United Way Requesting Donations to Support Hurricane Ida Relief
All proceeds will support immediate relief efforts, long-term rebuilding and community grants to partner organizations providing direct services to assist with recovery.
“More than one in two Southeast Louisiana households was struggling to make ends meet before the onset of the pandemic, and now those families and more are facing the potential of a long road to recovery in the wake of Ida,” said Michael Williamson, UWSELA President and CEO. “United Way is always here for our neighbors before, during, and after the storm, and we know our community will continue to step up to support our most vulnerable residents.”
Visit UnitedWaySELA.org/IdaRelief to contribute.
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 aid available locally.
In the wake of hurricanes Laura and Delta, UWSELA activated a disaster response fund, raising over $180,000 to support affected households 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 more than 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.