Published: Sep 23, 2008  
The Capital Area United Way has given out more than $360,000 in disaster relief assistance to 11 local nonprofit agencies to help support immediate community needs in the aftermath of Hurricane Gustav.


“In the wake of Hurricane Gustav, the residents of the capital area found themselves needing a variety of emergency services,” said Karen Profita, the United Way’s president and chief executive officer, in a Monday news release.
The money was raised especially for disaster assistance and is above and beyond the funds the Capital Area United Way award the agencies annually, United Way spokesperson Robin Keller said Monday.
The following money was awarded to these agencies:

  • $100,00 to the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank.
  • $50,000 to the Salvation Army of Greater Baton Rouge.
  • $10,000 to Community Opportunities of East Ascension
  • $25,000 to Baton Rouge Area Alcohol and Drug Center.
  • $10,000 to Capital Area Family Violence Intervention Center.
  • $50,000 to Healing Place Church.
  • $10,000 to the Family Services of Greater Baton Rouge.
  • $65,000 to the Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Baton Rouge.
  • $4,500 to Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center.
  • $2,516 to Capital Area Agency on Aging.
  • $1,758 to O’Brien House.  
To contribute to the Capital Area United Way Disaster Relief Fund, visit or call (225) 383-2643.
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