Recipients of Hurricane Assistance Sought for Survey

December 3, 2020, by mharding

United Way of Southwest Louisiana Seeking to Survey Users of Hurricane Distribution Sites for Future Planning


United Way of Southwest Louisiana Team Members at closing of the Hurricane Relief Center:From Left to Right, Standing: Melissa Butter, Becky Ainsworth, Alisha Johnson, Winn Vincent, Sarina Clooney, Ashley Durel, Catherine Thevenot, Kim Heckard, Tami Chrisope, Denise DurelFrom Left to Right, Sitting: Mayson Victor, Jennifer Dimas, Laurie Martin

LAKE CHARLES, LA, December 3 – United Way of Southwest Louisiana has a Hurricane Response Survey online for any family who utilized one of the many distribution sites it ran following Hurricanes Laura and Delta. Families who complete the survey prior to Friday, December 18 will be entered to win a gift basket containing $300 in gift cards. The survey can be found at

“Our team worked hard to supply everyone in need with basic necessities in our first phase of hurricane response. As we move to rebuilding mode, having information from our families on what worked for them assists us with plans for the future,” explained Denise Durel, President and CEO of United Way of Southwest Louisiana. “Our strength is the experience in planning and strong partnerships in a variety of industries that we have as a team. This enabled us to act quickly to solve problems following both storms. We want valuable input from those who needed us so we can plan a bright future for everyone in this community.”

The survey should take only a few minutes and will enter a family into a giveaway for a basket of gift cards valued at $300.

If a family is still in need of supplies or services, they are encouraged to use 211 as a tool to find available resources where they are living. Dial 211 from any phone, text 898-211 from a mobile phone or go online at to get assistance.

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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.