United Way launches Hurricane Florence Recovery Fund

NEW ORLEANS – United Way of Southeast Louisiana announced Thursday the launch of the Hurricane Florence Recovery Fund to aid in rebuilding efforts for areas affected by the storm.

Visit UnitedWaySELA.org/FlorenceRecoveryFund to make an online contribution.

Please address mail-in donations to:
United Way of Southeast Louisiana
Attn: Hurricane Florence Fund
2515 Canal Street.
New Orleans, LA 70119                                                                                

One hundred percent of funds will support mid- and long-term recovery efforts through local United Ways in the areas affected by Florence.  

Statement from Michael Williamson, UWSELA President and CEO:
“Our hearts go out to our neighbors along the East Coast. Unfortunately, the people of Southeast Louisiana know the struggles of rebuilding after a storm all too well. Many are still recovering from the lasting effects of the Great Flood of 2016, Isaac and even Katrina. While funding for long-term recovery isn’t typically on the public’s mind in the days following a storm, as immediate relief takes obvious precedence, we want to encourage our community to lift up our neighbors to the east during their time of great disaster.”

United Way is also urging local residents with friends and families in the affected areas to encourage their loved ones to contact 2-1-1 and The American Red Cross for immediate relief assistance.

Please note, UWSELA is not collecting material donations at this time.

In response to Hurricane Harvey, UWSELA raised more than $140,000 to support long-term recovery efforts in Southeast Texas and Southwest Louisiana.


About United Way of Southeast Louisiana
For more than 90 years, United Way of Southeast Louisiana (UWSELA) has been a leader and trusted partner in improving lives and making a lasting difference. We fight to eradicate poverty by preparing people for quality jobs, growing incomes, and affording better health and education opportunities throughout Jefferson, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, and Washington parishes. We have a bold vision of equitable communities where all individuals are healthy, educated, and financially stable – and we have a plan. United Way of Southeast Louisiana’s Blueprint for Prosperity guides all strategic investments in programs, initiatives, collaborations, volunteerism, and advocacy aimed at tackling poverty. For more information, please visit UnitedWaySELA.org. Find us on social: @UnitedWaySELA.