United Way of Northeast Louisiana


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Financial Donations to Disaster Relief 

Those interested in making a cash donation to support those affected by recent natural disasters can do so via one of the following methods:



Run a Flood the Love Donations Drive!

United Way of Northeast Louisiana has provided the materials online to run your own internal Flood the Love Donations Drive in your company or organization. Simply download the promotional packet below to get started. You may also request Flood the Love collection bins through the form below.

CLICK HERE to download the Flood the Love promotional packet with everything you need to run your own Flood the Love campaign 

CLICK HERE to request collection bins


For more information about Flood the Love, contact Valisia Tisdale, Volunteer Engagement Manager, at 318-998-9221 , or by email at vtistale@unitedwaynela.org.


Sign Up to Volunteer NOW!

Those interested in volunteering to lend a hand during times of disaster, can CLICK HERE, or call 2-1-1 to sign up now in the case that we need to send out a call for disaster volunteers. Our Volunteer Engagement Manager will contact you if and when your services are needed right here in Northeast Louisiana. 


Long-Term Recovery

United Way of Northeast Louisiana facilitates the Northeast Louisiana Long Term Recovery Group, a diverse group of community partners. The Long Term Recovery Group’s goal is to address unmet needs of the most vulnerable individuals and families, such as low income elderly and disabled residents, impacted by the March 2016 flooding, helping them return home and resume the routine of daily life activities.

The Northeast Louisiana Long Term Recovery Group Unmet Needs Committee meets weekly. Represented by the American Red Cross, ARCO, Catholic Charities, Children’s Coalition, United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR), Waking Up, Inc., and community volunteers, and facilitated and staffed by United Way of Northeast Louisiana, as of April 2017, the Long Term Recovery Committee has helped 93 local families with $111,753 to provide household goods, housing, reconstruction expenses, and other vital needs, enabling them to return to their homes.

An American Red Cross multi-regional grant was awarded to United Way of Northeast Louisiana through Louisiana Association of United Ways for survivors of the 2016 Floods to meet unmet needs identified through the Northeast Louisiana Long-Term Recovery Group’s Unmet Needs Committee.



For more information

Be sure to check back here, as well as on our Facebook and Twitter for updates regarding conditions in our area and our response to any potentially significant weather events.

For more information about United Way of Northeast Louisiana’s role in Flood Response and Disaster Recovery, call 2-1-1, or contact Janet Durden, President of United Way of Northeast Louisiana, at 318-325-3869 , or by email at jdurden@unitedwaynela.org

United Way of Northeast Louisiana fights for the Education, Financial Stability, Health, and Basic Needs of every person in our community. For more information about United Way of Northeast Louisiana, dial 2-1-1 on any landline or mobile phone, a free call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, or visit www.unitedwaynela.org.





United Way of Northeast Louisiana | HOME | CONTACT | 1201 Hudson Lane, Monroe, LA 71201 | (318) 325-3869 | 939 North Trenton Street, Ruston, LA 71270 | (318) 232-0055