United Way of Southeast Louisiana Flood Relief to support seven-parish region

United Way of Southeast Louisiana, serving Jefferson, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa and Washington parishes is accepting donations to assist those impacted by flooding in our region. Family members, neighbors and friends have had to be rescued from rising waters.

Torrential rains have caused widespread flooding throughout southeast Louisiana—damaging homes and businesses, and leaving many wondering what to do next.

Long-term recovery and rebuilding takes time, money, and is more than just brick and mortar. United Way supported programs with nonprofit Community Impact Partner Agencies can provide food, clothing, counseling and other services to make people whole.

United Way of Southeast Louisiana President and CEO Michael Williamson says, “Mother Nature has hit our area with a one-two-punch. Just two weeks ago deadly tornadoes roared through and now we’re fighting flooding. Our residents are resilient, but they need help to recover.”

Citizens in need of services should dial 2-1-1.  VIA LINK 2-1-1 is available 24/7.   VIA LINK  is a partner agency of United Way and provides information, referrals, training, and crisis intervention to people, organizations, and communities so they can help themselves and others.

For those who would like to make a donation to directly impact flood relief you may go to the following site:  http://www.unitedwaysela.org/flood.

To donate by check, please make it payable to United Way of Southeast Louisiana.  Write Flood Relief in the memo line and mail to:

United Way of Southeast Louisiana
ATTN: Flood Relief
2515 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA 70119

You can also donate by texting LAFlood to 313-131.

Contact: Terry Westerfield