The images coming in from New York and Jersey in the wake of Sandy are horrendous, so you can only imagine the magnitude of the destruction this hurricane brought to Cuba’s rural eastern half.
The Cuba Study Group and Friends of Caritas Cubana have just launched a joint effort to raise funds for the Cuba victims of Hurricane Sandy. From their release, which you can read in its entirety at the Cuba Study Group website:
Four years ago, our community was extremely generous in helping to provide relief to the thousands of victims of Hurricanes Gustav and Ike in Cuba. This year, Hurricane Sandy has been no less devastating to our brothers and sisters in the island. Early reports state that at least 11 people have died and more than 130,000 homes have been damaged, including 15,400 that were destroyed, and many others left without roofs, electricity or water. The devastation is severe and you can see pictures of it here.
Thousands of Cuban families need our help urgently. Thus the Cuba Study Group and Friends of Caritas Cubana are working together to raise money to help the victims of this disaster.
We encourage you to make a contribution as soon as possible to ensure that assistance reaches the Cuban victims of this hurricane expeditiously.
You can make a donation today by visiting the Friends of Caritas Cubana website here, or by mailing a check to the following address:
Friends of Caritas Cubana
81 Washington Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02140
The two cities most affected by Sandy were Santiago and Holguín. Please help bring desperately needed relief to their residents today.