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Denise Durel President/CEO at United Way of SWLA informed The President of The United States, Donald J. Trump Accompanied by John Bel Edwards Governor of the State of Louisiana; the actions taken in the distribution center in Louisiana.
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 http://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 over 80 years, United Way of Southwest Louisiana has been committed to building strong, successful families and strengthening our community.