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United Way releases disaster app

Posted: 3:38 PM, Sep 24, 2018
Updated: 2018-09-24 22:38:28-04

The United Way of Acadiana held a press conference today to mark the release of an app that allows the public to track supply donations during times of disaster relief and recovery, see what supplies are needed in real time, keep abreast of disaster-related news and coordinate efforts with other community organizations.

The app was developed through an internship program at CGI, and in coordination with other community disaster resources, including the Lafayette Consolidated Government.

Judd Jeansonne, Executive Director of Volunteer Louisiana, was there to announce the release.

The app is free and available for download on any platform.

United Way of Acadiana opened the doors of their warehouse as a supply collection site after Katrina, Rita, Gustav, Ike, after the flood of 2016 and again last year in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. That particular relief effort saw the expansion of their scope of work to include the Harvey Resource Center for evacuees located at Bayou Church.