UWSC Hurricane Ida Relief Fund Receives First Corporate Donation,
Dow Donates $100,000
Pictured: Employees from Dow St. Charles Operations Eric DeSoto (Vopak), Corey Rome (Dow), & their Families
United Way of St. Charles is in full response mode following the impacts of Hurricane Ida. In addition to collecting and distributing relief supplies, United Way is coordinating volunteer efforts throughout St. Charles Parish.
Part of United Way of St. Charles’ response will be accepting financial donations to support the immediate and long-term needs of residents. The UWSC Hurricane Ida Relief Fund received its first corporate donation from Dow in the amount of $100,000.
“St. Charles is our home, we live and work here. Hurricane Ida has heavily damaged our community and recovery from the storm will be a challenge we face together. We are only as strong as our community and Dow believes in working alongside our community partners to address the issues our friends and neighbors are facing. Through partnership, community collaboration and hard work we will rebuild together,” said Stacey Gautreau, U.S. Gulf Coast Public Affairs Director.
“We are so grateful to Dow for stepping up and helping our residents who were affected by Hurricane Ida’s devastation,” said John Dias, Executive Director for United Way of St. Charles. “In these challenging times, we can’t thank them enough for being a great neighbor and community partner.”
To make an online donation, please visit: uwaysc.org/idarelief. You can also mail donations to United Way of St. Charles, Attn: Hurricane Ida Relief Fund, 13145 US-90, Boutte, LA 70039.
Additionally, United Way of St. Charles has opened a supplies collection/drop-off site at its community college, River Parishes Community College United Way of St. Charles Campus located at 13145 Hwy 90 in Boutte, Louisiana 70039. Collection hours are 9am-5pm daily.
Items collected are being distributed throughout all communities in St. Charles Parish. Funds raised will support relief and ongoing recovery efforts in St. Charles Parish.
The UWSC office has sustained major damage and will remain closed until further notice. United Way staff continue to work in close partnership with St. Charles Parish Government and the EOC to support coordinated response and recovery efforts.