Fundraising for Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands
The Collegiate Church of New York made an initial donation of $10,000 to help the people of Puerto Rico with water filtration, and pledged to match each dollar Middle Church raised up to an additional $15,000. Thanks to your generosity, we have met and surpassed our goal for a total of $20,517.54, bringing the overall total in matched and raised funds to $45,517.54. We will continue to collect donations until December 3.
Your money goes toward water filtration, supplies, infrastructure and power.
This initial donation of the Collegiate Church of New York purchased two water filtration kits for municipalities in Puerto Rico through Oasis Operation. Each kit costs $4,000. The Collegiate Church of New York also donated $2,000 to Waves for Water for water filtration in the Virgin Islands.
We want more communities in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands to have clean water. Will you help?
We will be collecting donations through Sunday, December 3. When giving online or by check, please mark “PR/VI Fund” in the notes section.Advocacy
Support the ongoing relief efforts and advocacy for the people of Puerto Rico by signing this petition today, calling on our leaders to:
1) Repeal the Jones Act
2) Cancel Puerto Rico's immoral debt
3) Commit to approving federal funds for rebuilding Puerto Rico
Marching in Unity for Puerto Rico in Washington DC
On November 19, members from our congregation traveled to Washington DC to march in the Unity for Puerto Rico rally. See photos from their trip below.
On November 5 at 2:30 PM, we held Mosaic: A Concert for Puerto Rico, featuring New York actors and artists to raise money for Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Proceeds from the concert were put toward money for Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.
Middle Collegiate Church is collecting basic supplies on Sundays and Wednesdays until December 3. Bring AA batteries, disinfectant wipes, pain relivers (Advil, Tylenol), or feminine products to Middle on Sunday (until 4 PM) and Wednesday (until 6 PM) in the Social Hall.
We will advocate and support the changes needed in infrastructure and access to electricity. We will speak out against institutional racism and work for systemic political changes.