Flood 2016 Disaster Relief and Recovery

United Way of Acadiana is here for neighbors before, during and after a disaster.

Please check back frequently during times of disaster for up-to-date information regarding volunteer recruitment, monetary donation needs, immediate relief efforts and long-term recovery plans.

Quick Fact About Disaster Response and Recovery for the Great Flood of 2016:

*As of September 9, 2016

  • 957 volunteers have engaged to date in donating
  • 3,813 hours of service have been given

Mud outs and clean up:

  • Completed across partners: 171         
  • Remaining in queue: 368
  • Total housing requests reviewed: 739     

Volunteers continue to assist with mud out/clean out, provided clerical support and delivered school supplies to teachers and students throughout our service area.  As we transition into the recovery stage, our volunteer opportunities will change.  However, our goal is to continue to engage volunteers in our year-round efforts that support education, earnings and essentials.  To learn more about how you can remain connected, please contact Volunteer Mobilization Manager Deidra Lewis with any questions at 337.706.1226 or email deidra.lewis@unitedwayofacadiana.org. To sign up today to volunteer click here

 

By the numbers:

People

  • At least 11,000 people have been served directly by UWA goods & services

Donated goods

More than 200 trucks have been sent from our warehouse to deliver food, water, & supplies, including:

  • Over 50,000 bottles of water
  • Over 12,000 meals
  • Over 2,000 containers of baby formula
  •  Over 2,900 clean up kits
  • More than 176,000 lbs. of good shipped from UWA warehouse
  • Estimated value of goods distributed exceeds $300,000

Acadiana Volunteer Organization Active in Disaster (AVOAD)

United Way of Acadiana is a proud partner of Acadiana Volunteer Organization Active in Disaster. AVOAD members work together to ensure efficient, streamlined service delivery to people affected by disaster.

(To join Acadiana VOAD, download the form here and send completed to Jason Huffman at jason.huffman@unitewayofacadiana.org or mail to 215 E. Pinhook Rd., Lafayette, LA 70501 ATTN: Jason  Huffman.)

  • 232-HELP/LA 211
  • Acadiana Home Builders Association
  • Acadiana C.A.R.E.S.          
  • Acadiana Medical Reserve/DHH OPH
  • Acadiana Outreach Center
  • AHBA Professional Women in Building
  • American Red Cross of Acadiana
  • ASSIST Agency
  • Baton Rouge Area Foundation/LAVOAD
  • Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Acadiana
  • Boys & Girls Club of Acadiana
  • Cajun Area Agency on Aging
  • Catholic Services of Acadiana
  • Community Foundation of Acadiana
  • COPE
  • CUPS
  • Diocese of Lafayette-Central Region
  • Diocese of Lafayette-Office of Justice & Peace
  • Faith House
  • FoodNet
  • Goodwill Industries of Acadiana
  • Hearts of Hope
  • Hospice of Acadiana Inc.
  • Iberia Parish OEP
  • ICNA Relief USA
  • LA Assoc for the Education of Homeless Children & Youth Edu. Program
  • LA Conference of the UMC Disaster Response, Inc.
  • Lafayette Community Health Care Clinic
  • Lafayette Economic Development Authority
  • Lafayette Habitat for Humanity
  • Lafayette OHSEP
  • Louisiana Emergency Medical Unit (LEMU)
  • LSU AgCenter Disaster Recovery & Mitigation Ctr
  • Ms. Helen's Soup Kitchen
  • New Start Center
  • NIMSAT Institute
  • Rebuilding Together Acadiana
  • Salvation Army of Acadiana
  • Southern Baptist Disaster Relief
  • Southern Mutual Help Association
  • St. Landry-Evangeline United Way
  • SMILE-Retired Senior Volunteer Program
  • The Extra Mile
  • The Family Tree
  • United Clergy Coalition Task Force - First Assembly of God
  • United Way of Acadiana
  • United Way of Iberia
  • Vermilion Parish Police Jury
  • VITA (Volunteer Instructors Teaching Adults)
  • Volunteers of America
  • United Way of Acadiana is here for neighbors
  • before, during and after a disaster.

Please check back frequently during times of disaster for up-to-date information regarding volunteer recruitment, monetary donation needs, immediate relief efforts and long-term recovery plans.

Acadiana VOAD Meeting Minutes:

8.19.16 Acadiana VOAD Meeting Minutes

8.24.16 Acadiana VOAD Meeting Minutes

9.1.16 Acadiana VOAD Meeting Minutes

To become a disaster volunteer, click here.