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United Way of Northwest Louisiana fights for the health, education, financial stability, and essential needs of every person in our community.

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UNITED WAY PROVIDES FREE UBER RIDES TO AREA NONPROFITS

(Shreveport, LA) – United Way of Northwest Louisiana distributed $10,500 in Uber credits this month to local nonprofits serving people in Shreveport and Bossier City. The ability to distribute these credits resulted from a new partnership with Uber, formed to assist...

UNITED WAY RECEIVES $20,000 GRANT FROM HANCOCK WHITNEY

(Shreveport, LA) – United Way of Northwest Louisiana (UWNWLA) has been awarded $20,000 from Hancock Whitney Bank to support the United for NWLA Fund, the organization’s COVID-19 emergency response fund.    “United Way is fortunate to receive the continued support of...

A MESSAGE FROM THE IRS: FILE NOW, CHOOSE DIRECT DEPOSIT OR SCHEDULE TAX PAYMENTS ELECTRONICALLY BEFORE THE JULY 15 DEADLINE

IR-2020-118, June 11, 2020 WASHINGTON — As the July 15 tax-filing deadline − postponed from April 15 − draws near, the Internal Revenue Service is reminding all taxpayers who have yet to file their 2019 federal tax return to file electronically now, choose direct...

Statement from United Way’s President & CEO on Equity and Access to Justice

United Way believes that every person is entitled to be treated with dignity and respect – this includes equal treatment and access to justice. Recent events involving violence and threats against African Americans expose our society’s underlying racism, prejudice and...

United Way Receives $25,000 from International Paper Foundation

(Shreveport, LA) – United Way of Northwest Louisiana (UWNWLA) has been awarded $25,000 from International Paper’s Mansfield Mill and the International Paper Foundation.  Funds will support will underwrite United Way’s 211 Information and Resource Helpline, a program...

UNITED WAY PROVIDES FREE UBER RIDES TO AREA NONPROFITS

(Shreveport, LA) – United Way of Northwest Louisiana distributed $10,500 in Uber credits this month to local nonprofits serving people in Shreveport and Bossier City. The ability to distribute these credits resulted from a new partnership with Uber, formed to assist...

UNITED WAY RECEIVES $20,000 GRANT FROM HANCOCK WHITNEY

(Shreveport, LA) – United Way of Northwest Louisiana (UWNWLA) has been awarded $20,000 from Hancock Whitney Bank to support the United for NWLA Fund, the organization’s COVID-19 emergency response fund.    “United Way is fortunate to receive the continued support of...

A MESSAGE FROM THE IRS: FILE NOW, CHOOSE DIRECT DEPOSIT OR SCHEDULE TAX PAYMENTS ELECTRONICALLY BEFORE THE JULY 15 DEADLINE

IR-2020-118, June 11, 2020 WASHINGTON — As the July 15 tax-filing deadline − postponed from April 15 − draws near, the Internal Revenue Service is reminding all taxpayers who have yet to file their 2019 federal tax return to file electronically now, choose direct...

Statement from United Way’s President & CEO on Equity and Access to Justice

United Way believes that every person is entitled to be treated with dignity and respect – this includes equal treatment and access to justice. Recent events involving violence and threats against African Americans expose our society’s underlying racism, prejudice and...

United Way Receives $25,000 from International Paper Foundation

(Shreveport, LA) – United Way of Northwest Louisiana (UWNWLA) has been awarded $25,000 from International Paper’s Mansfield Mill and the International Paper Foundation.  Funds will support will underwrite United Way’s 211 Information and Resource Helpline, a program...

BCBS LOUISIANA FOUNDATION, CENTERPOINT ENERGY AND REGIONS BANK SUPPORTS UNITED WAY’S COVID-19 EMERGENCY RESPONSE EFFORTS

(Shreveport, LA) – In this time of global and economic crisis, United Way of Northwest Louisiana stands firm in our commitment to serving those in need. This means providing critical resources for those affected by the recent COVID-19 pandemic and addressing the needs...

2019-2020 Clyde E. Fant Memorial Award: Malcolm Smoak

Congratulations to Malcolm Smoak, 2020 Clyde E. Fant Memorial Award Recipient Mr. Smoak was named for his long history of service to the community and encouraging his team to give back as well.  Please read his bio below: Malcolm Smoak is President and Chief Operating...

2019-2020 Celebration of Impact: Corporate PartnerS Appreciation

2019-2020 Top Corporate Partner AMERICAN ELECTRIC POWER/SWEPCO AND IBEW LOCAL 329  American Electric Power/SWEPCO, IBEW Local 329 and the AEP Foundation is the 2019-2020 Top Corporate Partner. AEP SWEPCO & IBEW Local 329 help power United Way with their Live...

2019-2020 Celebration of Impact Awards: Volunteer Projects of the Year and Life of the Party Awards

Typically, we celebrates our community success at the annual Celebration of Impact. This year's event, originally scheduled on April 16 at Sam's Town Hotel and Casino, was canceled due to COVID-19. We will still honor those that made 2019 a great year for United Way! ...

2019-2020 Outstanding Ambassador and Nominees

The 2019-2020 Outstanding Ambassador is Brooke Farmer, Haynes International. We asked Brooke to share why she supports United Way of Northwest Louisiana. She replied... "I have been extremely fortunate in my life where I have never been in a position that has resulted...