Citizen-led Relief

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Citizen-led Relief

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In the immediate aftermath of a thousand year flood, the future mission statement of the Cajun Relief Foundation was forged and put to the test. With traditional first responders literally swamped, it fell to citizens to marshall their resources and strike out on their own to save lives and property. The efforts of the Cajun Navy drew the attention of national media outlets as civilians used smart devices to coordinate rescue efforts as flood waters continued to rise in Baton Rouge and surrounding parishes.

Now, the Cajun Relief Foundation has been founded with the ultimate goal of creating new ways for technology to connect and empower people during times just like these. While established means of disaster response will always be a necessity, the team at CRF is hard at work developing a platform for volunteers to provide relief directly to where it is most needed the next time disaster strikes.

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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