Disaster are creating an urgent humanitarian crisis for the elderly in the USA.
Natural disasters strike citizens of all abilities. And while younger and more abled citizens can leverage networks of support to rebound, the elderly and vulnerable struggle to move quickly out of crisis because they lack that core network of help.
This leaves the vulnerable in a serious crisis creating tremendous needs and yet, until now, there have been no effective designed programs to solve the core issue, delivering help through a strong network of support.
And as baby boomers age, it’s only going to get worse. In fact, within in 10 years 1 in 5 Americans will be over the age of 65.
Cajun Navy Ground Force is leading the charge to address this crisis. We have designed five Swift Intervention Programs that work in unison to bring fast, long term, efficient care by delivering a countless range of services to those who need it most: 1) SAFE Camp 2) Community Caretaking 3) Remote Team 4) Visual Storytelling and 5) Swift Intervention Training.
Swift Intervention Programs
The need to swiftly help vulnerable populations after natural disasters is a massively underserved humanitarian crisis in the US. To address it we’ve developed five programs, we call Swift Intervention Programs. These programs work in unison to protect and stabilize the most vulnerable victims with fast and extended care, swift intervention, after natural disasters.
Here’s how they work. After a disaster, we first we establish SAFE (Swift Action Force Emergency) Camp for urgent supply and medical needs and for a safe place to base our teams and volunteers who are beginning Community Caretaking operations. Our Data-Driven Remote Team oversees and manages our deployment operations remotely. We use on the ground Visual Storytelling to keep the disaster narrative alive and to drive a a citizen based response. And our Swift Intervention Training is about sharpening the saw and making us better and ready for each deployment.
These programs scale as volunteer numbers expand and they contract when it’s time to pull back or as resources or needs dwindle.
Video after Hurricane Ian shows SAFE Camp and Community Caretaking taking place in Florida.
18,000 disaster survivors were loaded with desperately needed supplies like food, water, diapers and other consumables in an EPIC 12 days following Hurricane Ian. Cajun Navy Ground Force operated a MASSIVE distribution center during Hurricane Ian in Florida. Called SAFE Camp, for Swift Action Force Emergency Camp. SAFE Camp is a distribution center that is a highly-engineered, precision-oriented, data-driven Cajun Navy Ground Force program which mimics a wartime forward operating base.
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Cajun Navy Ground Force = Godsend
So happy that you were able to help so many people, thank you!
Mickie Lynn McClinton
Thank you guys and ladies for all you do to help those in need wherever you go! Be safe and know you are appreciated!
Thank you for what you do – Houston still members your help
Teresa Carter Wombless
Awesome job Cajun Navy Ground Force!
Thanks so much for all your help and support
Brenda Akens Delcomyn
Thank you for your service and your enormous hearts
Kemp Trish David
GEAUX GROUND FORCE! You guys are true blessing and have no idea how much you are appreciated !!! Thank you
What you do is God’s work. May He bless you all and kepp you safe while you serve those in need.
Keep up the good work
Wow………. thank God for the Cajun Navy again!!! They are a blessing when disasters occur. Ya’ll be safe and take care of yourselves !!!!
boots on the ground, doing fine work to help those in need!
You people rock.
Belinda Newman Renfrow
You are a bunch of AWESOME HEROES !!!
You guys are such a blessing for so many people !!
Y’all are the core. Very special. Keep pushing on.
Thank you all for your service!!!!!
Sally Byrnes Clewis
You all are amazing!
Janet Canty King
You are an amazing group. The people of Texas have benefited more than once from the incredible work you do. Blessings on you all.
Keep up the great work. Much respect to you all. Enjoy
Thank you Cajun Navy for all you do for others in the wake of catastrophic disasters. I’m a Louisianan and still going through Hurricane Ida aftermath. God Bless everything. I pray that lives and animals were saved.
That is amazing. Your team is awesome. May God bless yopu for all you do!
kingwood Texas will never forget the help you gave us during Hurricane Harvey. God Bless you.
Love y’all guys – thanks for all y’all do – GOD bless.
You guys are awesome. I stand in gratitude for all you did for Houston, and my neighborhood, after Harvey.
Susan Nickens Jordan
Thank you and God bless you, Cajun Navy! In the flood of 2016, the Cajun Navy brought us fresh water for that first week that we were flooded in our home.
So much sadness so much destruction! Don’t know how you do it but thank you for helping!
Thank you for everything you are doing
Amazing group of folks!
Mary K. Hughes
Pat Prosper Waechter
That was one huge tree that Mother Nature destroyed. Thank you for all you do to help those in need. God bless.
Gail W Crawford
Geaux Ground Force!! Y’all rock!!
Thank you for being here!
Become a Community Caretaker. Ground Force makes it easy for good citizens across the country to gather together on-scene AFTER a disaster and assist those whose lives are in crisis. We make it easy to help. Register, then just gas up your car or purchase a flight and come join us. We will make sure you’re fed and housed while you help. Register here to assist.
DISASTER RESPONSE SERVICES
Whether you or a loved one need rescue services, supplies, water, tree/ debris removal, tarp replacement, or a wellness check after a natural disaster, we crowdsource to provide essential disaster response services after a devastating event.