Helping our most vulnerable neighbors, in turn,
helps us all succeed as a community.
Our most basic needs – food and shelter – must be
met before we can think about piecing our lives back together after a disaster
or set long-term financial and educational goals. In times of crisis, we’re
simply thinking about things we need most – housing, prescriptions, food,
utility assistance, personal care and transportation services.
In 2011, 232-HELP connected
more than 71,008 individuals in crisis with community resources, and United Way
of Acadiana and its partners assisted 286 families affected by disaster and
provided 2.5 million meals in our four-parish area. With their basic needs met,
they were able to focus on the next steps of putting their lives back together.
Sometimes, we all need a
helping hand. If you’re able to help, shouldn’t you?
supporting United Way of Acadiana’s efforts in ESSENTIALS, you are helping
advance the common good, creating opportunities for a better life for all. Be a
part of the change. GIVE. ADVOCATE. VOLUNTEER.