United Way of NELA establishes recovery fund, gifts $10,000 for Lincoln, Union and Jackson Parishes

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RUSTON La. – (4/27/19) The United Way of Northeast Louisiana Board of Directors voted to establish the Tornado Response and Recovery Fund to assist the citizens of the devastating tornadoes in Lincoln, Union and Jackson Parishes.

In addition, the board voted to make a Lead Gift of $10,000. These funds were available from the 2018-2019 Community Impact dollars for Lincoln, Union, and Jackson Parishes.

Click here for a description of the fund which includes the ways corporations or individuals may contribute. These designated donations will fuel the response and recovery action of the United Way of Northeast Louisiana during this time of shocking losses by so many households.   

“We’re thrilled to join local leaders in this recovery effort. We would encourage others to give to help those in need. It’s very exciting for the United Way Board of Directors to make the initial $10,000 contribution to the United Way of Northeast Louisiana Tornado Response & Recovery Fund. All funds will go to the tornado response in Lincoln, Union, and Jackson Parishes with no administrative fee charged,” says Blake Wheelis.    

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