We believe in a love that gives itself away, the kind that demonstrates itself through action. With that being said, our mission is our name – to love the children, families, widows, hurting and needy across Acadiana.


Love Acadiana

Love Acadiana seizes opportunities to provide help and hope in meeting the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of the underserved. Our purpose is to connect the faith and business communities together in a partnership that encourages and empowers them to life transformation.

For years, Love Acadiana has served Lafayette, St. Landry, Vermillion, Iberia and St. Martin Parishes; through back to school drives, after school tutoring, teacher supply drives, teacher appreciation baskets, neighborhood clean ups, Thanksgiving and Christmas food and gift drives, plus a model foster care initiative to engage the faith community in foster care.

In addition to all this, the tragic shooting in 2015 allowed us to serve a number of victims with much needed financial support and counseling.


To Our Donors and Volunteers

During the recent floods, Love Acadiana partnered with the faith community to gut out more than 400 homes with more than 4,000 volunteers, provided over $200,000 worth of commercial blowers and dehumidifiers to dry out flooded homes and so far have given over $150,000 worth of cleaning supplies, dry food and furniture. Love Acadiana continues to facilitate local and out of state volunteers and resources for flood victims that are still in recovery.

Through your kindness and generosity Love Acadiana will continue to serve the helpless and hurting of our region. Thank you for helping us Love Acadiana.

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Our Staff

cindy-bwCindy Dilena

Cindy Dilena is a graduate of Miami University with her MBA from the University of Michigan. For almost two decades, she lived and worked with her husband, Tim, and their 4 children in one of the poorest inner-cities of America in Detroit, Michigan. Here she led the efforts of neighborhood revitalization including a school playground, a weekly feeding program, a food pantry, a home ownership program and construction of a 10,000 square foot Ministry center for the children and youth. Cindy brings this experience to rebuilding lives and the hope of thousands of people through Love Acadiana.

Am SpeidelAmy Speidel

Amy Speidel serves as the Outreach Coordinator for Love Acadiana. A graduate of UCLA, she previously worked in New York City in Event Production within the Entertainment & Sports Industries for over 15 years. Her heart to connect with people and serve in practical ways to meet immediate needs led her to Lafayette to be a part of Love Acadiana team.