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Hurricane Michael has left communities across Florida’s panhandle in ruins. It has caused more than one million power outages across Florida, Georgia, the Carolinas and Virginia. Many farms in southern Georgia had their crops decimated by the storm, as well. Just weeks after being struck by Hurricane Florence, parts of the Carolinas are now facing the impacts of another tropical system.

Cajun Navy Foundation has established a fund to support Hurricane Michael recovery and relief efforts in the United States. This fund will provide emergency supplies like food, water and medicine, as well as longer-term recovery assistance that will enable residents to recover and rebuild their homes and lives.

Hurricane Michael’s violent winds and torrential rains devastated homes, businesses, hospitals, and shut down major roadways. We are currently responding to requests for rescues and wellness checks, and we will persevere to help fund necessary relief and recovery efforts on the ground.

In the initial stages of recovery, the relief fund will help first responders meet immediate needs for food, fuel, clean water, hygiene products and shelter. Once this early phase of relief work is complete, the fund will transition to support longer-term recovery efforts run by local, vetted organizations responding to this disaster.

CNF uses innovative ways to link up those in need with good citizens who want to bring them relief. By connecting people through technology, social media and the Internet, we can collaborate efforts to accomplish great things. Additionally, we maximize our success by engaging each volunteer’s talents, gifts, skills and abilities as members of one body.

Cajun Navy Foundation believes in employing a citizen-led approach to disaster relief. During a crisis, we have found that it is a natural reaction for citizens to reach out to help their neighbors. The compassion of nearby communities can bring relief, often more efficiently and effectively than by utilizing other established means. Local, efficient, with little overhead and without the red tape, Cajun Navy Foundation’s committed alliance of volunteers is an unstoppable force.

To learn more or to contribute to this fund, please visit www.crowdrelief.net/V1/CajunNavyFoundation.aspx.