Hurricane Florence Resources Page

September 2018

Florence Explodes to Cat. 4: Destructive Strike Likely on East Coast Risk of life-threatening storm surge, destructive winds, rainfall flooding .

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R Moore posted an update.
11/25/2018 13:00:27 I am in desperate need of help getting yard debris to the road. I am in Pender County, NC.
Mary Maness posted an update.
11/19/2018 12:12:39 I have been and will continue to work in the flooded communities of Pender County. I collect clothes food and anything else and deliver to families in need .
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Home Rebuilds

23

Volunteers Needed

185

Rebuild Progress

5%

Overall Progress

6%

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Citizen Assistance Dispatch

For emergencies, please first call 911. Connect with us for non-emergency citizen assistance here. Keep in mind, we are a volunteer rescue organization and will do our best to help you.

Begin The Recovery Process

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Get Things You Need

Send our team requests for supplies after the disaster and we will help you locate the things you need.

How to Help

Hurricane Florence - Map of Distribution Centers for Supply Pickup and Dropoff and Shelters
(Email Updates to Rob@Cajun.Navy)

If you would like to help manage rescource information for this disaster please email RobGaudet@CrowdRelief.net.
Donations
Cajun Navy Massage Theropy Treatments
Services offered to help treat volunteers whom where injured in the field. I'm Patti Evola, A Licensed Massage Therapist based in Oak Island, North Carolina. I focus on the quality of care given to each and every individual that comes across my path. I customize each massage for every client that will most benefit you! I am committed to your well being and dedicated in helping you feel and be a better you!!
Food Service
Blouin's Famous Jambalaya
Blouin’s Famous Jambalaya is the official Jambalaya of the Cajun Navy, we help during disasters and can cater to any event and offers a 70,000 sq. ft. Indoor venue with full bar/staging for any party, concert, sporting event.
FEMA
FEMA-North Carolina
FEMA Website for North Carolina Residents.
CrowdRelief Disaster Survivor Stories

This is What a Labor of Love Truly Looks Like

A small group of rescuers has been striving to care for the Pender County community cats that survived Hurricane Florence in North Carolina. Hurricane Florence Cat Relief began feeding the cats until residents are able to resume care. The group has been providing TNR (Trap-Neuter-Return) and has also been trying to supply the community with cat shelters for the cold winter months.


The group became involved with the disaster since just after the storm when they were rescuing in boats and putting feeding stations in trees for the cats that survived the fifteen feet of flood waters. Since the water receded, they have been able to make feeding stations available and care for 300 to 500 community cats. They are also providing vet care for the cats in need.


Margo Gresham oversees the cat relief project. While she lives in Kentucky, she has spent a lot of time in Pender County since Florence. Rocky Point resident Andy Case is also involved in providing for the cats.  


“He is the one in the field doing all of the physical work right now,” said Gresham. “I had to come home and work my seasonal job to help support this labor of love. With the help of our incredible behind the scenes volunteers and the assistance of the Pender County Animal Shelter, we were able to reunite many cats with their owners immediately; but then we discovered that most of the cats were community cats that were being fed by residents, but had no owners.”


Since many of the local residents have been unable to return home in areas like the Whitestocking community, the relief group set up feeding stations throughout the area to keep the cats alive. The current estimate that they are caring for are between 200 and 300 community cats.

 

“We have made a promise to keep these cats fed through the winter months, and hopefully by then the residents will be able to resume the care and feeding of the cats.  We are also working out a plan for Trap, Neuter, Return so that we can drastically reduce the population growth of these community cats and improve their overall health. We are also providing vet care for any cats in need.  Our small group has been the only group continuing to care for these forgotten cats,” said Gresham.


“We would like to thank everyone who has already donated so generously.  This is truly a labor of love for us, but we could not do this important work without the support of a caring public,” added Gresham.


All funds raised will go to pay for cat food, veterinary care and to help defray the cost of TNR.  Donations can be made through PayPal to critterresq@gmail.com.  You can also visit the group’s Facebook page, Hurricane Florence Cat Relief, for other ways to help. Cat food can be donated directly or by purchasing it online through WalMart so that it can be picked up at the Burgaw Walmart.  For questions or concerns, Gresham can be contacted by emailing her at Critterresq@gmail.com. 



