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
-Increase opportunities and/or provide food or shelter to those in need/crisis
-Increase transportation opportunities
-Serve victims or abuse or crime
-Help veterans in life crisis
-Aid in disaster services
HOW WE DO IT
The Volunteer Center of Northwest Louisiana links volunteers and nonprofits through group and individual projects, events and donation drives. More than 6,000 hours were volunteered in 2017. Companies, church groups, social clubs and more can have a volunteer project coordinated for you!
Emergency Food and Shelter Program grants funds to nonprofits on behalf of FEMA in Caddo, Bossier, Desoto and Natchitoches parish for shelter, food and subsidy assistance. Annually, more than 25,000 individuals receive food assistance or meals and 3,750 nights of shelter are provided.
Disaster Recovery Initiative assists those who have experienced unforeseen disaster such as floods, tornado damage and other natural disasters.