In response to the ongoing earthquakes impacting the southwestern part of Puerto Rico, El Frente and allied organizations conducted a fundraiser on Sunday, Jan 12 where we raised $5,544. We plan to conduct more fundraisers to continue the support of grassroots organizations doing great on the ground work. While the government continues to fail us, our people, in the diaspora and in the motherland, continue to rise to the challenge. It's up to us to take care of us! Pa'lante!
As we allocate all funds we collect, we will be considering these five areas of concern:
Emergency first response supplies and shipping costs
Children and children services
Allocation of Funds
$1,000 - El Maestro, Inc. - for shipping of container on January 25th.
$1,200 - Federacion de Maestros - for aid distribution. Additionally, $20,000 worth of donated brand new bookbags will be sent on the container for distribution to children.
$1,000 - Brigada Solidaria del Oeste - for purchase of supplies and distribution at the center of earthquake activity.
$500 - Colectiva Emoja - for purchase of supplies and distribution at the center of earthquake activity.
$1,500 - Comedor Comunitario Llorens Torres - for purchase of food to cook in affected areas.
We will continue to raise and distribute monies based on most recent on the ground assessments and reportbacks. Pa'lante!
Thanks to your contributions, we were able to send the Federacion de Maestros $1.200 for their brigade to the earthquake affected areas in the south of our beloved island. We are also shipping La Federacion $20,000 worth of bookbags and supplies for children. The shipping container is set to be filled on January 25 and will be leaving from El Maestro in the Bronx. Please continue to donate so we can continue supporting organizations doing great on the ground work. Pa'lante mi gente!