This is What a Labor of Love Truly Looks Like

A small group of rescuers has been striving to care for the Pender County community cats that survived Hurricane Florence in North Carolina. Hurricane Florence Cat Relief began feeding the cats until residents are able to resume care. The group has been providing TNR (Trap-Neuter-Return) and has also been trying to supply the community with cat shelters for the cold winter months.


The group became involved with the disaster since just after the storm when they were rescuing in boats and putting feeding stations in trees for the cats that survived the fifteen feet of flood waters. Since the water receded, they have been able to make feeding stations available and care for 300 to 500 community cats. They are also providing vet care for the cats in need.


Margo Gresham oversees the cat relief project. While she lives in Kentucky, she has spent a lot of time in Pender County since Florence. Rocky Point resident Andy Case is also involved in providing for the cats. 


“He is the one in the field doing all of the physical work right now,” said Gresham. “I had to come home and work my seasonal job to help support this labor of love. With the help of our incredible behind the scenes volunteers and the assistance of the Pender County Animal Shelter, we were able to reunite many cats with their owners immediately; but then we discovered that most of the cats were community cats that were being fed by residents, but had no owners.”


Since many of the local residents have been unable to return home in areas like the Whitestocking community, the relief group set up feeding stations throughout the area to keep the cats alive. The current estimate that they are caring for are between 200 and 300 community cats. 


“We have made a promise to keep these cats fed through the winter months, and hopefully by then the residents will be able to resume the care and feeding of the cats.  We are also working out a plan for Trap, Neuter, Return so that we can drastically reduce the population growth of these community cats and improve their overall health. We are also providing vet care for any cats in need.  Our small group has been the only group continuing to care for these forgotten cats,” said Gresham.


 “We would like to thank everyone who has already donated so generously.  This is truly a labor of love for us, but we could not do this important work without the support of a caring public,” added Gresham.
All funds raised will go to pay for cat food, veterinary care and to help defray the cost of TNR.  Donations can be made through PayPal to critterresq@gmail.com.  You can also visit the group’s Facebook page, Hurricane Florence Cat Relief, for other ways to help. Cat food can be donated directly or by purchasing it online through WalMart so that it can be picked up at the Burgaw Walmart.  For questions or concerns, Gresham can be contacted by emailing her at critterresq@gmail.com. 

It Takes a Village

When people and organizations work together, the possibilities are endless. During Hurricane Florence, Cajun Navy Foundation (CNF) and the North Carolina Baptists on Mission were able to work together to help a victim in need.

CNF had received a message from a worried mom. Her pregnant daughter’s home was full of toxic mold, and she wasn’t expecting help from her landlord. She was living in the home with her four-year-old son and feared that they might be evicted if she pushed the issue. 

A CNF volunteer referred the woman to the CrowdRelief.net website to submit a ticket to connect the family with the resources they needed. Someone connected the young woman with Baptists on Mission. By that night, the young woman and her child were relocated; and by the next morning the Baptists on Mission were on their way to her home to help.

The mother of the pregnant young woman said that she was overwhelmed by the love and kindness they had been given, and wrote a thank you message to the volunteer that helped her. 

She wrote, “There were so many people all around me who were desperate and needed help. The people of Wilmington and people from all over the country have stepped up and embraced their neighbors, even while they struggled with their own loss and destruction. In the midst of all this heartbreak, there is still joy.”
Organizations

Communicate with the Cajun Navy on Zello

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The Cajun Relief Website!
The Cajun Relief Foundation is a 501c3 organic and innovative citizen-led non-profit charity. Our mission is to create a new model for engagement everywhere, driven by good citizens using technology. Our motto is “When you’re hungry, there is no waste.” We are learning by scaling fast, adjusting on the fly, meeting specific needs and eliminating waste.
Official Cajun Navy Foundation Facebook Page!
“When you’re hungry, there is no waste.” Anywhere there are people that are hungry or in need, good citizens are hungry to help them and the Cajun Navy Foundation wants to bring them together.
Local Government
North Carolina Department of Public Safety
Official website for the Department of Public Safety for North Carolina.
Federal Governmental Resources
United States Disaster Assistance Official Website
United States Disaster Assistance Official Website allowing for you to submit claims and apply for assistance.