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United Way receives donation of 4,000 gallons of bleach

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Posted at 7:54 PM, Sep 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-27 20:54:06-04

The United Way of Southwest Louisiana has received a donation of 4,000 gallons of bleach for post-Laura clean-up.

Residents who need bleach or other supplies for clean-up should visit the United Way's Hurricane Laura Relief Center, 2401 6th Street, Lake Charles.

Solutions Through Science (STS), an association representing chlor-alkali producers and users in Louisiana, and the American Chemistry Council's (ACC) Chlorine Chemistry Division made the donation.

The strongest hurricane on record to make landfall in Louisiana, Hurricane Laura’s destruction leveled homes and left hundreds of thousands of residents across the region with water damaged property and no power for weeks.

“It has been heartbreaking to see the damage done by Hurricane Laura,” said Alexis Schlatre, STS executive director. “We hope that this bleach donation will help the people of Southwest Louisiana to safely and quickly repair and rebuild.”

United Way of Southwest Louisiana’s response to the destruction has been the establishment of a Hurricane Laura Relief Fund and a Relief Center stocked with essential items for clean-up and recovery including the gallons of bleach provided by STS and ACC.

“We know our community members were already struggling prior to Hurricane Laura because of the coronavirus pandemic,” said Denise Durel, United Way of Southwest Louisiana president and CEO. “Our center is meeting a true need by providing no-cost essential supplies for an effective clean-up. Solutions Through Science and the American Chemistry Council’s generosity is helping to ensure families can return equipped ready to sanitize and rebuild.”

“We appreciate the opportunity to provide this product to fellow Louisianans to help protect their health as they recover from Hurricane Laura in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Judith Nordgren, ACC’s Chlorine Chemistry Division managing director, said.

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For more information on United Way of Southwest Louisiana’s Hurricane Laura recovery efforts visit, www.unitedwayswla.org/HurricaneLaura.