This week @together.rising invited you to step up and stand for our brothers and sisters in Puerto Rico – fellow American citizens who have endured unimaginable loss and are now in desperate suffering.
You stepped up in a bold and beautiful way. In ONE DAY you raised more than $150,000.
100% received from you is going to Puerto Rico.
Plus, Together Rising is matching $100,000 of your giving. This means we’ve together raised over $250,000, and you good people are still giving.
Funds are rushing to the aid of the brave survivors in Puerto Rico right now.
The situation there is very challenging and aid organizations are all struggling to figure out how to provide assistance. But we are working with our friends at Direct Relief, who have worked in Puerto Rico for years. Key staff members travelled by ship and arrived on the island this week with a shipment of relief.
Because of your fierce and generous giving, Direct Relief will be able to immediately deploy our funds to deliver additional aid including essential medicines, bandages, wound care, personal safety gear, body wash, sanitary products, toothbrushes, and emergency health hits – each kit is able to treat 1000 people for 30 days.
Because of you, Direct Relief is right now on the ground accessing the greatest needs, and they will be able to help meet those needs with your giving.
There’s an Irish proverb, “It is in the shelter of each other that the people will live.”
You helped to shelter our suffering family in Puerto Rico, and because you did, more of our family will live.
We are still gratefully accepting funds to help our fellow American citizens in Puerto Rico. You can give at the link in my bio above.
Or text TR4RELIEF to the number 41444 for a link to give your tax-deductible donation.
We Belong to Each Other. Pertenecemos Unos a Otros.