Basic Needs

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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2017 EFSP Funds

FUNDS AVAILABLE TO NON-PROFITS IN ORLEANS PARISH

Orleans Parish has been awarded Federal funds made available through the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency in the amount of $198,635. These funds must be used to supplement food, shelter, rent-mortgage and utility assistance efforts in ongoing programs to assist people with economic emergencies unrelated to disasters.

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Insights From a United Way Intern

I’m a senior at Birmingham-Southern College graduating with a degree in Global Comparative Studies and Spanish. When I began weighing my options for how to spend my final term (a four week “semester” at BSC where students can take a class on campus, participate in a travel project, do some sort of independent study, or just take the month off!) I realized that it was time for me to get some real world experience and do something outside of the classroom.

United Way of Southeast Louisiana Flood Relief to support seven-parish region

United Way of Southeast Louisiana, serving Jefferson, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa and Washington parishes is accepting donations to assist those impacted by flooding in our region. Family members, neighbors and friends have had to be rescued from rising waters.

Torrential rains have caused widespread flooding throughout southeast Louisiana—damaging homes and businesses, and leaving many wondering what to do next.

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