United Cajun Navy

United Cajun Navy

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We are a nonprofit organization focused on providing relief to areas impacted by natural disasters. The United Cajun Navy has responded to Fires, Hurricanes, Tornados, Floods, and Child Poverty in the last 3 years.

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Update #23

about 1 month ago

SEACOR Update:

United Cajun Navy continues to fund fuel for the seaplanes flying in the search efforts. However, the next few days we will be limiting flight time due to forecasting winds. The search efforts will start including the use of shrimp boats to aid in the search of the missing crewman. If anyone or knows of anyone that could assist with searching please reach out to our United Cajun navy shrimp coordinator Christifer DeRouen who is helping to organize the search and coordinates of the missing crewman with full support of the missing crewman's family.

This is a MASSIVE search and rescue by United Cajun navy and we need as much assistance as we can get. We are continuing our search efforts today by plane. We will need continued funding for the fuel.

Please go to www.thecajunnavy.org to donate, request assistance or volunteers. We thank all of you for watching, praying and holding with us during this time.

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United Cajun Navy has been assisting with search & rescue, relief, recover, and rebuilding since 2018.  Our mission takes us into the heart of people and towns in need. Please check our website and Facebook for our current deployments.

Current Operations:

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*FUNDING STATEMENT* PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS PAGE HAS BEEN ACTIVE FOR OVER A YEAR AND CONTAINS FUNDING FROM 2019-2020-2021.  AS OF 4/21/2021 CURRENT FUNDING RAISED VIA THIS SITE FOR SEACOR SEARCH AND RESCUE IS 9,171.03

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United Cajun Navy posted a new update:
about 1 month ago

Update #24

SEACOR Update:

United Cajun Navy continues to fund fuel for the seaplanes flying in the search efforts. However, the next few days we will be limiting flight time due to forecasting winds. The search efforts will start including the use of shrimp boats to aid in the search of the missing crewman. If anyone or knows of anyone that could assist with searching please reach out to our United Cajun navy shrimp coordinator Christifer DeRouen who is helping to organize the search and coordinates of the missing crewman with full support of the missing crewman's family.

This is a MASSIVE search and rescue by United Cajun navy and we need as much assistance as we can get. We are continuing our search efforts today by plane. We will need continued funding for the fuel.

Please go to www.thecajunnavy.org to donate, request assistance or volunteers. We thank all of you for watching, praying and holding with us during this time.

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United Cajun Navy posted a new update:
2 months ago

Update #23

Currently United Cajun Navy is fully deployed in Louisiana in search for a missing LSU Student who disappeared on 4/6/2021. We are searching via helicopters, boats, ATVS, Horses, and over 150 volunteers.

Please check out our Facebook as this story unfolds and we help the family bring back their little girl. We are seeking any support possible to help offset fuel and meals. Right now what we are asking for is prayer if you can not help give. The power of prayer can go along way, especially here.

https://www.facebook.com/UNITEDCAJUNNAVY

https://www.brproud.com/news/local-news/united-cajun-navy-leads-search-party-for-missing-lsu-freshman-kori-gauthier/

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United Cajun Navy posted a new update:
3 months ago

Update #22

Good Morning UCN Community!

Many of you have been asking... How bad was the storm? I can say that it was not as bad as hurricane season! However for the parts of Alabama and Mississippi that got impacted by tornados relief work is already being decided on and logistics are forming.

Urgent Relief Needs:
Food/Water/Medical Supplies. If you want to even send us a box of Band-Aids that would great!

Major Organization Request:
We lost our forklift due to damage! We have a URGENT need for a forklift if one can be donated that is great and we can arrange pickup ANYWHERE in the USA! If your business or friends may be able to sponsor us in obtaining a forklift it will be dedicated with logos on it and get widespread attention every disaster! The average cost of a used forklift is 11,000 to 16,000. Please reach out to your friends, family, businesses, and other charities to see if we can have this need filled ASAP!

www.TheCajunNavy.org

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United Cajun Navy posted a new update:
4 months ago

Update #21

Our volunteers are pulling over assisting with pulling cars out and getting survivors where they need to go safely. We are running low on funds for gas and hotels. This is at no costs to our volunteers. States we are in PA, WV, OH, TN, TX, LA, MS, AL, FL, NC
THIS IS WHAT WE DISTRIBUTED IN THE LAST WEEK. 192,000 children jackets, 22,000 blankets, 282 pallets of water, 20,000 pounds of cooked ground beef, over half a million pounds of non perishable foods, 200,000 of face masks, 50,000 bottles of hand sanitizer, 150,000 pounds of gloves, cooked over 25,000 pounds of food such as jambalaya, tacos and sloppy joe’s. As well as delivering life saving medicine to over 120 medicinal facilities. Our volunteers are pulling over assisting with pulling cars out and getting survivors where they need to go safely. We are running low on funds for gas and hotels. This is at no costs to our volunteers! These donations are depleting our warehouse as well. If you are able to donate even a pack of water it would help in anyway. We are also looking for volunteers to make runs! Please lets push through some additional funding for this mission if possible!

