United Way Worldwide offers its deepest sympathy to the many people affected by the historic Mississippi River floods that are causing wide-spread destruction across several states. In the wake of natural disaster, United Ways engage in long-term recovery efforts to ensure a bright future for affected communities.
United Ways are working with private, public, faith-based and community partners to assess the long-term recovery needs of each community. Additionally, United Ways are assisting response agencies in the provision of food, shelter, emergency health and transportation for those affected by the floods.
What you can do to help in the affected communities
United Way of the Mid-South (Memphis, Tennessee) and United Way of the Capitol Area (Jackson, Mississippi) have established disaster relief funds. United Way Worldwide will post additional disaster funds as they become established.