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Lessons Learned from a Mother’s Inspiring Words

We went to sleep last night with news of yet another deadly vehicle attack, this time in Barcelona, and awake to the stories of devastation and loss of life.

This singular act of violence cannot disappear into the dozens of similar attacks across Europe and here at home in Charlottesville. For me, each incident stands alone as a mark on our progress toward a greater good. Each one reaffirms that hate is real and alive in our world.

Congratulations to Gail Dixon and Beth Terry for 30 Years of Service!

Wow, what a week!   I came to the United Way Community Leaders Conference to learn, share and grow with those that we fight alongside each day - fighting for the health, education and financial stability of every person in every community.  But I also came with another purpose, to celebrate 30 years of service given to United Way by our teammates, Beth Terry, Chief Transformation Officer [retired] and Gail Dixon, Accounts Payable Coordinator.

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.

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