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Local healthcare businesses partner with United Way to help Laura victims

Posted at 6:14 PM, Sep 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-01 00:28:47-04

The United Way of Acadiana and Acadiana Healthcare Helping Hands are teaming up to help those affected by Hurricane Laura in Southwest Louisiana.

Volunteers will provide medical care and hot meals to those in need and share healthcare information with those displaced by the storm. Those who attend will have an opportunity to visit with local healthcare businesses, receive donated essential items, and inquire about health services.

Organizer Mary Pham says the event will be a way to let those who are displaced after the storm know that the community cares.

"We just want them to know that we haven't forgotten about them, we're here to help, we're going to show up," Pham explained. "I've seen Acadiana do some amazing things and I'm proud to be from Lafayette."

The event will be held at Stine Home + Yard parking lot on Nelson Road in Lake Charles on October 14. All participants will be asked to adhere to Louisiana's Phase Three guidelines; masks will be required for entry.

Anyone wishing to make a donation for the event can do so at Ema's Cafe at 5520 Johnston St. in Lafayette or contact Mary Pham at 337-247-8085. To volunteer, visit unitedwayofacadiana.com and choose which shift you'd like to volunteer for. Click here for the Facebook event page.

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