Wednesday, September 10, 2008

How You Can Help

The Federation of the International Red Cross will be sending aid to Cuba. They started a petition for $5.8 million USD to support operations in Cuba as a direct responce to hurricanes Gustav and Ike.

These funds will be used to support 8,000 families that have been devastated by either, or both, hurricane for the next 9 months.

The IFRC has issued a press release, where you can find more information. The page for donations is here.

It is a time to be generous. Cuba has been completely devastated from not one, but two hurricanes. There are rumors that during preparations for Gustav, the government distributed food from stores for people, and now there is nothing. Certainly this would only be in Western Cuba, but if it is true, it would likely have been repeated during Ike in the East.

Our Cuban brothers and sisters need our help; it is time for us to offer it without regard to politics.
Las Hijas de la Caridad are also petitioning for supplies to send to Cuba. They are asking for primary necesities like powdered milk, canned salchichas, dry beans of any variety, and cooking oil. Donations can be taken to 500 NW 63 Ave. Call 305-266-6485 if you would like more information.

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