Annual United Way campaign underway

The faculty and staff of GSU are donating to the United Way for the annual Tiger Campaign. The United Way of Northeast Louisiana helps people and improves the community. At the United Way, in addition to funding the important programs of their partner agencies, there is a focus on tackling the toughest issues that we face by looking at the underlying cause and bringing the people and resources together that get results.

Carolyn Collier is the United Way representative at GSU. She is in charge of managing the faculty and staff contributions for the United Way. Each building’s building coordinator is responsible for the collection of donations. “All funds raised in Lincoln Parish stay in Lincoln Parish.” This year’s goal is $6000. The Tiger Campaign donation drive lasts from October 9th -17th. Donations are always being accepted and all are encouraged to give. All are encouraged to give generously.

Partner agency programs that strengthen families:

Food Bank of NELA, Lincoln Council on Aging (Home Delivered Meals); LA United Methodist Children & Family Services, Inc.

Partner agency programs that create bright futures for children:

Boys & Girls Club of North Central Louisiana, Louisiana Purchase Council, Boy Scouts of America, Our House, The Wellspring (Big Brothers/Big Sisters of NELA)

Partner agency programs that respond to crisis and achieve stability:

D.A.R.T. (Domestic Violence Program), Food Bank of NELA Partner agency programs that improve health and wellness: Med Camps (Summer Camping Program), Volunteers of America (Teen Pregnancy Prevention)

The United Way of Northeast Louisiana joins with churches, government, other nonprofits, Partners in Prevention and Better Health for Delta to develop a more comprehensive Community Resource Directory 2-1-1. Dial 2-1-1 to get connected to community services or to volunteer in Northeast Louisiana. Information on employment support services such as: financial assistance, job training, transportation assistance, education programs, and unemployment benefits.

For more information on the Tiger Campaign and the United Way at GSU, please contact Carolyn Collier at extension x****. For more information on the United Way, its programs and services or to volunteer, please contact Kathleen Richard in the local office: United Way of Northeast Louisiana, 115 Mississippi Avenue, Ruston La. 71270, (318) 232-0055, Fax (318) 232-0054, and www.uwnela.com.

The United Way stands firm behind their statement, “Together we can make a difference.”