Louisiana Flood Relief Fundraiser Wed. at Front Page

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From the Louisiana State Society:

“Last week, heavy rains left many homes and businesses in South Louisiana inundated with floodwaters. The Louisiana State Society is hosting a Flood Relief Fundraiser to benefit flood victims. Join us on Wednesday, August 24th at the Front Page.

We will be accepting monetary donations online (debit or credit card) and onsite (cash or check) to raise funds for United Way of Southeast Louisiana and United Way of Acadiana. Please consider making a contribution to help our fellow Louisianians.

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The LSU Alumni – DC Chapter is also hosting a fundraising event on Friday, August 26 at Rhodeside Grill in Arlington. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Louisiana Flood Relief Fund. Click here for more information about the event.

The Tulane Alumni Association will host its annual Katrina Happy Hour on Thursday, August 25 at Bayou on Penn. Donations will benefit Tulane City Center, Tulane School of Architecture’s community design center. Click here for more information about the event.”

6 Comment

  • I would donate money to NOT go to Frontpage.

  • I started to ask what is United Way’s role in the disaster relief efforts, and thought better of it so googled it. http://www.unitedwaysela.org/flood seems to indicate that United Way is distributing supplies and will largely be granting out the funds to other nonprofits, but doesn’t say what portion Untied Way will keep as overhead. It makes me question whether it would be wiser to donate directly to local nonprofits in the area, or the Red Cross who is leading the charge on the ground.
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    For most causes I’m fully supportive of acknowledging/including administrative costs, but for disaster relief in particular it seems to me that the nonprofit should be transparent about how/where the funds will be spent.

    • What a strange and unimpactful comment. The volunteers of United Way / Red Cross are still doing leaps and bounds more for the food victims than what you’re doing.

      • I don’t think it hurts to try to figure out where one’s donation is going and whether it might be better used if donated to Group X than to Group Y.

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