United Cajun Navy

United is Strength

BATON ROUGE, LA   |  http://www.unitedcajunnavy.org

Mission

United Cajun Navy knows that our strength lies not only in the words we stand by, but most importantly through the actions of our initiatives. We are a 501(c)3 registered nonprofit organization focused on helping make the world around us a better place. With the help of our tireless staff and volunteers, we organize search and rescue teams during natural disasters. We provide relief efforts through fundraisers, community building events, and in-depth training sessions for our volunteers.

Ruling year info

2018

Founder

Todd Terrell

Main address

2053 W MAGNA CARTA PL

BATON ROUGE, LA 70815 USA

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EIN

82-5013897

NTEE code info

Disaster Preparedness and Relief Services (M20)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

United Cajun Navy responds to natural disasters by offering Search and Rescue attempts as well as post disaster relief and assistance.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Disaster Search and Rescue

On the ground search and rescue operations which is 100% Civilian led.

Population(s) Served

United Cajun Navy Coat Drive focuses on warmth for those who need it most. Delivering Jackets to areas that are chilly come winter time.

Population(s) Served

Jolo is the poorest county in the United States. Going from a population of over 100,000 residents to 19,000 after the fall of the coal industry, this town lacks several things. Housing, Education, Hope.... United Cajun Navy as of 2021 has started to provide clothing, food, tools, and more to this area.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Young adults
Adults
Young adults
Adults
Young adults

Cajun Navy is still active in Kentucky, Tennessee and Kansas after flooding and tornados ripped through the area in 2019.

Population(s) Served
Health
Age groups

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Pounds of produce distributed

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This metric is typically based on the number and scope of natural disasters. Since Hurricane Michael hit the Florida panhandle in October of 2018, United Cajun Navy has been assisting the communities.

Total dollar value of produce distributed

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Total dollars received in contributions

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

Disaster Search and Rescue

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of children who receive new clothing

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Age groups

Related Program

Disaster Search and Rescue

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

United Cajun Navy through the help of Burlington and Delivering Good was able to gift children in Louisiana, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and the Carolinas with brand new jackets to stay warm

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

The United Cajun Navy is creating a movement of hope and neighbor's helping neighbor's on a national level. We hope to bring a friendly interaction to a potential life changing disaster. Though our volunteers and leadership we strain to arrive within 24 hours of a natural disaster to start assisting those in need and providing relief in times of crisis.

United Cajun Navy has deployed our Mobile Command center which houses both 2Meter and 5Meter Radio communication equipment. We have a licensed GMRS system with the FCC that allows us to operate rescue and relief efforts while local communication infrastructure is down. However, Besides communication we have great Search and Rescue volunteers and staff that will assist in many rescue operations due to high water issues and many other issues that come up in the wake of natural disasters. We have an immersed website and rescue ticketing database to allow us to move quickly when an issue is reported. United Cajun Navy is proud to announce that it has implemented using Eden, a Emergency Management Platform that has been adopted by such users like NY Office of Emergency Management and used globally on tsunami and earthquake disasters in other countries.

United Cajun Navy is always looking to improve, we will be the first to tell you that! Our capabilities depend on our volunteers. Prior to deployment we will determine what for volunteers we have on hand and what certifications they have. Once we go on scene the volunteers will bring there own assets (Boats, Fueling, Vehicles) and report to one of the United Cajun Navy leadership teams to be given assignments and rescue tickets. The backbone for these actions to take place is our communication structure and our emergency management platform, Sahana Eden.

United Cajun Navy has responded to several hurricanes prior to our official NPO Registeration with the Federal Government. To mention a few: Hurricane Irma, Harvey, Matthew, and Tropical Storm Bonnie. Since our official Non Profit Registeration we have responded to Hurricane Florence and Michael. United Cajun Navy plans to keep responding to disasters whenever we are in need. We are hoping to branch out and also respond to relief efforts for California Wild Fires.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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United Cajun Navy

Board of directors
as of 2/7/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Christopher Terrell


Board co-chair

Mr Brian Trascher

United Cajun Navy

Term: 2018 -

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 02/07/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

No data