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.
In times of crisis, like the one we face now, it’s especially important to support mental health. Studies show that one in five adults experience mental illness, yet less than half receive the support they need.
United Way, Entergy, Louisiana Hospitality Foundation launch Hospitality Cares Pandemic Response Fund
Fund will provide emergency crisis grants to out-of-work hospitality professionals
“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).
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.
Here we are, laboring through another week with significant trauma on our minds. It’s an all-too-familiar sensation across our country. Even yesterday, word of a potential active shooter in Baton Rouge gave us all pause, and, perhaps, sucked the air from your lungs – at least it did mine.
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.
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.