Material donations requested to support storm evacuees
NEW ORLEANS - United Way of Southeast Louisiana (UWSELA) is requesting public donations of basic hygiene supplies and small children’s toys for Hurricane Laura evacuees located in New Orleans. The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services is reserving area hotels to house an estimated 7,000 storm evacuees, which is expected to rise to 10,000 in the week ahead.
Requested supplies include soap, hand sanitizer, masks, lotion, powder, deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrushes, combs, cotton swabs, lip balm, feminine hygiene products, and small children’s toys.
Drop-offs will be accepted at UWSELA’s main office at 2515 Canal Street on Monday and Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
UWSELA is also accepting financial contributions at UnitedWaySELA.org/DisasterRelief.
WHAT: UWSELA’s Hurricane Laura supply drive for evacuees
Requested items: soap, hand sanitizer, masks, lotion, powder, deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrushes, combs, cotton swabs, lip balm, feminine hygiene products, and small children’s toys
WHEN: Monday, Aug. 31, and Tuesday, Sept. 1 | 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
WHERE: United Way of Southeast Louisiana, 2515 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70119
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 /ealth 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.