We all experienced the anger and anguish of our fellow citizens in New Orleans, Louisiana following Hurricane Katrina.

In the chaotic aftermath of this national catastrophe, United Aid Foundation (UAF) was among the first with the capability to step in to help.

In the first several days of the crisis medicines and supplies were urgently needed in the make shift clinics set up in and around New Orleans and surrounding areas. But logistics made it nearly impossible to get the supplies to where they were needed.

Without hesitation, UAF volunteers rented a 24-foot truck, loaded it with over the counter medicines, antibiotics, and medical supplies. Our volunteers were on the road in less than 24 hours.

In partnership with Heart to Heart International, an aid organization based in Olathe, Kansas, UAF volunteers made sure the direct aid made it to the people who needed it.

In addition to the initial deliveries supplies, UAF also supported Christmas for three Baptist churches in Mississippi destroyed by the hurricane. We provided Christmas breakfast and and purchased Christmas presents for the 80 children there.

In November 2007, the UAF helped fund Creative Time’s Waiting for Godot in New Orleans. It included free performances in the Lower Nineth Ward and Gentilly. It also included workshops for the children of the Lower Ninth Ward.