September is National Preparedness Month, an important reminder to get your household weather-ready for the most active days of hurricane season. Its ruthless peak stirs anxiety at home as we watch our neighbors to the west await Harvey’s final toll and our neighbors to the east encounter Irma’s fury.
Hurricane Harvey’s arrival in the middle of the annual summertime bloodshortage amplified the critical need for donors across the country. UWSELA is extending this opportunity to the public to provide a cost-free option for those who’d like to give back to neighbors in Texas and Louisiana.
Donors must weigh at least 110 pounds, be 17 years old – or 16 years old and 130 pounds with parental consent – and be in good health.
United We Give Blood Drive, hosted by UWSELA
In a region that has had our share of disasters, August 29th is a day that our community will never forget. Twelve years after the flooding that followed Hurricane Katrina, we’re still impacted by the emotions.
NEW ORLEANS – Community and business leaders, including representatives of United Way of Southeast Louisiana, SBP, Greater New Orleans Foundation, Rebuilding Together and Entergy New Orleans, will gather on Thursday to announce the launch of the New Orleans East Tornado Recovery Plan for assisting families impacted by the Feb. 7 tornado.
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.
VOLUNTEER WITH US!
A United Way Day of Action is an invitation for people and organizations in our community to LIVE UNITED and take action to address a variety of challenges. It is a day that we ask you to help us put our mission into action by creating a more vibrant community for us all!
Saturday, September 16th
9 a.m. - Noon
Greenville Park Leadership Academy
(former Hammond Jr. High)
111 J W Davis Dr., Hammond, LA 70403