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Thursday, August 6, 2020
August 6, 2020 Contact: Sarah BerthelotLouisiana Association of United Ways To schedule interviews:Contact Joelle Polisky 615-516-0358jpolisky@goshiftkey.com     COVID-19 hit as record number of Louisiana ALICE families were priced out of survival ALICE  Report: More than half of Louisiana families were already struggling to meet survival needs due to rising costs and stagnant wages when the pandemic began   Baton Rouge, Louisiana. When COVID-19 hit, more than 576,000 Louisiana... Read More >>

Wednesday, June 17, 2020
United Way announces preliminary results of COVID-19 survey:69% of Louisianans’ primary concern is the fear of contracting COVID-19 Baton Rouge. In May, United Ways across Louisiana and the Louisiana Association of United Ways conducted a statewide survey to assess the impact the COVID19 crisis had, thus far, on Louisiana families. Preliminary results are in and despite the dynamic challenges faced, Louisianans’ number one concern is contracting COVID-19. “Looking ahead to recovery and... Read More >>

Tuesday, May 12, 2020
State contact: Sarah BerthelotLouisiana Association of United WaysMedia contact: Jan Risher 337-230-8214jrisher@goshiftkey.com May 12, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   United Ways ask families across Louisiana to complete important survey to assess economic impact of COVID19 Baton Rouge. United Ways across Louisiana and the Louisiana Association of United Ways are launching a statewide survey today to assess the economic impact the COVID19 crisis has had on Louisiana families. All Louisiana... Read More >>

Thursday, April 9, 2020
State contact: Sarah BerthelotLouisiana Association of United WaysMedia contact: Jan Risher337-230-8214jrisher@goshiftkey.com March 30, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Louisiana 211 statewide network answers the call: COVID-19 prompts record number of questions and answers Text keyword system provides critical web links   Baton Rouge. Since the onset of the COVID-19 crisis, Louisiana’s statewide 211 network has answered a record-breaking number of calls about COVID-19, also known as the coronavirus... Read More >>

Tuesday, January 8, 2019
Jan. 8, 2019 State contact: Sarah BerthelotLouisiana Association of United WaysMedia contact: Jan Risher 337-230-8214jrisher@goshiftkey.com   Louisiana ALICE Report update: Nearly half of Louisiana households struggle to make ends meet Updated ALICE Report details size and scope of financial hardship in Louisiana   Sarah Berthelot, President/CEO of Louisiana Association of United Ways, and the CEOs of regional United Ways providing quotes (in addendum) are available for interviews. Berthelot... Read More >>

Friday, September 29, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                        OFFICE: 318-677-2504 Ext 161     EMAIL:  charnae@unitedwaynwla.org  SEPTEMBER 29, 2017                                                                                                     UNITED WAY OF NORTHWEST LOUISIANA SUPPORTS PUERTO RICO HURRICANE RELIEF (Shreveport, LA) – United Way of Northwest Louisiana, in partnership with the Louisiana Governor’s Office of Homeland Security... Read More >>

Friday, September 1, 2017
UNITED WAY NWLA PREPARES FOR THOUSANDS OF LOCAL HURRICANE VICTIMS   (Shreveport, LA) – United Way of Northwest Louisiana is preparing to assist the thousands of hurricane victims from South Louisiana and South Texas coming to the Greater Shreveport Bossier area. Hurricane Relief donations will be accepted beginning Saturday, Sept. 2 through Wednesday Sept. 6 at 6660 Quilen Rd, Shreveport, LA 71108. This location will serve as a storage and drop off facility for the public to donate items.... Read More >>

Tuesday, August 29, 2017
United Way of Acadiana Mobilizes Flood the Love for Harvey Relief LAFAYETTE, La. - United Way of Acadiana will be launching Flood the Love, a community donation drive to collect essentials, in response to Hurricane Harvey in Texas and the consequent flooding across Louisiana. This donation drive is in partnership with United Way of Southwest Louisiana in Lake Charles, United Way of Greater Houston and St. Landry-Evangeline United Way. The community may drop off donations at the United Way of... Read More >>

Tuesday, August 29, 2017
UNITED WAY OF NORTHWEST LOUISIANA ACCEPTS DONATIONS FOR FLOOD RELIEF FUND (Shreveport, LA) – United Way of Northwest Louisiana is accepting donations to help victims affected by Hurricane Harvey. This Disaster Flood Relief fund has been launched to increase resources and make the greatest impact in long-term recovery efforts for our sister United Way communities in South Texas and South Louisiana. Monetary donations can be made through the United Way NWLA website. On the home page, click the... Read More >>

Monday, August 28, 2017
United Way of SWLA in Conjunction with SWLA VOAD Collecting Items for the “Flood the Love” Campaign to Aid in Hurricane Harvey Relief LAKE CHARLES, La. – United Way of Southwest Louisiana in conjunction with SWLA VOAD has launched the Flood the Love Campaign, a community donation drive to collect basic needs in preparation for the flooding across South Louisiana. Items being collected: Bleach – 1 gallon Gloves – Heavy Duty Disinfectant Cleaner Dish Liquid Trash Bags Paper Dust Mask... Read More >>

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