facebook

God bless you and everyone that is helping. It's a blessing what you are doing for others in need. Amen, amen, AMEN!

Darlene Robinson via Facebook

I think you guys are doing a great job communicating the needs and the stages. God be with you all!

Denise Prokay Bourne via Facebook

VERY COOL!!! It is refreshing to hear that the grassroots rescue and relief work is getting a boost.

Chris Pilie via Facebook

This is great! Great job guys! It does my heart good to see good honest people helping when they can!

Nadine Sonnier via Facebook

Thank you God! Thank you Cajun Relief! Thank you to all volunteers and thank you for all the donations!

Cathy Mahaffey via Facebook

Thank you for all the work from day one! You are truly heroes to so many!

Elaine Wilson via Facebook

Awesome group. THANKS from the bottom of my family's hearts for our save!!! Special people!!!

Kim Cameron via Facebook

An excellent organization with a true desire to help people in need. Thank you guys for your selfless service.

Sharon Bordelon via Facebook

Y'all are doing wonderful work for the people in our state that had their lives turned upside down!

Regina Solar Weydert via Facebook

COLLABORATE

Connect with Partner Non-Profits

VOLUNTEERS

Engage & Train Relief Task Force

MEDIA

Visualize the Road to Recovery

STORIES

See the Faces, Hear the Stories

DATA

Aggregate & Interpret Disaster Stats

NEEDS

Directly Meet Material Needs

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.

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