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United Way raising funds to help tornado victims in Convent

1 year 4 weeks 1 day ago February 24, 2016 Feb 24, 2016 Wednesday, February 24 2016 February 24, 2016 9:36 PM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Kristen Althouse

CONVENT – United Way is raising funds to help relieve the victims in Tuesday's deadly storms.  

Residents are searching through the mangled mess, hoping to save what ever they can. Most people lost everything, or almost everything after an EF2 tornado ripped through the area.

United Way has started a donation fund to help. The fund is already up to $100,000, but United Way's Michael Williamson said it is unclear how much money will be needed to help the community recover.

"The thing that is needed most right now is financial resources, money. Make a gift and of course at some point, that you volunteer labor and services as well," Williamson said.

If you are looking to help, you can text the United Way on your cellphone. Text the words "LAUnited" to the number 313131, or you can donate on their website. That website also has details on how to volunteer and other ways to help.

If you are looking for services the United Way is currently providing in the area, you can call "211" for information on their current services offered.

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