On Sunday, August 29th, United Way of Northeast Louisiana launched “Embrace Louisiana,” a disaster relief project encompassing a goods donation drive, volunteer opportunities, and a monetary fund.
All Embrace Louisiana goods and funds received were immediately used to meet the basic needs of the hundreds of Hurricane Ida evacuees sheltering in Northeast Louisiana. The unused goods and funds will be donated to United Way of South LA (Terrebonne and surrounding parishes) and St. John United Way (St. John the Baptist Parish), the home parishes of the majority of the Hurricane Ida evacuees in our community. No portion of contributions will be used for United Way of Northeast Louisiana overhead or administration. All donations are tax deductible.
Thank you to our AWESOME community for responding to these urgent needs! We could not do the work we do without you. Watch the video below to see just a portion of the goods you donated.
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