While we are all doing our best to follow the guidelines of local, state and federal officials in response to the COVID-19 crisis, Cajun Navy Foundation is using this time to reorganize and prepare for the season that we all know is right around the corner. (Shhh… let’s not say it out loud.) At this time, our official response to the pandemic is to serve as an example by practicing social distancing; and also to serve as an information source through our Facebook pages.

In the meantime…

In recent days, CNF founder Rob Gaudet and Cajun Navy volunteers participated in a video conference call with LSU Stephenson Disaster Management Institute. Our team has been working with the research group for the past several years. During that time, the Institute has been studying, learning and documenting the many ways that technology has empowered the Cajun Navy.

“We continue to believe that without social media, mobile technology and YOU (volunteers), this amazing thing called the Cajun Navy would not be possible,” Gaudet told his team of volunteers after the meeting.

While we all practice social distancing, our Communications Director, Shane Callcut offered us these stoic reminders:

Premeditatio malorum – Have a plan if things get worse.

Summum bonum – Act virtuously. Don’t put your convenience over other people’s safety.

Sympatheia – Don’t be selfish. Be kind and help others. We’re all in this together.

If we can help you locate resources or otherwise be of assistance, we hope you will not hesitate to reach out to us. If you have found yourself with more than enough time on your hands, and would like to share your skills to help others – please consider registering as a volunteer and member of our team at CrowdRelief.net. We would love to hear from you!
Stay safe!