Our UU friends and neighbors in Florida and the Caribbean—including Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands—have experienced extraordinary devastation following Hurricanes Irma and Maria. We invite you to contribute to the UUA Disaster Relief Fund (formerly the Hurricane Irma Recovery Fund) so the UUA can provide financial assistance to UU congregations impacted by these and other natural disasters. In addition to facilitating their own disaster recovery, congregations receiving disaster relief funds will have discretion to provide financial assistance to their members, as well as to support local partner organizations serving the community at large. The Church of the Larger Fellowship (CLF) may apply on behalf of CLF members living in disaster areas. For more information, including suggestions for how to contribute beyond the UU sphere, visit our website.
The Unitarian Universalist College of Social Justice (UUCSJ) is keeping a close eye on updates regarding the communities affected by Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma, particularly those who are most vulnerable. In partnership with RAICES and other UUSC grassroots partners in Texas and Florida, UUCSJ is exploring where and how volunteers can be most useful once the worst flooding has receded. More detailed information will be shared as it becomes available in the coming weeks. If you are available to travel to Texas or Florida to support relief efforts, please sign up to join the volunteer list. UUCSJ will notify you when volunteer placements that fit your skills are available.
This information is facilitated in part by fair share contributions of other congregations to the UUA/JPD Annual Program Fund.