Closely Monitoring Tropical Storm Nate

UWSELA is closely monitoring Tropical Storm Nate. As we wait to learn more about the impending storm’s potential path and impact to Southeast Louisiana, the disaster response team at United Way of Southeast Louisiana want to encourage you to prepare your household for potential threats from Tropical Storm Nate. Those preparing for and impacted by Nate in the coming days can find vital, FREE resources to become weather ready, make informed decisions and speed their recovery here.

Grade-Level Reading: A Community-wide Responsibility

It’s an unfortunate fact. A child’s ability to read proficiently by the end of third grade predicts his or her future. Why is third grade so crucial? Third grade marks the transition when students move from learning to read to reading to learn. If a child cannot read by the end of third grade, he or she is less likely to catch up, less likely to graduate from high school, and less likely to earn family-sustaining wages as an adult.

Women United Celebrates 15 years of Service

“If you want to see things happen at a global level, start at the village level. Give women the tools and education and they will drive the change.” - Melinda Gates.  

Women United, formerly known as WLC, here in Southeast Louisiana has been the driving force of change to improve the lives of women and children throughout our region. Over the past 15 years, Women United has invested $2.4 million to benefit programs critical to the well-being of women and children in our community.

In the Aftermath of Harvey, This is What We Do

We recently all watched, helpless, as Harvey swept over the Texas coast and into Houston and western Louisiana, and those images flashing across our screens painted an all-too-familiar picture of destruction and despair.  Meanwhile, in our region, we braced ourselves for an unknown blow that might land at any time.  The City of New Orleans shut down, and people drew their loved ones near.  This city remembers.
 
Now we can all catch our breath, blessedly unscathed, and look to the west to help begin the hard work ahead.
 

United We Give Blood Drive

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.

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United We Give Blood Drive, hosted by UWSELA

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