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Capital Area United Way Responds to Flood Disaster Ways to give and volunteer

Posted By Ashley Montagnino, Capital Area United Way, Tuesday, August 16, 2016


Ashley R. Montagnino

Marketing and Events Manager

Capital Area United Way | 700 Laurel Street | Baton Rouge, LA 70802

P: 225.382.3502| C:  225.202.4317 | Email:



BATON ROUGE, LA (August 15, 2016) –   
With the continuing devastation occurring in our community, Capital Area United Way is now accepting donations for flood relief.  During this historic flood, most of our 10-parish area has been deeply affected, and we stand together with local partners in the non-profit sector, businesses, faith-based sector and government to help people through the recovery process. Basic needs is one of the focus areas for Capital Area United Way to stabilize individuals and families in times of crisis.     
To make a donation text LAFLOOD to 313131 or visit and click donate. Donations can also be mailed to Capital Area United Way, Attn: Flood Relief, 700 Laurel Street, Baton Rouge, LA 70802.  For volunteer opportunities visit    
In addition to monetary gifts, Capital Area United Way is accepting donated goods at its office at 700 Laurel Street from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily until further notice.  This location is the staging point for all donated supplies, which will be distributed to shelters and other locations where needed.  
Items needed are:

 Pillows

 Blankets

 Diapers

 Baby food & formula

 Toilet paper

 Bottled water

 Non-perishable food items (e.g. canned goods)

 Buckets

 Mops

 Cleaning supplies

 Rubber gloves

 Masks

 New, unopened packages of underwear (adult & children)

 New, unopened packages of socks (adult & children)

 Feminine hygiene products

 Shampoo

 Soap

 Toilet paper

 Deodorant

 School supplies, due to flooding in local schools

Boxes or containers.   

“Capital Area United Way is committed to helping the residents of our 10-parish region get the help they need,” said Katie Pritchett, VP of Community Impact.  “We will continue to work with our partners and government official to leverage resources and ensure continuous recovery for or community. We know this will be a long recovery effort and are here for the community every step of the way.”   
Those still in need of assistance can call 2-1-1 for information concerning local relief in their area.   


Capital Area United Way works to create a community where everyone is empowered to achieve their full potential. CAUW is leading a movement to focus donated resources on programs that have significant impact within our communities; to move the needle by addressing our greatest needs. We are creating a pattern of real change by putting people in a position to achieve their full potential. Our efforts focus on impacting our communities in the areas of: education, income stability, health, basic needs, and community level strategies. To see the impact and learn how you can be the one, please visit

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