United Ways respond to flood disaster

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Ginger LeCompte, St. Landry-Evangeline United Way, 337-290-2798
Margaret Trahan, United Way of Acadiana, 337-298-5674
Corleen Rouly, United Way of Iberia, 337-364-0424
Denise Durel, United Way of Southwest Louisiana, 337-304-8303



United Ways respond to flood disaster

United Ways offer giving, volunteer opportunities to help flood disaster victims 


Lafayette, LA – United Ways across Acadiana are accepting donations and volunteers to assist those impacted by flooding in the region.

St. Landry-Evangeline United Way, United Way of Acadiana, United Way of Iberia and United Way of Southwest Louisiana have partnered to launch the Greater Acadiana United Way Disaster Fund. To donate, text keyword FLOOD2016 to 41444, visit each individual United Way web site or contact the individual United Way.

United Way-supported programs with nonprofit partner agencies help provide food, clothing, counseling and other services.

"On top of the downturn in the local economy, this flooding is causing even more damage to financially stressed families,” said United Way of Acadiana President and CEO Margaret Trahan. “We really need to pull together and pool our resources to do the most good for the most people.”

United Ways are partnering with local residents and partners in the non-profit sector, businesses, faith-based sector and government to help people through the recovery process. 

Volunteers are also needed.  Immediate needs are for shelter volunteers, but a training class is required prior to shelter service.  American Red Cross is training people who want to assist in the various shelters in the region on Sunday at 1 p.m. at United Way of Acadiana at 215 E. Pinhook Rd. Interested individuals are invited to attend this training.  No pre-registration is required.

United Ways are also working with Volunteer Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD) to assess all other volunteer needs. Once those other volunteer have been identified, a United Way representative will contact registered volunteers with additional information. You can register to volunteer for emerging volunteer needs at www.unitedwayofacadiana.org or www.getconnected.uwsle.org.

For more information: 

St. Landry-Evangeline United Way

United Way of Acadiana

United Way of Iberia

United Way of Southwest Louisiana


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