Comforting Those In Crisis
Thousands of local families struggle to keep a roof over their heads and the bills paid. Too often they face impossible choices, like whether to buy food or keep the lights on. United Way funds agencies, collaborates with schools, and coordinates with all levels of government to meet the basic needs of the most vulnerable members of our community.
WHAT WE DO
Meeting Immediate Needs
*Provide food assistance
*Shelter homeless and people in crisis
*Assist elderly with transportation
*Provide counseling for abuse victims
*Help veterans in life crisis
*Aid in disaster and medical services
HOW WE DO IT
Volunteer Center of NWLA links volunteers and nonprofits in NWLA through group and individual projects, events, and donation drives. More than 3,750 hours were volunteered in 2016. Companies, church groups, social clubs and more can have a volunteer project coordinated just for you.
Emergency Food and Shelter Program grants fund nonprofits on behalf of FEMA in Caddo, Bossier, Desoto and Natchitoches parishes for shelter, food, and subsidy assistance. More than 25,400 individuals received food assistance/meals and 3,750 nights of shelter were provided.
Disaster Recovery Initiative assists those who have experienced unforeseen disaster such as floods, tornado damage and other natural disasters.
Funded Nonprofit Organizations
Claiborne Voluntary Council on The Aging
P.O. Box 480 / 608 E. 4th Street
Homer, LA 71040
P.O. Box 5089
Bossier City, LA 71171
Natchitoches Parish Council on Aging
PO Box 2083 / 1016 Keyser Avenue
Natchitoches, LA 71457
United Christian Home
PO Box 110
Minden, LA 71058
Webster Voluntary Council on Aging
P.O. Box 913
Minden, LA 71058