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United Way accepting Harvey donations in Lafayette, Opelousas, Lake Charles

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United Way of Acadiana will be launching Flood the Love, a community donation drive to collect essentials, in response to Hurricane Harvey in Texas and the consequent flooding across Louisiana.  This donation drive is in partnership with United Way of Southwest Louisiana in Lake Charles, United Way of Greater Houston and St. Landry-Evangeline United Way.

The community may drop off donations at the United Way of Acadiana warehouse at 215 E. Pinhook Road in Lafayette on Thursday, August 31 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Friday, September 1 from 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. and Saturday, September 2 from 9 a.m. to noon.  Additional donation sites include St. Landry-Evangeline United Way at 311 W. Vine, Opelousas and United Way of Southwest Louisiana at 825 Ryan Street, Lake Charles, at the former Social Security building next to the United Way.  Same hours apply at all drop-off locations.

Items being collected are:

·       Bleach – 1 gallon                                    

·       Gloves – heavy duty

·       Disinfectant cleaner

·       Dish liquid

·       Trash bags

·       Paper dust masks

·       Paper towels

·       Mosquito repellent

·       Mops/brooms

·       Sponges

·       Water (case ONLY)

·       Non-perishable food items

·       Toiletries and personal hygiene items in travel sizes

·       Baby items (formula, wipes, diapers)

*Locations will not be accepting clothing items.

The community may make monetary donations by one of the following ways:

Text HARVEYFUND to 91999

Visit https://donate.unitedwayofacadiana.org/HarveyFund from any mobile or desktop device

Mail monetary donations to United Way of Acadiana, P.O. Box 52033, Lafayette, LA 70505.  Checks made payable to United Way of Acadiana.  A memo note may be added, specifying whether the donation should be directed toward Louisiana or Texas.  One hundred percent of all contributions will directly help disaster victims.

Drop off monetary donations to United Way of Acadiana, 215 E. Pinhook Rd., Lafayette, LA 70501

Please visit the following sites to give to partnering United Way funds:

o https://www.unitedwayhouston.org/flood/flood-donation

o https://www.unitedwayswla.org/

o https://www.uwsle.org/

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