Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria – How to Help
Disaster Relief Fund
The UUA established a Disaster Relief Fund (originally the Hurricane Irma Recovery Fund) to assist congregations, including Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, in repairing any damage, and to respond to the needs of their members’ and their community’s efforts to get back on its feet.
As the Caribbean and coastal U.S. continues to be threatened by additional storms, your donations will allow the UUA to respond flexibly as new situations arise.
See the online Disaster Relief Fund . To donate by mail, please make check payable to the UUA with “Disaster Relief Fund” on the memo line, and send to UUA Gift Processing, 24 Farnsworth St, Boston, MA 02210.
Hurricane Maria Recovery Fund
Puerto Rico’s situation is especially severe. To contribute aid beyond the Unitarian Universalist sphere, there are many organizations on the ground doing important work, such as the Hurricane Maria Community Relief & Recovery Fund, United for Puerto Rico, a collaboration between the Government of Puerto Rico and the Private Sector, or Plan PR: A Just RICANstruction. As for the U.S. Virgin Islands, consider supporting the Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands Relief Fund.
We know that long after the initial clean-up, real recovery can take months or years. Your donations will allow the UUA to respond flexibly to this tragedy and to new situations as they arise.
Hurricane Irma Recovery Fund
The UUA has established a Hurricane Irma Recovery Fund to assist congregations in repairing any damage, and to respond to the needs of their members’ and their community’s efforts to get back on its feet. To donate to the Hurricane Irma Recovery Fund, please click here.
You may also direct checks to UUA Gift Processing, 24 Farnsworth St Fl 3, Boston, MA 02210; please make your check payable to the UUA with “Irma Recovery Fund” on the memo line.
Hurricane Harvey Recovery Fund
The Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) has joined with the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC) to create a recovery and relief fund for those affected by the storm Harvey. Half of all funds raised will go to at-risk populations served by UUSC partners and the other half of the funds will support Unitarian Universalist congregations and members of those congregations most affected by the storm. Those funds will be administered by leaders in the UUA’s Southern Region and the affected congregations. The UUSC will work with and support local grassroots community partners on the ground in Texas serving at-risk populations who may not be able to access relief services and who are traditionally left out of mainstream response efforts. You can give by visiting https://giving.uua.org/harvey-floods.
Affected by Harvey?
Did your home flood?
Do you need assistance?
Please Update Contact Information
If you had to relocate due to Hurricane Harvey, please e-mail your new mailing address to Alejandra.
Hurricane Flood Support Group
Meets monthly, on the first Sunday of the month at 12:30 p.m. in room 204. Next meeting is July 1.
If you would like to assist an Emersonian whose home flooded, please contact Jane Zachritz-Holt at firstname.lastname@example.org.