Hurricane Harvey & Irma – How to Help
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?
Emerson Family Check-In
We’ve put together a short form to collect one another’s check-ins and identify needs with which our community might be able to assist. Jane Zachritz is working with the Rebuilding Together Crew, and Cynthia Miller is also on board for Helping Hands purposes.
Please visit this site (http://emersonhouston.org/check_in) and fill it out when you’re able, and feel free to share the link. May we all stay safe in the meantime.
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 March 4.
If you would like to assist an Emersonian whose home flooded, please contact Jane Zachritz-Holt at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hurricane Irma Recovery Fund
With Hurricane Irma—the most powerful Atlantic hurricane ever recorded—barreling across Florida after devastating parts of the Caribbean, there is likely to be significant damage similar to what Hurricane Harvey inflicted. We know that long after the initial clean-up, real recovery can take months or years.
The Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) stands with its congregations which have been impacted by natural disasters such as Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.
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.
UUA staff is working closely with leaders in the Association’s Southern Region, to ascertain where the need is greatest and distribute funds efficiently.
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. Follow along on UUA social media to stay up to date as the situation develops.