Lake Area United Way will match any donation to this local relief fund up to $5,000 . This match will make your donation go further in helping the communities affected by both Hurrican Harvey and Irma. All money raised will go directly to the United Way National Relief Fund and will help all affected communities. Your donation will help local United Ways meet storm-related needs and support mid- and long-term recovery throughout the affected regions. With your support, we can help rebuild communities.
- United Way’s focus will be on mid- and long-term recovery.
- It is part of United Way’s ongoing work to support community rebuilding, a role we play after first responders’ work is done.
- United Way served as the cornerstone for long-term recovery after Hurricane Katrina and other disasters.
- United Way is proud to partner with the American Red Cross, Salvation Army and many others who are helping with immediate relief and evacuations.
- United Way is laying the ground work for the region’s long-term recovery, which is expected to take several years.
- Many local United Ways play a critical role in short-term assistance too, through 2-1-1 and other resources. But they’re also the “glue” that holds communities together for longer-term recovery.
United Way Worldwide will report the total amount of money raised by the national fund and United Ways in the affected areas on its website (unitedway.org), updating that number on a daily basis. Distributions will also be tracked on its website. United Way Worldwide meets the Better Business Bureau’s 20 Standards for Charity Accountability spanning Governance, Measuring Effectiveness, Finances and Fundraising. The Better Business Bureau’s Wise Giving Alliance helps donors make informed giving decisions and promotes high standards of conduct among organizations that solicit contributions from the public. Evaluations are done without charge to the charity and are posted for free public access on www.give.org.