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Help for Cuba after Hurricane Irma

$2,335 of $2,000 goal

Raised by 59 people in 9 months
The people of Cuba need our help. Irma made landfall in Cuba as a catastrophic CAT 5 hurricane, leaving behind complete devastation.


Cuban photographer Carlos Ernesto Escalona, and I have joined forces to help those who have been terribly affected, and we need your help to make this happen.

We are raising money to buy basic supplies, food and water for their neighborhoods, and they will need all the help they can get to rebuild their homes. 

$10, $5 or even $1 counts. If you can't donate, please help us share this information.
Also, Carlos is leaving to Cuba on Friday, September 15. ANY DONATIONS BEFORE FRIDAY (9.15.17) will arrive in Cuba that same day.

We may not be able to rebuild an entire city, but we can help families put a hot meal on the table, and give them basic supplies to help them on this very hard journey they have ahead. 

If anyone who is in Miami would like to donate goods or send money to their families, please message me privately to make arrangements.

Thank you, everyone! <3 





For further context: 
Carlos Escalona and Rachel Rojas, both are good friends of mine. They will be handling the funds in Cuba, since they are very connected in the community and are highly trusted. They both live on the island. We want to mainly get help to the inner provinces where people have been most affected. 

UPDATE: All donations until Nov. 22  have been delivered to Cuba. Thank you!!
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We are very happy to report the 2nd delivery of the funds was completed successfully this past week!

As you all know, we partnered with Caritas Cuba to ensure help would get to the most affected provinces, such as Camagüey, Ciego de Ávila, Santa Clara, Cienfuegos, Sancti Spíritus, Guantánamo, and certain areas in Habana. Thanks to your donations, hundreds have now received food, clothes, shoes, mattresses, home appliances, amongst many other necessities. THANK YOU so much to everyone who donated. Your generosity is admirable and truly appreciated!

This past week I had the opportunity to see firsthand the damage specifically in Centro Habana. Although most homes have recovered by now, the people whose homes were severely damaged may not recover for a very long time. For now, they continue to live in damaged homes, but it is evident they will need to be relocated eventually. It is heartbreaking. To these people, every bit of help counts; and thanks to you all of you, we could bring them some relief.

Thank you for your compassion, generosity, and willingness to help. Our world needs more people like you.

Here are some photos from our friends at Caritas Cuba of the relief efforts funded by our campaign.
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We did it! We're glad to report that the 1st delivery of funds ($1500) successfully made it to Cuba on Friday, Sept. 15! We are now working directly with Caritas Cuba to help to the most affected parts of the island, i.e. Ciego de Avila. The team is now on its way to deliver clothes, food, mattresses, amongst other basic necessities, to the affected areas of the region. Thank you so much to everyone for your support! We could've have done this without every single one of you.

Please note the fund remains open for donations. The 2nd delivery of the funds will be done in the upcoming weeks. We will be sharing exact details soon.
Your continuous support deeply appreciated. Thank you so much!!
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Our fundraiser Help for Cuba after Hurricane Irma has reached 55% of its goal. Thanks to everyone who has donated thus far! You guys are amazing, and I am so grateful your generosity. Thank you SO MUCH!!! Let's continue spreading the word and get to 100%!!
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