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United Cajun Navy posted a new update:
4 months ago

Update #20

United Cajun Navy delivered warm clothing today in Twin Falls Idaho to help several children in need of warmth! Also what is in the works.. We are currently looking for food items to distribute in Texas and Louisiana. Some residents are still waiting for power to be restored however most of the temperatures are rising above freezing so we are starting to look better!

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United Cajun Navy posted a new update:
4 months ago

Update #19

We are in several towns in Texas and Louisiana.. so many we are unable to write them all here!! We are doing emergency heating, feeding and of course delivering medical supplies.. Also teaching people to make makeshift heaters safely... please check out our fully update at:
http://www.TheCajunNavy.org/news

We are in desperate need of funding for this. We are spending thousands in fuel for our volunteers to get to places with supplies and medical needs. Please help if you can guys! This is the strangest storm we ever seen down south.

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United Cajun Navy posted a new update:
4 months ago

Update #17

United Cajun Navy is attempting to locate any space heaters in Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi. The posted map shows the extremely dangerous freezing temperatures currently being experienced across those states. Factor this with the over 2 Million residents that currently do not have power its a very serious situation. United Cajun Navy has generators and gasoline but lacks the heaters to deploy for those in need. IF you have a heater that you can offer please let us know by by our website: www.TheCajunNavy.org or our Facebook www.Facebook.com/UnitedCajunNavy

All funds received 2/15 through 2/18 will go towards Amazon Prime orders for Blankets and Heaters for this Winter Emergency.

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United Cajun Navy posted a new update:
4 months ago

Update #16

Operation Jolo, WV.

Through the tunnels of West Virginia we maked a journey unlike no other.

Jolo, WV residing in McDowell County is plagued with high unemployment after the decline of the coal industry, McDowell County’s population has dwindled from nearly 100,000 in 1950 to around 19,000 today. The government deems McDowell County to be the poorest in the nation, as well as the place with the lowest life expectancy due to high smoking and obesity rates. In the past 15 years, the opioid epidemic in this region has killed more people than anywhere else in the nation, except in neighboring Wyoming County.
We provided a glimmer of hope providing the children, who most are raised by grandparents and living in places you would only see in 3rd world countries... new winter jackets and pants, water, tarps, tools and a few pairs of work gloves. Seeing first hand the immediate attention this area needs, United Cajun Navy will be going back with additional supplies.

I can not put into words the feelings and thoughts while UCN was on the ground. There is no cellular service for miles the area is surrounded by mountains the size of sky scrapers. Shacks in the side of the hills and the bottom of the ravines are the only signs of life. It was asked why residents do not move out of the area and what we where told just made my wife tear up.. Most of the population has the education of 3rd graders with many not having the ability to read. Where would they be able to go? For most of the residents this is life. Our plans for this in 2021 will be to provide food, refurbished computers, and additional building supplies to the Family Worship Center ran by Pastor Charlie Rose.

We need help funding transportation and supply. If you are interested in donating items or even going to the town to help please email deployment@thecajunnavy.org

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United Cajun Navy posted a new update:
6 months ago

Update #15

With 9 days to go to hit out 100K mark we are asking everyone to offer one last final push on this giving campaign. Please share it out with everyone you know! Currently UCN is doing not only Christmas in Louisiana, Alabama and Florida but we have been actively doing search and rescue to help find Zeb Hughes, 21, and Gunner Palmer, 16, who went missing after launching their boat in the waters for a duck hunting trip.

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United Cajun Navy posted a new update:
6 months ago

Update #14

We have purchased so far 1 gaylord of toys for children in need. We would like to get 5 more to meet the need. Time is running out for our goal so if you can help please do!

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United Cajun Navy posted a new update:
7 months ago

Update #13

United Cajun Navy, as you know has been busy providing meals for the Holidays to those in need. If you have not caught the news tonight on WAFB please check out this link:

https://www.wafb.com/2020/11/26/family-teenager-battling-cerebral-palsy-scoliosis-many-other-health-conditions-get-thanksgiving-meal-thanks-community-support/

We have a special place in our heart for this family! Please help us to bring her along with many others a very special Christmas by donating for toys, food, and supplies!

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United Cajun Navy posted a new update:
7 months ago

Update #12

Blessing a few hundred with Frozen Turkeys and Meals for the Holidays! Please help us to provide for these families that have been through not just 1 hurricane but 3 in 2020.

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United Cajun Navy posted a new update:
7 months ago

Update #11

Immediate Attention Needed!! It appears our last update with the link to our christmas drive did not get posted correctly! Please if you are able to donate either donate here on this drive or goto our website directly at www.UnitedCajunNavy.org or TheCajunNavy.org and hit Donate. As of 11/20/2020 all funds on our project are being directed to this years toy drive and food assistance for the holidays.

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United Cajun Navy posted a new update:
7 months ago

Update #10

Its Christmas Time!

