Past Media Coverage

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United Way of Southwest Louisiana has hosted an unprecedented number of media agencies from blog to broadcast in the past few years. Below are highlights from these visits from international media.

We also invite YOU to spread the word about our work in Allen, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron and Jeff Davis parishes.

If you wrote about United Way of Southwest Louisiana and would like your article featured, please contact us.

MENNONITE DISASTER SERVICE

'A Calling' - Volunteers help Lake Charles' slow rebuild

CARLY BERLIN/SOUTHERLY

Lake Charles Mental Health Guide
A project through the Pulitzer Center

NEWSWIRES

Inaugural Louisiana Food & Wine Festival Announced

KLFY

United Way SWLA accepting letters of intent from nonprofits

6PARKNEWS

United Way SWLA offers summer youth program

KPLC TV

Giving Tuesday: Give back to your community

https://www.kplctv.com/2022/10/06/united-way-assisting-seniors-with-high-entergy-bills-through-power-care/

Lake Charles celebrates St. Patrick's Day with a Cajun twist

https://www.kplctv.com/2022/08/19/united-way-swla-says-entergy-bill-payment-assistance-now-closed/

United Way of SWLA announces Entergy utility assistance program

United Way Summer of Service program

Youth Volunteer Program Ready

Calcasieu Parish School Board Employees donate to United Way of Southwest Louisiana

Rain Carbon employees donate to United Way of Southwest Louisiana

United Way of SWLA offering free tax initiative

United Way SWLA holds workshop to help spot human trafficking

United Way of SWLA set to host cook off, Battle for the Paddle on March 17

Demand exceeds supply of free motel rooms

United Way of SWLA offering free tax initiative

United Way of SWLA holding virtual "Understanding Human Trafficking" event

Calcasieu, federal officials form task force to prevent human trafficking

Hotel rooms offered for Lake Area residents during freezing temperatures

United Way accepting donations to aid Kentucky tornado victims

Teens help senior citizens with their technological needs

Recovery assistance offered starting next week

Summer of Service program offers teens the chance to make impact

United Way of SWLA, La Department of Health partner for Opioid Resource Line

JD Bank donates $42,800 to United Way

United Way offering property cleanup services by dialing 211

United Way of SWLA launches free rides to vaccine sites

Free books for children in the lake area

United Way assists community with FEMA appeals

United Way to assist community with FEMA Appeals

More efforts to assist the community

United Way to hold grocery distribution in April

Local nonprofit gives furniture to families in need

Local organizations form Rebuilding SWLA

United Way food giveaway

https://www.kplctv.com/2021/02/24/furniture-giveaway-united-way-southwest-louisiana-extends-relief-efforts/

United Way of Southwest Louisiana extends relief efforts

Water being given away Friday in two locations

Shelter & food to be provided to homeless individuals during upcoming freeze

Historic multi-million dollar donation to United Way of Southwest Louisiana

United Way of Southwest Louisiana hosts first toy drive

Saturday holiday meal giveaway

United Way free toy distribution this Saturday

Tampa Bay Bucs Andrew Adams supports United Way of Southwest Louisiana with My Cause, My Cleats

Holiday helpings family meal giveaway

United Way of Southwest Louisiana asks residents who used relief center to take survey

United Way of Southwest Louisiana to donate Thanksgiving turkeys

United Way of Southwest Louisiana helps community despite personal impacts by Hurricane Laura

AT&T donates to Hurricane Laura relief

Entergy donates to local nonprofits

Westlake Chemical donating $500,000 to Hurricane Laura relief

NFL receiver Trey Quinn starts Gofundme for hometown hurricane recovery for United Way

Calcasieu officials give Friday Hurricane Laura recovery update with United Way president/CEO

Community Connections Workshop with United Way and City goes virtual

United Way and Second Harvest team up to feed Southwest Louisiana

Drive-in movie theater proceeds support United Way of Southwest Louisiana

Smoke & Barrel hosts drive-in movies at Chennault with United Way

United Way food distribution feeds hundreds

Food distribution from 11 to 1 Tuesday at Prien Lake Mall

United Way of SWLA and Second Harvest Food Bank serve hundreds of families

Comidas Gratis

Feeding of homeless shifts with United Way president and CEO after nonprofits close

United Way raises awareness about 211 phone service

The Path Home: an initiative to combat homelessness in the lake area

Financial experts discuss ways to improve credit score with United Way

United Way of Southwest Louisiana to provide weekend food packs this summer

Dolly Parton's Imagination Library brings books to thousands of children

Phillips 66 holds kickball tournament to benefit United Way

United Way of Southwest Louisiana announces new initiative to combat homelessness

