JetBlue is helping disaster response nonprofit Cajun Navy Ground Force serve storm-battered communities after Hurricane Ian with the donation of $4,000 to support its ongoing mission in Southwest Florida.
In the month after Ian’s devastating landfall, Cajun Navy Ground Force served 18,000 families, provided 80,000 hot meals and distributed more than $10 million in supplies to hard-hit neighborhoods in Southwest Florida, including Fort Myers Beach, North Fort Myers and Pine Island. The organization recruited and coordinated hundreds of volunteers near and far, assisting with over 50 house cleanups and more than 350 wellness checks.
“Now more than ever families are in desperate need of resources, and we are honored to be that lifeline in their time of need,” said Founder Rob Gaudet of Cajun Navy Ground Force. “We are so grateful for JetBlue’s generous support in helping us meet the growing needs for vulnerable communities across Southwest Florida as they recover from Hurricane Ian.”
As part of its B6 Community Relief and Recovery Fund, JetBlue matched a $2,000 donation made by its crewmembers and customers, granting a total donation of $4,000 to Cajun Navy Ground Force. The Fund was created by JetBlue to support immediate and long term needs for communities during disaster and emergency response situations with the purpose of directing donations to accredited organizations that provide on- the-ground assistance in impacted areas.
In addition to the funds, JetBlue donated four travel certificates for Cajun Navy Ground Force to use for furthering its mission, each one providing a free roundtrip flight on JetBlue from any city to any city.
Cajun Navy Ground Force mobilizes a team of support to deploy to communities in crisis and organizes emergency services, supplies and resources to families in need. Founded in 2016, the nationally recognized organization has responded to the aftermath of major disasters across the U.S. including Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Florence and Michael.
Dedicated to long-term recovery needs, the organization is seeking sponsors, grants and gifts of monetary donations to continue relief efforts in Southwest Florida. Donate online at Give.GoCajunNavy.org. For more information on sponsorship, contact Partnership Director Camille Domnigue at 337-258-0572 or firstname.lastname@example.org.