Let’s help United Way meet goal

Published 9:15 am Wednesday, September 30, 2015

The Washington Parish United Way 2015 campaign has set its goal for $169,500, and we should all do our part to help reach that goal.

The United Way is an important campaign that funds agencies and services for all citizens, regardless of age, gender, race or any other factor. Chances are that all of us know someone who gets help from a United Way-funded agency, from kids at after-school tutoring at the Bogalusa YMCA, to cancer patients who get help from the Cancer Association of Greater New Orleans.

Many of us likely already contribute to the United Way through payroll deductions, and that support is always needed. However, even more of us who aren’t participating can do our part this year as well.

The 2014 campaign raised more than $102,000, which provided more than 6,500 individual services throughout the year.

Local agencies funded by United Way include ADAPT, Inc.; American Red Cross of Southeast Louisiana; Bogalusa YMCA; Cancer Association of Greater New Orleans; Regina Coeli Child Development Center; Second Harvest Food Bank; SELA Legal Services; VIA LINK 2-1-1; and the Youth Services Bureau.

If you’re interested in donating to the Washington Parish United Way, visit online at www.unitedwaysela.org or call 985-732-2305 for more information.

Let’s all work together to make this year’s campaign a success to help our neighbors in need.