Right now it’s easy to feel isolated. But even though we are apart, we are United. We are still a community.
We are a community that is full of hand-raisers and doers. One full of people who are strong, compassionate, generous and full of resolve. We know if we come together, we’ll get through this and be stronger on the other side.
We know, because we’ve seen the power of community. The power of this community.
The Power of Community
United Way of Northwest Louisiana has served the our community for nearly 100 years. We will be celebrating our centennial in 2021. During that time, we have seen this community face and survive many crises. We have made it through natural disasters, episodes of violence, financial downturns and other hardships by working together, supporting each other and creating innovative solutions to old problems.
During the last two months, this power of community has been on full display as our friends and neighbors respond to the COVID-19 outbreak. Businesses, nonprofit partners and individuals have all answered the call for help. Whether it was the dozens of virtual volunteer readers who volunteer to read books to children or local seamstress donating masks to essential and frontline workers, we have seen how acts of kindness big and small create change.
But though there is much to celebrate, many more people still need help. So we are asking generous people in the community like you to do what you always do – come together and give.
A Worldwide Day of Giving and Unity
To add power to this moment, we are asking you to give on May 5 during #GivingTuesdayNow, a special worldwide event. On this first Tuesday of May, thousands of people and organizations around the world will be coming together in acts of unity and giving as an emergency response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19.
What You Can Do
If you are looking for a way to give back and safely connect to your community again, we ask you to donate during #GivingTuesdayNow.
When you give to the United for NWLA Fund between May 5 through May 18, your full donation will be directed to neighbors who have been impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak.
Donate today and help show the power of community.