Nonprofit Partners To Assist With FEMA Appeals

April 14, 2021, by Ashley

Nonprofit Partners To Assist With FEMA Appeals

United Way of Southwest Louisiana and SBP to present webinar and in-person clinic for community members needing help with FEMA appeals

LAKE CHARLES, LA, April 12 – United Way of Southwest Louisiana has partnered with SBP to present the first of several planned events aimed at assisting hurricane affected community members with the FEMA appeals process. A planned webinar will occur on Tuesday, April 20 and an in-person clinic will take place in the Lake Charles Civic Center on Wednesday, April 28.

The webinar and in-person clinic are free for Southwest Louisiana community members, but registration is required.

“The FEMA appeals process can be difficult for some individuals to navigate,” explains Denise Durel, president and CEO of United Way of Southwest Louisiana. “Helping repair and rebuild homes in our neighborhoods is a benefit to every one of us living here. If you were denied or did not receive an award that will repair your home because of a simple misunderstanding or unchecked box, we want to rectify that situation.”

The FEMA Appeals Webinar requires registration and will take place on Tuesday, April 20 at 5 pm. To register, visit

The FEMA Appeals Clinic will take place on Wednesday, April 28 from 10 am to 4 pm at the Lake Charles Civic Center and registration is required. Following your registration, an individual will be given an appointment time. The schedule will be made on a first-come, first-served basis and appointments are limited. Attendees will be responsible for bringing all FEMA letters and documentation as well as their supporting documents. Limited transportation may be available. Register at

Volunteers are needed for multiple duties during the in-person clinic on April 28 including the sign-in process and FEMA appeals. To sign-up text VOLUNTEERSWLA to 41444 or online at

Training is available for those wishing to be a FEMA Appeals Ambassador for United Way of Southwest Louisiana. To apply, visit

For more information on United Way of Southwest Louisiana’s Hurricane Laura relief efforts visit,

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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. 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.