AT&T gives $29,000 to United Way of Southeast Louisiana

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen

NEW ORLEANS – On Aug. 19, AT&T made announce their contribution of $29,000 to United Way of Southeast Louisiana In 2015 alone, AT&T gave $5.17 million to 550 local United Ways across the country. 

     The United Way of Southeast Louisiana will use the contribution to support programs that create long lasting change in the local community. The United Way is dedicated to improving lives by mobilizing the caring power of communities around the world to advance the common good, as is evident from the work the United Way is doing in Southeast Louisiana. For example, in the past year, the organization helped residents save close to $250,000 on prescription medication costs through a free prescription drug card partnership.

     “Every day, people in our community are struggling to put food on the table, cope with mental and physical health challenges or be independent,” said UWSELA’s President & CEO, Michael Williamson. “One person can’t tackle every issue. It takes all of us working together. And with generous support from donors like AT&T, United Way is able to help with needs as varied as the people who live here.”