Williamson’s Notes: United for Justice

On Memorial Day, I shared a hope publicly that we could honor the fallen by ensuring we strive to be one nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. That night, George Floyd’s senseless death provided yet another stark reminder that we, as a people, are not doing enough to promise the most basic of freedoms and equal access to justice to everyone. Especially people of color.

United Way commits $100k to fund collaborative COVID-19 Response


“When nearly half of households in our community are already struggling to make ends meet, a public health crisis of this scale has the potential to cripple our region’s fragile workforce.”

NEW ORLEANS – United Way of Southeast Louisiana (UWSELA) Friday announced the contribution of $100,000 to the Greater New Orleans Foundation Disaster Response and Restoration Fund to grow the coordinated regional response to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).


COVID-19 Preparedness Tips and Information

United Way of Southeast Louisiana supports the stability and well-being of our region, which makes us especially concerned about Coronavirus Disease 2019’s (COVID19) progression here at home. Below is a regularly-updated list of community resources and trustworthy information links related to COVID-19. If you’d like to support United Way’s efforts to help our community’s most vulnerable endure the long-term challenges ahead, click here

Hungry for Impact: St. Tammany Red Beans Edition

All good things must come to an end, fortunately for United Way, the end of our St. Tammany Red Beans 'N Rice Cook-Offs marks the start of our Annual Campaign in the parish. I’m pleased to report that we brought in over $35,000 through our East and West events in 2019.  

Thank you to the thousands of supporters who attended this year’s cook-offs. You’re not only hungry for red beans. You’re hungry for impact.   

CAGNO Brings Wellness-Focused Cancer Survivorship Programs to Washington Parish

At some point in life, nearly everyone will be touched by a cancer diagnosis - be it personal or of someone you love. 

In Louisiana, the chances are even higher. Cancer is the second leading cause of death in our state, and cancer incidents and mortality rates among men and women are worse than the national average for all cancers combined.