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.
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.
The campaign aims to provide direct support to New Orleans’ homeless population through a safe mobile giving platform
NEW ORLEANS – United Way of Southeast Louisiana and partners launched Tuesday a new initiative called Make Change NOLA: A Better Way to Give. The program combines a public awareness campaign with mobile giving to harness the generosity of New Orleanians and tourists to support organizations working to combat homelessness and poverty.
Partnership engages industry leaders to build crisis funding for hospitality professionals
NEW ORLEANS – Community and business leaders, including representatives of United Way of Southeast Louisiana, SBP, Greater New Orleans Foundation, Rebuilding Together and Entergy New Orleans, will gather on Thursday to announce the launch of the New Orleans East Tornado Recovery Plan for assisting families impacted by the Feb. 7 tornado.
For the past three years, our United Way has been preparing for this moment. The moment when the thinking of policy makers at all levels—donors, advocates, volunteers, United Ways and our partner agencies—aligned. You cannot predict when a moment like that will occur. You simply have to be ready when the opportunity presents itself.
During the holidays we want our love ones to be happy but we must remember money doesn’t buy happiness. However, it does buy a lot of gifts which can lead to a stressful time. Below are some strategies to help combat financial stress:
Plan with a Budget
Our United Way recently identified POVERTY as the over-arching, Big Issue, affecting southeast Louisiana.