When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed. ~ Maya Angelou
“On Tuesday, November 28, 2017, charities, families, businesses, community centers and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate and encourage giving.
Anyone, anywhere can get involved in #Giving Tuesday and give back in a way that is meaningful to them.”
~ from Giving Tuesday
As part of our #GivingTuesday campaign, Stillness Speaks will raise funds to support the relief efforts for the hurricane ravaged Puerto Rico:
Hurricane Maria wrecked Puerto Rico with a direct hit as a Category 5 hurricane and winds measuring over 150mph. Now, the hurricane aftermath has turned into a humanitarian crisis. The island still has little power and water, fuel and food are still extremely scarce. Experts estimate it could be up to six months before power is restored to the island and that the death toll will reach into the hundreds. The island is in desperate need of aid, which you can send via the links below.
- The First Lady of Puerto Rico has set up a fund, United for Puerto Rico, to help victims. 100% of the funds will go directly to families whose lives were devastated.
- Former US Presidents have set up One America Appeal to help all families affected by hurricanes in 2017.
- Additionally, you can help by simply spreading the word and sharing the above links. One of the biggest issues facing the island is the breakdown of communication due to the extreme loss of power and infrastructure
From ~ The Worst Natural Disasters of 2017 and What You Can Do To Help by Jeffrey Preis.
50% of all funds raised for the #GivingTuesday campaign (from Tue November 21st – Wed November 29th, 2017) will be given to organizations that are supporting the relief efforts in Puerto Rico. Full details will be posted on our website after the campaign re what was raised and given. Our goal is to raise $10K for the relief efforts.
Also, we are very grateful and excited to note that a generous donor will match the first $10,000 raised … so your impact can be DOUBLED !
Mark your calendars, spread the word, and give generously!