Simulation aims to create sympathy for those in poverty

New report indicates poverty increase

GOOD MORNING AMERICA

NEWS 15 FOX 15

211 Resource Line Showed 284% Increase in 2020

KATC 3 ABC Acadiana's Newschannel

Virtual seminar on human trafficking offered

Hurricane victims and homeless sheltering in hotels for weather

Hotel rooms to be made available in SWLA ahead of upcoming cold

United Way funding available for nonprofits in five parishes

 United Way offers furniture for Laura Victims

Property Cleanup Available after Severe Weather, Flooding

Groceries and pet food distributed in Lake Charles by United Way

Recovery Resource Fair planned with United Way

United Way of Southwest Louisiana plans Grocery Distribution

United Way seeking volunteers to help with FEMA Appeals

Mackenzie Scott donates to United Way of Southwest Louisiana

United Way to distribute thousands of toys to children in need

AT&T makes donation

American Press, Lake Charles, LA

New Calcasieu Parish Coalition Aims to End Exploitation

Calcasieu DA holding expungement event

United Way of Southwest Louisiana recognized by Louisiana Governor's Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness

Battle for the Paddle: Shake your shamrock at Jambalaya Cookoff

United Way of SWLA sheltering community members in area hotels

Hotel Rooms available from United Way of SWLA during course of freezing temperatures

Local nonprofit eager to assist victims of Kentucky tornadoes

United Way of SWLA launches fund for hurricane victims

VITA recruiting volunteers for tax assistance program

Team Players at United Way of Sw La

Helping homeless a lot harder after storms

United Way to assist with FEMA Appeals

United Way of SW La launches Hurricane Laura disaster fund

United Way of SW La awarded grant from Humana Medicaid Covid-19 relief fund

United Way of SW La. gets $5 million dollar donation

United Way survey designed to assess economic impact of virus on La

United Way of SWLA bracing for Coronavirus impact

Heartbreaking and Uplifting

Two-night double feature drive-in movie event at Chennault to benefit United Way of SW La.

BEAUREGARD DAILY NEWS

https://www.beauregarddailynews.net/story/news/2021/04/11/beci-employees-donate-united-way-southwest-louisiana/7140557002/

 THE ADVOCATE - BATON ROUGE, LA

'The need is so great': Nonprofits worry that Hurricane Laura donations are trailing off

United Way of SWLA gets $5 million boost from Mackenzie Scott

PIX-11 NEWS New York, NY

Months after dual hurricanes, slow recovery for southwest louisiana

WFTS ABC Action News Tampa Bay

Months later, recovery still slow

WMAR-2 NEWS - BALTIMORE

SLOW RECOVERY IN SOUTHWEST LOUISIANA

THE DENVER 7 ABC NEWS - DENVER

Months after dual hurricanes, slow recovery

GOFUNDME FUNDRAISERS FROM OUT OF TOWN 

GoFundMe fundraisers

WGNO New Orleans, LA

Trey Quinn helping his hometown after Hurricane Laura

How you can help the people of Lake Charles

Donate now to Hurricane Laura Relief

How New Orleans can step up and give back to those in Lake Charles

97.3 - THE DAWG RADIO

United Way of Southwest Louisiana receives historic donation

KALB

United Way of Southwest Louisiana provided 623 individuals with shelter last weekend

United Way of Southwest Louisiana receives CGM donation

BECI

Employees Donated to United Way of Southwest Louisiana

MCNEESE STATE UNIVERSITY

McNeese Receives Donation from United Way

NEWSBREAK

United Way of Southwest Louisiana to distribute groceries and pet food

YAHOO! NEWS

United Way of Southwest Louisiana hosts grocery giveaway

THE WEST SIDE JOURNAL

Lake Charles mayor urges help through United Way of Southwest Louisiana

GRAMBLING STATE UNIVERSITY

GSU football teamed up with United Way of SWLA to assist with Hurricane Laura

MSN

United Way of Southwest Louisiana hosts Grocery Giveaway

BRPROUD

Donate to United Way Hurricane Laura Response Fund

AMERIHEALTH CARITAS LOUISIANA

AmeriHealth Caritas Louisiana Donates $20,000 to Aid Louisianans Rebuilding Their Lives

HOUMA TIMES

United Way assists victims of Hurricane Ida

KADN

Entergy employees donate to United Way of SWLA

United Way of Southwest Louisiana Supply Drive For Houma and Thibodaux Area Following Hurricane Ida

ENTERGY

Online Bill Credit Application Information Now Available

LAFOURCHE GAZETTE

Application Now Available

Yahoo!news

United Way Southwest Louisiana hosts food giveaway

NBCNEWS.COM

Zeta upgraded to hurricane as weary Gulf Coast residents await landfall