Helping the ones in need in the community makes a better community | 1 Volunteer’s Perspective

This is a guest post from a Program Investment Volunteer who evaluated programs in the Prepare for College, Work and Life strategy in the Education focus area.  You can see all strategies in Education by clicking here.
My name is Emily, and I have volunteered on the program investment teams for three years.  I became involved after a friend sent me an email telling me about the opportunity to engage.

If you had all the power in the world, what would you do?

Let’s be honest.  None of us, as individuals, will ever have ALL the power in the world.  But what if we told you that we have found a way to harness that power to change our community for the better?  All it takes is all of us working together as 1.  1 people, 1 community.  

That’s what the Power of 1 United is all about.  We are a movement of people joining together to do one thing that can truly change the world.  At CAUW, starting this blog is one thing we are doing to help you find reasons to make 1 decision that can change everything.

Disaster Relief

BATON ROUGE, LA (March 16, 2016) – Capital Area United Way Board of Directors approved $135,000 in financial assistance to nonprofit agencies, local government entities and state United Ways to assist in the recovery efforts from the recent tornadoes and flooding in Louisiana. These funds were raised directly from donors and Capital Area United Way’s board-restricted Disaster Fund. Donations include financial support from Motiva Enterprises, David Fennely of Associated Terminals, and United Way of Southeast Louisiana raised in direct response to the needs of Livingston and St. James parish residents. Basic Needs is one of the four focus areas for Capital Area United Way to stabilize individuals and families in times of crisis.