Bearing Witness and Helping
From the GoFundMe Campaign: "I want to help Chris, his family and his community to stay strong during this hard times and not lose hope. During the COVID-19 pandemic Chris started teaching English as an alternative job but now, since the military took over, it has become impossible to work in such an unsafe environment and consequently difficult to make ends meet. Let’s make Chris and his community feel we are there, let’s unite and give the support we can, in the hopes that the dictatorship and its deadly violence will end soon, and that peace will come back again in Myanmar. Burmese people don’t deserve this, and we cannot watch in silence." - Giulia Laudani
United Way SWLA will keep up-to-date information on our response to Hurricane Laura and Delta in the Southwest Louisiana parishes of Allen, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron and Jefferson Davis.
We launched the Sonoma County Resilience Fund in 2017 to support our community’s long-term disaster recovery and resilience. We have made more than $10 million in grants to support nonprofit organizations working on the front lines of disaster recovery. Our work continues.
The Community Foundation of Southwest Louisiana is raising money from people who want to help their neighbors in Southwest Louisiana return to the lives they’d known before this disaster struck. The disaster grants pay for food, shelter, medicine, and all the other necessities that help stabilize those in most immediate need. Then grants are made for long-term recovery and, perhaps more importantly, for making people and places more resilient for the next time disaster visits.