United Way launches disaster fund ahead of Tropical Storm Barry

Website to collect donations for recovery efforts across SE Louisiana

NEW ORLEANSUnited Way of Southeast Louisiana, in partnership with WWL-TV, announces the UWSELA Disaster Fund.  All funds raised will support relief and recovery efforts through grants to community partners and nonprofit organizations providing direct services to impacted individuals and families.

Visit UnitedWaySELA.org/Barry to make an online contribution.

Please address mail-in donations to:
United Way of Southeast Louisiana
Attn: UWSELA Disaster Fund
2515 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA 70119

All funds will support immediate relief and long-term recovery efforts through community grants to partners and nonprofit organizations providing direct services to assist with recovery. 

Individuals interested in signing up for impending volunteer relief opportunities may visit Volunteer.HandsOnNewOrleans.org/need/detail/?need_id=441410.

UWSELA is also encouraging residents of Southeast Louisiana to dial VIA LINK at 2-1-1 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 2-1-1 will connect residents to a community resources specialist who will help locate critical resources that are available locally.

Individuals and families impacted by Barry can find vital, FREE resources to assist in recovery at UnitedWaySELA.org/get-ready-steps-take-when-storms-approach.


About United Way of Southeast Louisiana
For 95 years, United Way of Southeast Louisiana 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.