(Shreveport, LA) – United Way of Northwest Louisiana has successfully completed all of the United Way Worldwide membership requirements by their respective due dates.

“It is important for us to maintain high standards of accountability, and this is part of the process to confirm that our operations are transparent and meet or exceed membership requirements,” said United Way Board Chairman, Merrill Wautlet. “The membership requirements must be certified annually in order for us to remain a member of United Way Worldwide.”

The certification mandates completion of 13 requirements for United Way Worldwide membership, along with verification of 56 indicators. The board reviewed and approved the membership requirements certification in May. The United Way of Northwest Louisiana is part of a network of nearly 1,200 United Ways in the U.S. Each local United Way must complete the requirements every year to maintain its membership affiliation with United Way Worldwide.

As an integral part of Northwest Louisiana, United Way works on priority issues in order to create measurable impact through the areas of education, financial stability, health and essential needs. Donations to help fund programs supporting local residents can be sent to the United Way of Northwest Louisiana, 820 Jordan Street, Suite 370, Shreveport, LA  71101.  To make an online donation, visit www.unitedwaynwla.org/donation/