United Ways Offer Hope and Help in Response to Hurricane Harvey

United Way of Central Alabama Establishes Flood Relief Fund

It is in times of need that we discover the full impact of a community United. As Hurricane Harvey continues to wreak havoc on individuals, families, homes and communities across Southeastern Texas and Southwestern Louisiana, United Ways across the region are preparing to assist those impacted face devastating losses from the historic flooding with an eye toward long-term recovery.

There is hope. United Ways have a history of coordinating community responses to help those affected by natural disasters. Whether by raising funds to aid in relief efforts, engaging first-responders or mobilizing partners to help with on-the-ground long-term recovery, United Ways offer hope and help when it is most needed.

If you’re in Central Alabama and you want to know how to donate or volunteer, you can call United Way’s 2-1-1 Information Center.  If you know someone in an affected area, tell them there is a 2-1-1 Information Center in their area available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

United Way of Central Alabama has established a Flood Relief Fund to help with the recovery needs of those most impacted. All monies raised by United Way of Central Alabama will be used to help with both immediate, basic needs and long-term recovery services.

“We will send 100% of the donations, without any fees, directly to the over 22 United Ways serving the impacted communities,” said Drew Langloh, President & CEO, United Way of Central Alabama. “The most vulnerable individuals and families will bear a greater burden stabilizing their lives and their needs will exceed existing resources in those communities.”

To donate to the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund visit United Way’s Website at www.uwca.org

About United Way of Central Alabama 

United Way of Central Alabama serves Jefferson, Shelby, Walker, Blount and St. Clair counties by providing solutions for the most important needs in the community. Through our partner agencies and community initiatives, we improve lives and community conditions by building and mobilizing resources. United Way fights for the health, education and financial stability of every person in every community. For more information, visit www.uwca.org