Cajun Navy Helps the Coast of Florida
Cajun Navy Ground Force is a 501c3 that coordinated citizens to save lives during Louisiana's 2016 disastrous flooding and has remained engaged by helping flood victims with long term recovery.
When a natural disaster strikes the Cajun Navy Ground Force is ready to help. They quickly mobilize volunteers nationwide with trained professionals ready to respond to those in need.
They also partner with national, federal, and local corporations, you can also donate directly on their website as well to help them with supplies and things they need to make these rescues possible.
Learn more at gocajunnavy.org and if you want to help by volunteering, you can register here. They have multiple ways of how you can help through their community caretaker and safe camps programs.
If you need help and immediate assistance, and you’re able to get online, please register at crowdrelief-forms.nogginoca.com. Due to widespread disruptions to cable, internet, and telephone service, the Cajun Navy has been communicating through a free app called Zello, which functions as an internet-based “walkie-talkie. Download the app, and find their channel at Zello.com/CajunNavy-DisastorResponse
Here at Sweet Baton Rouge, we believe that giving back is one of the greatest gifts and we are honored to devote our time to fundraising for something we all have experienced firsthand, what started within our city and state and then went on to help other states such as; Texas, Carolina States, and Florida. You can see in chronological order how it all began and how we are still here to use our Cajun Navy t-shirt to honor those brave men in 2016 when natural disasters occur.
2016: Sweet Baton Rouge® created the Cajun Navy t-shirt to show our Cajun Navy pride and appreciation for the brave men and women who launched their boats into the August 2016 floodwaters in efforts to rescue those who were stranded. That year, we are proud to have donated nearly $50K for our local Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank. We choose the food bank as our partner during natural disasters because they align themselves with Feed America where they can make a huge food impact on cities and areas firsthand.
2017: The Cajun Navy arrived in Houston and performed search and rescue. Because of our Cajun Navy t-shirt, we are proud to have donated nearly $24K to the Houston Food Bank.
2018: A little over two years since the Great Flood, we created a Cajun Navy t-shirt that went on to raise over $77k in flood relief funds for both Baton Rouge, Houston, Carolinas and Florida due to an active year of Hurricanes.
2020: Lake Charles and surrounding areas were hit so hard with Hurricane Laura, there wasn’t as much flooding and complete devastation but we knew our Cajun Navy t-shirt could still do good and make some impact. That year we were able to donate from our sales of the Cajun Navy t-shirt $3200 to the Baton Rouge Food Bank for Hurricane Laura relief.
2021: Hurricane Ida hit our bayou parishes the hardest with so much flooding and destruction, we donated $4500 from the Cajun Navy t-shirt and our Bayou Collection between our sales to the Baton Rouge Food Bank and Funds for People of the Bayou to help with food, restoration, and assistance.
Since 2016, through the sales of our Cajun Navy t-shirt, we have given back $85,000 during these disastrous weather events, we have aided through our partnership with the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank, who aligns themselves with Feed America where we know our dollars are going to help give food to those in need when the storms aftermath.
We are here to honor the efforts of the Cajun Navy once again, if you feel the need to help, purchase one of our Cajun Navy t-shirts and know that your dollars will be going back and aiding families with food through our partnership with the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank. Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone in the counties in Central Florida that was hit hard by Hurricane Ian.