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Flood the Love Community Donations Drive - 8/29/2017 -

Dear Friend,
Here at the United Way of Acadiana, our primary concern today is you and we urge you to take all safety precautions during this time of great uncertainty.  We know the region is still in recovery mode from last year’s flooding, and we appreciate how hard it is to once again face the unknown.
We want you to know that we are here for you and we are preparing for what comes next.  In response to Hurricane Harvey in Texas and the consequent flooding across South Louisiana, the United Way of Acadiana has partnered with United Way of Southwest Louisiana in Lake Charles, United Way of Greater Houston and St. Landry-Evangeline United Way to launch Flood the Love, a community donation drive to collect essentials.  Here’s how you can help:
You may drop off donations at the United Way of Acadiana warehouse at 215 E. Pinhook Road on Thursday, August 31 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Friday, September 1 from 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. and Saturday, September 2 from 9 a.m. to noon.  Additional donation sites include St. Landry-Evangeline United Way at 311 W. Vine, Opelousas and United Way of Southwest Louisiana at 825 Ryan Street at the former Social Security building next to the United Way.  Same hours apply at all drop-off locations.
Items being collected are:
·       Bleach – 1 gallon                                     
·       Gloves – heavy duty
·       Disinfectant cleaner
·       Dish liquid
·       Trash bags
·       Paper dust masks
·       Paper towels
·       Mosquito repellent
·       Mops/brooms
·       Sponges
·       Water (case ONLY)
·       Non-perishable food items
·       Toiletries and personal hygiene items in travel sizes
·       Baby items (formula, wipes, diapers)
*Locations will not be accepting clothing items. 
If you would like to make a monetary donation, you may:
  • Text HARVEYFUND to 91999
  • Visit from any mobile or desktop device
  • Mail your donation to United Way of Acadiana, P.O. Box 52033, Lafayette, LA 70505.   Checks may be made payable to United Way of Acadiana and you are welcome to add a memo specifying whether the donation should be directed toward Louisiana or Texas.  One hundred percent of your contribution will directly help disaster victims.
  • Drop off your donation to United Way of Acadiana, 215 E. Pinhook Rd., Lafayette, LA 70501
  • Please visit the following sites to give to partnering United Way funds:
If you are interested in volunteering and you are able to sort and pack supplies, please click this link and sign up as a United Way of Acadiana volunteer:
We sincerely appreciate your support.  Again, please remember to take care of yourselves.  We will be in touch in the coming days as we know more.  Wishing you all the best.



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