If you can help your neighbors. We are
here to partner with you.
The Acadiana region experienced unprecedented
flooding in August 2016. Family members, neighbors and friends had to be rescued
from their homes. They need our help and
support. While all the needs are not known at this time, it is clear that the
region will be facing
a challenging recovery period.
Landry-Evangeline United Way, United Way of Acadiana, United
Way of Iberia, and United Way of Southwest Louisiana are now accepting donations and
volunteers to assist those impacted by flooding in our area.
United Way-supported programs with nonprofit partner agencies
provide food, clothing, counseling and other services, filling gaps for our
affected neighbors during this tumultuous time. And long-term recovery and
rebuilding takes time, money and is more than just brick and mortar.
United Way of Acadiana President and CEO Margaret Trahan says,
"On top of the downturn in the local economy, this flooding is causing
even more damage to financially stressed families in some cases. Let's pull
together and pool our resources to do the most good for the most people."
Citizens in need of services should dial 2-1-1. This United Way
partner agency is available 24/7 to provide information, referrals, training
and crisis intervention to people, organizations and communities so they can
help themselves and others.
Ways to GIVE.
- Online - click here
- Text FLOOD2016 to 41444 or go here
- By check. Mail or drop off to one of the local United Ways below. Please make your check payable to one of the participating United Ways. Write FLOOD2016 in the memo line.
About United Way of Acadiana's fund
United Way of Acadiana is proud to participate with its neighboring United Ways in the Greater Acadiana United Way Disaster Fund appeal. All donations earmarked for the parishes served by United Way of Acadiana will benefit our Flood Relief and Recovery Fund to support short-term and long-term efforts. Parishes served by United Way of Acadiana include Acadia, Lafayette, St. Martin and Vermilion. We at United Way of Acadiana understand that recovery is a long-term endeavor. We will make every effort to raise funds to continue to support local needs in our service area to help community members most impacted.
United Way of Acadiana will distribute the funds in the following ways:
- Immediate response efforts
- Long-term recovery efforts
- Fill unmet needs
- Provide grants to our community partners and other nonprofit organizations providing direct services to assist with recovery
- Support other response and recovery efforts, as determined by the United Way of Acadiana Board of Directors, to support individuals and families impacted by the flood
About your donation
100% of the money donated to United Way of Acadiana is going to victims of the recent devastating floods across our area. United Way of Acadiana connects people and organizations with the passion, expertise and resources to get things done. That's what we do best. We invite you to LIVE UNITED against the destruction.
Charitable organizations in the region don't have all the resources they need to respond. As they step up, your local United Way will put your donation to work with these trusted and tested organizations who know what to do. This is the most efficient way to help your neighbors - work with front-line organizations who specialize in disaster response and those who will be here to help people get their homes back in working order.
Your donation is supporting work that's going on right now. It'll include clean-up efforts, home repairs, and other needs that are part of the long-term recovery from FLOOD2016.