United Way of Southeast Louisiana is a proud partner and funder of VIA LINK 2-1-1. As recently reported, while VIA LINK is facing challenges funding the National Suicide Prevention LIFELINE service for Louisiana, it is not in danger of closing.
I was taken aback by the news of J. Wayne Leonard’s passing. He maintained his drive and vision for a more equitable Southeast Louisiana into his last days. That’s not the least bit surprising to those close to Wayne.
United Way of Southeast Louisiana stands with the communities affected by Hurricane Florence. Tragically, 32 people lost their lives across North and South Carolina and Virginia. As of Tuesday morning, a half a million homes and businesses are still without power. Reported property damage is increasing, and flooding continues to spread as waters rise.
Tropical storms and hurricanes can cause storm surge and coastal or river flooding as well as wind damage to our region.
You can get ready now.
When I shared my thoughts one year ago today, I also shared our compassion and concern for those affected by Hurricane Harvey. Subsequently, we were called to pray for all of Puerto Rico when Hurricane Maria wrecked the entire island. Today, these communities are still hard at work to recover and will continue to benefit from our prayers and support.
Tuesday, August 28 | 6:30 p.m. | The Shrine on Airline | 6000 Airline Drive | Metairie, LA 70003
As a valuable volunteer and supporter of United Way, we invite you to grab your peanuts and cracker jacks as we watch the New Orleans Baby Cakes take on the Nashville Sounds!