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United Way of Acadiana still in need of donations for Laura victims

Posted at 7:24 PM, Sep 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-29 20:24:54-04

Lake Charles Mayor Nic Hunter has said it over and over again: "America, don't forget about us."

It's often common as we move on in the world that we push to the back of our minds what was once the thing that grasped all of our attention.

As Laura recovery is underway, we wanted to know what people here in Acadiana need to continue to do to help and not forget about what happened just about 70 miles from here.

According to the United Way of Acadiana, cleaning supplies and personal hygiene items - soap, shampoo, deodorant - are still a huge need for storm victims.

Also high on the needs list are building and cleaning materials.

Lastly, our greatest resource? People.

United Way of Acadiana is sending volunteers to Lake Charles weekly to assist with supply distribution there.

If you're able to donate your time or any of the aforementioned items, just contact or go by the United Way. No amount is too small.

But what about the areas of Acadiana that were affected by the storm, specifically Acadia and Vermilion Parishes? The United Way is in the midst of 'assessment mode' as they call it, to see what the greatest needs are in those parishes in particular.

They're working closely with community members to identify the continued needs that are greatest at this point.

For more information, visit or call them at 337-233-8302.

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