Cameron Jordan joins United Way to raise funds for SWLA

September 4, 2020, by mharding

Pro Bowler challenges fans to give back, pay it forward to help Hurricane Laura victims


NEW ORLEANS – New Orleans Saints defensive end Cameron Jordan is joining with United Way of Southeast Louisiana to help raise funds via GoFundMe to support immediate response and long-term recovery efforts for areas of Louisiana affected by Hurricane Laura.

The 5x NFL Pro Bowler is challenging fans to give back or pay it forward to their neighbors in the areas surrounding Lake Charles. He’s kicking off the fundraising effort with a personal contribution of $15,000.

100% of proceeds will support United Way of Southwest Louisiana’s response for residents and community partners in Allen, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron, and Jefferson Davis parishes.

The public can make a donation at bit.ly/CamJordanUnited.

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About Cam Jordan of the New Orleans Saints

The New Orleans Saints drafted Cam Jordan 24th overall in the first round of the 2011 Draft. Jordan has since embraced a long, healthy career becoming one of the best edge rushers in the NFL as a 5x Pro Bowler, receiving All-Pro honors three consecutive years from 2017-2019. In addition to being a monster competitor, Jordan is an incredible man off the field. He is a loving husband and father of three, and Jordan has made sure to serve not only his family, but the community as well. His service, usually involving local schools and hospitals, landed Jordan with a 2017 nomination for Walter Payton Man of the Year. This year Jordan launched his 501(c)(3) Foundation, God Iz Love, with a mission to create positive change in the lives of youth, by providing resources, positive interactions, innovative activations and experiences. God Iz Love will help foster a positive influence and opportunities that inspire a brighter future. Jordan has made his statement in the community from social justice initiatives, classroom visits, COVID relief, voicing the importance to vote, to hurricane support. Cam Jordan truly embodies what it means to be a community hero. Instagram | Twitter

About United Way of Southwest Louisiana

United Way of Southwest Louisiana is an authority on recognizing, measuring and mobilizing the resources to target community needs in Southwest Louisiana with a focus on four pillars: Education, Economic Mobility, Health and Basic Needs. For 80 years, we have supported efforts in Allen, Beauregard, Cameron, Calcasieu and Jeff Davis Parish that improve the quality of life for all residents through volunteerism and resource development.

About United Way of Southeast Louisiana

For 95 years, United Way of Southeast Louisiana (UWSELA) has been a leader and trusted partner in improving lives and making a lasting difference. We fight to eradicate poverty by preparing people for quality jobs, growing incomes, and affording better health and education opportunities throughout Jefferson, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, and Washington parishes. We have a bold vision of equitable communities where all individuals are healthy, educated, and financially stable – and we have a plan. United Way of Southeast Louisiana’s Blueprint for Prosperity guides all strategic investments in programs, initiatives, collaborations, volunteerism, and advocacy aimed at tackling poverty. For more information, please visit UnitedWaySELA.org. Find us on social: @UnitedWaySELA