The last two weeks have seen two devastating and record-breaking hurricanes hit the United States. One was the wettest tropical hurricane ever recorded over the continental states, and the other was arguably the most intense Atlantic hurricane ever recorded in terms of sustained wind speed.
You can help: The Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC) and Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) have set up a disaster relief fund for our UU friends and neighbors who have experienced devastation following these storms. Half of all funds raised will go to at-risk populations served by UUSC partners and the other half of the funds will support UU congregations and members of those congregations most affected by the storms. Please donate now.
UU congregations in the regions affected, as well as recognized UU entities involved in recovery efforts are eligible to apply for recovery fund grants. Congregations receiving hurricane recovery funds will have discretion to provide financial assistance to families directly affected by these storms.
In addition, the UU College of Social Justice is organizing volunteers to help with disaster relief efforts associated with Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Harvey. If you would like to volunteer, please fill out their online volunteer form and someone will be in touch with you.