How to Help Those Affected by Hurricane Ida

Aug 31, 2021

Support United Ways across the Southeast to provide critical resources to community members affected by the area’s most recent natural disaster.

Aug. 31, 2021 – In the wake of an ongoing pandemic, another disaster is impacting Americans across the Southeast: Hurricane Ida. Making landfall this past weekend on Aug. 29, Hurricane Ida destroyed many communities in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and surrounding regions. Families, friends and neighbors are now facing weeks without power, water, needed supplies, resources and support.

You can make a difference today to help those who need it most. Local United Ways across the network are coming together to help our sister United Ways in the Southeast. They are doing the boots-on-the-ground work, supporting their communities during this difficult time. You can help by donating using the links to the United Way organizations below and by spreading the word about the funds featured here. Financial support is what is needed urgently at this time, so that United Ways can organize on the ground and gather resources. We are grateful for your support.

Funds to donate to include:

About United Way of the National Capital Area

United Way of the National Capital Area improves the health, education and economic opportunity of every person in the National Capital community. United Way NCA has been improving lives by creating measurable impact in the District of Columbia, Northern Virginia, and Montgomery and Prince George’s counties for more than 45 years. In 2020, United Way NCA was among 384 organizations across the United States to receive a generous transformational investment from novelist and venture philanthropist, MacKenzie Scott. For more information about United Way of the National Capital Area, visit

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