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.
If not, you are fortunate.
But chances are you know someone who is living in poverty. Maybe someone in your neighborhood...perhaps a friend or even a family member.