2 Years Removed From Historic Floods, Long-Term Recovery Still Vital

Two years ago, the March 2016 flooding event in Louisiana saw historic rainfall on an area with countless bayous, rivers, and streams. Thousands of homes were affected by the flooding leaving families with massive emotional and financial losses. Combined with the floods that followed shortly afterward in August, this one-two punch had a large part of our community reeling. Many of the families affected are part of the growing number of individuals and households known as A.L.I.C.E.

United Way, Entergy, Jefferson Community Foundation host poverty simulation

Simulation experience reveals real-life poverty situations individuals face every day

NEW ORLEANS - United Way of Southeast Louisiana, Entergy Corporation and the Jefferson Community Foundation hosted Tuesday a poverty simulation to help participants understand the struggles confronted by low-income families and individuals in Southeast Louisiana.

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