An e-mail from the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Wednesday appealed for donations to help communities recover and rebuild. Below is the full text:
Over the last few weeks, millions of people have been devastated by natural disasters and are in dire need of basic necessities like food, water, shelter and medical supplies.
CHCI stands in solidarity with our brothers and sisters in Puerto Rico, Florida, Texas, and Mexico and channel our concerns into charitable action.We have listed several organizations that are working on relief efforts to help recover and rebuild in all areas affected. For additional organizations, click here. Your donation can help their efforts go further!
Florida: The Miami Foundation, The Miami Foundation is helping people throughout the south Florida region affected by Hurricanes Irma and Maria. They are working with donors in the community to raise money for several relief efforts such as: The Hurricane Relief Fund, U.S. Caribbean Strong Relief Fund, Irma Community Recovery Fund.
Texas: United Way Storm Recovery, United Way of Greater Houston plays a key role in helping Houstonians neighbors and the region move ahead. From ensuring first responders can act swiftly to leading the community’s long-term recovery.
Puerto Rico: United For Puerto Rico, United for Puerto Rico is an initiative brought forth by the First Lady of Puerto Rico, Beatriz Rosselló, in collaboration with the private sector, with the purpose of providing aid and support to those affected in Puerto Rico by the passage of Hurricane Irma and Hurricane María. 100% of the proceeds will go to helping the victims affected by these natural disasters in Puerto Rico.
Puerto Rico & Mexico: Hispanic Federation, Hispanic Federation (HF) has launched the UNIDOS Disaster Relief Fund to help meet hurricane and earthquake-related needs and recovery in Puerto Rico and Mexico. 100% of donations to UNIDOS goes to help children, friends and families recover from the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria and the Mexico City earthquake.
Mexico: Topos, The “Brigada de Rescate Topos Tlaltelolco, A.C.” is a civic association manned by volunteers who serve as rescue teams and provide support for anyone finding themselves in a vulnerable situation.
CHCI is also working on a program that will be dedicated to training future Latino leaders willing to invest their time and energy working on the rebuilding and economic growth of some of our most vulnerable communities.
Thank you for your compassion and humanity.
The CHCI Familia
CHCI is the premier Hispanic nonprofit and nonpartisan 501(c)(3) leadership development organization in the country that educates, empowers, and connects Latino youth by providing leadership development programs and educational services. CHCI directly impacts the lives of more than 1,600 students and young professionals each year through its fellowships, congressional internships, scholarships, Ready to Lead (R2L®) college readiness program, and R2L NextGen program.
The CHCI Board of Directors is comprised of Hispanic members of Congress, nonprofit, union and corporate leaders. Visit www.chci.org, or join us on Facebook, Twitter(@chci), LinkedIn, and YouTube.
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