United Way requesting donations to support storm relief, recovery efforts
NEW ORLEANS (10/28/2020) – United Way of Southeast Louisiana is encouraging public donations to its Disaster Relief Fund to support households affected by Hurricane Zeta.
All proceeds will support immediate relief efforts already underway and long-term rebuilding and community grants to partner organizations providing direct services to assist with recovery.
“Thanks to our donor’s continuing generosity, we’ve generated $12 million in community impact following the outbreak of COVID-19 and hurricanes Laura and Delta, but the needs are still outpacing resources,” said Michael Williamson, UWSELA President and CEO. “We know our community will continue to step up to support our most vulnerable neighbors now as we face yet another disaster in 2020.”
Visit UnitedWaySELA.org/DisasterRelief to contribute.
Please address mail-in donations to:
United Way of Southeast Louisiana
Attn: Disaster Relief Fund
PO Box 791790
New Orleans, LA 70179-1790
Supply donations are also welcome at several locations throughout the region. Review the urgent items lists and drop-off locations at UnitedWaySELA.org/Volunteer.
UWSELA is also encouraging residents to dial 211 to access up-to-date information and available recovery services from local partners and government agencies in their respective parishes. A toll-free call to 211 will connect residents to a community resources specialist who will help pinpoint critical resources available locally.
Individuals and families impacted by the storms can also find FREE resources to assist in recovery at UnitedWaySELA.org/get-ready-steps-take-when-storms-approach.
In the wake of hurricanes Laura and Delta, UWSELA activated the Disaster Response Fund to support evacuees sheltering in the New Orleans area and immediate relief partners while also securing over $600,000 in material donations to aid evacuees and Southwest Louisiana households.
Learn more about UWSELA’s disaster response work at UnitedWaySELA.org/Disaster.
About United Way of Southeast Louisiana
For 95 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.