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Orleans Parish Long-Term Recovery Group celebrated rebuilding successes two years after N.O. East tornado

More than $2.9 million in impact generated under “Neighbors Helping Neighbors” initiative

NEW ORLEANS – Community leaders and representatives of the Orleans Parish Long-Term Recovery Group (LTRO) gathered Tuesday to mark the second anniversary of the New Orleans East tornado and celebrate the successes under the “Neighbors Helping Neighbors” recovery initiative.

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Tax Refunds: It’s Worth the Wait

If you are like most consumers, tax time couldn’t come soon enough. After the grueling expenses of the holiday season, long overdue car repairs, and much-needed summer vacations, consumers are anxious to file their taxes - especially if they expect a refund. 

By now, you have probably seen and heard many commercials advertising Refund Anticipation Loans (RAL) and Refund Anticipation Checks (RAC). These ads tempt with the promise of same-day cash refunds in eye-popping amounts. If you are debating using one of these “convenient” loans, here is what you need to know. 

Orleans Parish Long-Term Recovery Group to Mark Successes Two Years After N.O. East Tornado

More than $2.9 million in impact generated under “Neighbors Helping Neighbors” initiative

NEW ORLEANS – Community leaders and representatives of the Orleans Parish Long-Term Recovery Group (LTRO) will gather on Tuesday to mark the second anniversary of the New Orleans East tornado and celebrate the successes under the “Neighbors Helping Neighbors” recovery initiative.

Families assisted by “Neighbors Helping Neighbors” will be available on site for interviews.

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Investors' Call Registration

Please join us for United Way of Southeast Louisiana's Investors' Calls, a convenient way to connect to the latest information on United Way's Community Impact, Public Policy, Annual Campaign, and Long-term Recovery efforts. The 30-minute call takes place on the second Tuesday of every month at 8:30a. 

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Data Dive: Takeaways from the 2018 ALICE Report

Vanessa Greenslade, PhD, is United Way of Southeast Louisiana’s resident research and data expert. Vanessa works with our Community Impact team to bring a data-driven approach to our fight for the health, education, and financial stability of every person.

The updated United Way ALICE Report for Louisiana, released earlier this month, shows nearly 1 in 2 Southeast Louisiana (SELA) households (47 percent) struggled to make ends meet in 2016. 

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