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United Way donates $100,000 from Flood Fund to the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI) Rebirth Fund

‘Tis the giving season and United Way of Southeast Louisiana is giving some Tangipahoa Parish small business owners early holiday gifts.

United Way has donated $100,000 from its Flood Fund to the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI) Rebirth Fund. Twelve Tangipahoa businesses impacted by the catastrophic August flooding have now received grants to help in their recovery and rebuilding.

Thanksgiving, after all, is a word of action

Friends and family gathered together enjoying turkey, oyster dressing and pumpkin bread pudding. It’s Thanksgiving and time for recollection.

It's time to remain united as we respect the right to differ.

It's time to recall the ideals of our Constitution that all are created equal with certain unalienable rights - life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. 

It's time to reflect on your good fortunes and remember those who are stuggling. 

Children and families across southeast Louisiana have no permanent shelter and go to bed hungry.  

Alexis Hocevar Receives United Way of Southeast Louisiana’s Highest Award

Alexis Hocevar, philanthropist, entrepreneur, volunteer and recently retired Vice President/General Manager of Enterprise Holdings, Inc. is the 2016 recipient of United Way of Southeast Louisiana’s Alexis de Tocqueville Award. He was honored November 2 at the Tocqueville Award Celebration held at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans. View the photo gallery here.

Our hearts and thoughts are with the people of Paris

Dear Neighbors,

Southeast Louisiana and our greater New Orleans area have a deep connection to France.  It's part of our culture--architecture, food, music and more.

In the wake of the recent attacks, I thought you should know what United Way Worldwide (UWW) has been doing to help the people of Paris.

As French authorities, the Mairie of Paris (City Hall) and nonprofits address the immediate needs of the victims of the attacks, they are also concerned with the long-term prospects for social cohesion in France, particularly in underprivileged areas.

Are You Poor?

If not, you are fortunate.

But chances are you know someone who is living in poverty. Maybe someone in your neighborhood...perhaps a friend or even a family member.

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