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LAKE CHARLES, LA, August 26 – United Way of Southwest Louisiana has launched its Hurricane Laura Disaster Fund to aid storm victims in Allen, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron and Jefferson Davis Parishes. “This is what we’re here to do. Serving our community is the heartbeat of our organization,” Denise Durel, president and CEO, said.
“Our team is ready to accept donations, disseminate them accordingly and help get Southwest Louisiana into storm recovery as soon as possible,” she said.
Funds will be utilized for immediate response efforts, long-term recovery efforts, fulfilling unmet needs and providing grants to community partners who provide direct services to assist with recovery. One hundred percent of donations go directly towards these efforts, Durel said.
Donors can text keyword “Laura” to 40403 or give online at www.unitedwayswla.org/DisasterFund. Checks can be mailed to United Way of Southwest Louisiana, 815 Ryan Street, Lake Charles, LA 70601. Write “Hurricane Laura” in the memo line.
For more information on United Way of Southwest Louisiana, visit unitedwayswla.org or call 337.433.1088.
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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.