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Rebound: United Way reaching out to Black, Latino communities

Posted at 6:19 PM, May 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-13 19:49:41-04

The United Way of Acadiana is helping the local Black and Latino communities rebound from the pandemic.

Those groups are among the hardest hit by the coronavirus.

United Way is going into those communities and handing out flyers with information about proper mask usage and details on where to find food and mental health services.

Carlee Alm-Labar, President and CEO of United Way of Acadiana, said the initiative is important so people in those communities know there is help available.

"We've at this point distributed about 100,000 through medical facilities through little care kits, grocery stores, and feeding events. We're working as hard as we can to let people know what resources are available and how to protect themselves."

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