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Six-year-old Vivian LIVES UNITED by raising money for the Gulf Coast

Six-year-old Vivian LIVES UNITED by raising money for the Gulf Coast main image

We recently received an envelope with $53.00 in it. It came from Dallas. The sender was Vivian, a six-year-old, who had raised the money herself by working at her lemonade stand during the summer. More

01/10/11

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Five Years After the Hurricanes

August 29th marked five years since hurricane Katrina hit. United Way is part of the community – there long before a catastrophe strikes and long after first responders have moved on. More

08/28/10

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Vote today and help us earn $250K for Gulf recovery

Spend one minute of your time to change a life. Go to refresheverything.com/sbp and support the No Place Like Home Campaign by voting for United Way’s partner, the St. Bernard Project. More

08/25/10

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New Orleans families moved into permanent homes, but 572 families remain in FEMA trailers

We are happy to report that nearly 400 families have been able to move out of temporary FEMA trailers and into permanent homes since we launched the "No Place Like Home" campaign back in April. Thanks to the generous donations and volunteer work of people like you, New Orleans families are returning to the communities they love. More

08/13/10

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United Way Launches the “No Place Like Home” Campaign

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It’s been nearly 5 years since the hurricanes devastated New Orleans, yet there are 971 families still living in temporary FEMA housing. More

07/17/10

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