United Way NWLA will announce grants

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The United Way of Northwest Louisiana will hold a program to announce grant funds awarded to nonprofits in the southern parts of the organization’s service area. Northwestern State University will host the program in the Stroud Room of the NSU Fieldhouse beginning at 4 p.m. Wednesday, June 29.

NSU President Dr. Jim Henderson, a former board member of the United Way of Northwest Louisiana, will speak.

The United Way of Northwest Louisiana was established in 1921 with a mission to improve lives in northwest Louisiana by impacting health, education, financial stability and essential needs issues. The organization’s values are service and community focus, integrity and respect, collaboration, accountability and professionalism and innovation and excellence. The organization services Caddo, Bossier, Webster, DeSoto, Natchitoches, Bienville, Claiborne, Sabine, Red River and Winn parishes, touching more than 100,000 lives annually.

During the June 29 program, the United Way of Northwest Louisiana will distribute a total of $59,000 to the Campti Community Development Center, DeSoto Healthcare Center, Natchitoches Community Alliance Foundation, Natchitoches Parish Council on Aging, Project Celebration and the Food Bank of Central Louisiana.

“United Way works to bring groups together to find solutions and work at a community-wide level to address change. By giving to United Way of Northwest Louisiana, you can have confidence that your contributions are invested wisely through our grant allocation process. Dollars raised by the United Way in our parishes stay in our parishes to help our neighbors, friends and coworkers,” said Bruce Willson, President and CEO.