The last three years and five deployments have exposed an urgent humanitarian crisis. During that time, we have become keenly aware that disasters do not impact everyone equally. With one in six Americans currently over the age of 65, it’s no surprise that there is a critical need for swift intervention for the most vulnerable following disasters. The elderly and disabled are often socially isolated and lack critical networks. Safety needs can go unmet without community efforts.
This video shows how Ground Force Disaster Response sponsor brands will be displayed at SAFE Camp. SAFE Camp is a deployed swift intervention program to assist communities impacted by natural disaster. SAFE Camp, or Swift Action Force Emergency Camp, is a forward operating base embedded into the most impacted regions after a disaster. SAFE Camp is a safe place for volunteers and nonprofits to gather, provide meals, supply distribution and provide human services. It’s a hub of enormous activity with tremendous good will and exposure that aligns with the giving and philanthropic missions of national brands.
The Cajun Navy Ground Force Team has made it our mission to become that network for the elderly and disabled. By developing programs that bring fast and efficient relief, we are able to deliver a range of services for those who are most impacted by disasters.
But we can’t do it alone…
In the past, we have mostly relied on our Facebook following for donations and support. However, if something happened and we lost our Facebook page, we would be in serious trouble for funding.
Camille Gaudet, Cajun Navy Ground Force Director of Donor and Partner Relations, is leading the charge to develop corporate partnerships to impact more disaster survivors than ever before.
“We’re seeking a three-year runway for operations, so that we can build out these teams and have full-time staff trained,” said Gaudet. “By having people trained in their areas before a disaster strikes, we will be much more efficient when we deploy.”
Cajun Navy Ground Force has seen 2,000 volunteers come through our SAFE Camp in the past four weeks. During our last Florida deployment, 1,600 volunteers stepped up to help over the course of 18 days.
To avoid having to start and stop relief efforts based on private donations, Cajun Navy Ground Force is seeking corporate sponsors that will provide for the training programs and help us stay longer in disaster-stricken communities.
For more information about becoming a corporate sponsor, contact Camille Gaudet at email@example.com or at call her at (337) 258-0572.