Por Nuestra Gente: Puerto Rico
I write this note with a heavy heart in this time of unprecedented crisis for Puerto Rico. At the same time, as Executive Director of Brooklyn's oldest Latino organization, one founded by Puerto Rican activists in the Civil Rights era, it has been heart-warming to witness the outpouring of aid, support, and prayers from all segments of our community. This has lifted our spirits and maintained our sense of hope. However, as a climate justice organization, we have significant concerns about the response to this crisis from both government and private interests - and how this will affect relief, recovery, and rebuilding.
- Elizabeth Yeampierre, Executive Director
We are asking that you please make donations in a just and responsible way. The following are local environmental justice organizations based in Puerto Rico that are working at a grassroots level:
- Güakiá Colectivo Agroecológico
- La Corporación Piñones Se Integra (COPI)
- Proyecto Agroecológico El Josco Bravo
Or you can donate on UPROSE donation page and add the memo Por Nuestra Gente: Puerto Ricoand we will direct it to a grassroots organization there.
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