We have several items to update you on today. First we have started our Chirstmas drive! Please hit here and be one of the first to help donate for some toys!! www.fundly.com/christmas-2020-united-cajun-navy

Second: we are still actively preparing and handing out thanksgiving boxes! We are having a hard time locating turkeys. If anyone has a lead on where to get Turkeys please let us know!

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United Cajun Navy posted a new update:
8 months ago

Update #9

Good Afternoon All,

I wanted to reach out and give everyone an update since Hurricane Zeta paid us a visit. We are finding ourselves re-doing most of our assistance tickets that where already worked! The POD in Lake Charles is still seeing about 3,000 people in need come through the distribution line. We are greatful that United Way has taken point there and is helping United Cajun Navy.

We are struggling with transportation of supplies and food. Right now donations are going towards getting cold food and supplies out to Leesville, Lake Charles, Hackberry, and several other parishes in SW Louisiana. We are working to get a generator brought in to the La Quinta Hotel in New Orleans as well to help people that have been staying there since Hurricane Laura.

Any donations coming in would be greatly appreciated and would be used immediately to help! ALSO! We are looking at getting Turkeys donated for Thanksgiving. We would like to provide several hundred families with a meal in a box featuring a small frozen turkey, dry can food, and bread. If you can help donate a turkey let us know by sending an email to cajun@unitedcajunnavy.org

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United Cajun Navy posted a new update:
9 months ago

Update #8

Good Afternoon Everyone! Update coming your way! As we are still working for Hurricane Laura and Sally, It appears we have one more large storm for the 2020 Season. Who can agree with us that 2020 needs to be over!!!

United Cajun Navy is going to announce this evening our deployment and schedule for Hurricane Delta. We are currently collecting: Water, Gasoline, Life Vests, and Medical Supplies.

If you need sand bags please fill out an assistance request via our website: www.UnitedCajunNavy.org

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United Cajun Navy posted a new update:
9 months ago

Update #7

We are proud to say that United Cajun Navy is now moving into the long term recovery phase for most of the areas in SW Louisiana. Power has come back to about 90% of the state. Most of the affected area is still under a boil water advisory. Areas of focus for us right now is providing bottled water, cleaning supplies, toddler and baby needs, medical needs and personal care supplies.

We are also operating in Baldwin County in Alabama as well as Pensacola, FL providing hot meals and thanks to Bimbo Bread, as much bread and rolls as the people need until they have power restored. Lowes was kind enough to give us a spot close to the store to be able to control all the people coming up to us. We have a supply POD located at Flor-Bama right on the coast as well.

WHATS NEXT?
I know its hard to believe that 2020 is starting to end down.. finally.. We are preparing to provide some boxes of Thanksgiving meal supplies ( 1 Frozen Turkey, 1 Box Stuffing, 2 Cans Yams, 1 Bag Rice, etc) Our goal is to give away 3000 meals this year in Louisiana, Texas, Florida, Alabama, North Carolina and Tennessee due to the tornados! All donations received in October will help fund this event! Also If you live near a 'The Lost Cajun' restaurant please go check them out and have a bowl of Gumbo! The entire chain nationwide is helping us support this great Turkey operation by donating 1.00 per bowl of gumbo sold!

In Short! Please help us prepare for Thanksgiving! Or go grab a bowl of gumbo from The Lost Cajun. They have several locations in the United States!

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United Cajun Navy posted a new update:
9 months ago

Update #6

Cajun Navy gives first look at damage to Alabama's Orange Beach
The United Cajun Navy has boots on the ground in Orange Beach and is surveying the damage so far from the Category 2 storm.

The nonprofit organization, dedicated to providing relief efforts and equipping rescue teams to areas affected by natural disasters, posted a video on Facebook that shows storm surge and heavy flooding on streets as well as an overturned boat on the side of the road next to a refrigerator.

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United Cajun Navy posted a new update:
9 months ago

Update #5

United Cajun Navy - Relief efforts are still ongoing in the Lake Charles and Hackberry area. However we have a new concern at this time, Hurricane Sally. We are seeking ongoing donations and/or if anyone in the immediate area has tents to help cover supplies and provide shelter to those whom already lost their home with Hurricane Laura, please reach out to us!

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United Cajun Navy posted a new update:
10 months ago

Update #4

United Cajun Navy - Update 9/6/2020 Hurricane Laura

United Cajun Navy, working with Cat5 Resources, United Way, Tico Foods, The Lost Cajun, Heritage Enviro, and some tables provided by Lowes... is trying to get what I would say the impossible completed! We are at 2401 6th Street in Lake Charles LA... We have 800 Pounds of Gumbo provided by Tico Foods, tons of other great eats as well! Supplies Ice Cream, Water, Gas Cans... We still need donations and help on the ground so if you live in the area and you want to give.. please give time! Tomorrow 9/7 from 8 AM to 5 PM Food will be served from 12 to 3! If you still want to help make this a reality please support is via fundly!

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