Local non-profit organizations receives help from the community with hurricane relief

MONROE, La - Local non-profit organizations, such as The United Way of Northeast Louisiana, have been working non-stop to help smaller United Way offices in Texas still after Hurricane Harvey.

The path to recovery is never an easy journey after a natural disaster devastates an area, but The United Way of Northeast Louisiana is helping ease the recovery.

"Locally our role has been to help our friends in South Louisiana and Texas and generally we believe that people who donated or gave any money are giving above and beyond what they normally do to help local people," according to Janet Durden, President of the United Way of Northeast Louisiana. 

The United Way has been gathering supplies to send to Texas, but it's the donations from local churches, schools, and businesses that have made the job simpler.

"The incredible outpouring of just this area and this is not everything. We have 2 or 3 other groups that have a lot of goods that are going to bring it the day we ship it," according to Janet Durden.

And she could not be more grateful.

"We're very grateful the community responded and responded with donated goods and also responded with their financial donations. People knows it makes a difference and they want to be a part of that."

Another way to help is to donate money on their website or become a volunteer by calling 211.

United Way's 211 team will continue to stay vigilant for the rest of hurricane season and work with Homeland Security to send help wherever needed.


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