United Way of St. Charles is providing help and comfort to people in St. Charles Parish and elsewhere who are enduring the effects of flooding, heavy rain, power outages, heat and humidity from Hurricane Isaac.
In conjunction with the St. Charles Parish Emergency Operations Center, Department of Community Services, Red Cross and Hahnville Fire Department, we were able to deliver MREs and water to 100 families in St. Charles Parish. We were also able to arrange temporary housing for elderly residents and families with health issues.
“With no electricity at home and after riding buses from one shelter to another, I was hot, tired and unable to complete my breathing treatments” said Nina, a Montz resident and asthma sufferer. “I am so grateful to the United Way for providing a place for me to stay and for all of their support during this stressful time.”
United Way of St. Charles has been actively connecting those in need with vital services including the Red Cross and Catholic Charities. In the days and weeks to come, we anticipate providing financial support to our partner agencies in response to an increased demand for services.
United Way staff remained in St. Charles Parish throughout the storm in order to better assist the community. Despite our office sustaining water damage, we have reached out to our partner agencies to offer temporary office space to those who suffered building damage.
We are continuing to collaborate with and assist St. John United Way with their recovery efforts.
“We are proud to partner with our local agencies and St. John United Way to provide services to those affected,” stated UWSC Executive Director John Dias. “Our communities have really come together and shown support in this time of need.”
For more information about United Way of St. Charles or to make a donation to the Hurricane Isaac recovery effort, call 985-331-9063 or click here.