Our dear brother, Samuel Sanchez, had a stroke about three weeks ago and is now at a rehabilitation center in Brooklyn where he will be for a number of months. Sam is a Brooklyn native and has been involved in community empowerment efforts all his life through the Puerto Rican Freedom Movement, the struggle for police accountability in NYC, teaching his Prolific Peace curriculum to young people in East Harlem and now Brooklyn, and his social justice ministry as a Deacon in the Presbyterian Church. Sam has always been a frontline brother. He has always preferred to do the direct work and exercise a form of servant leadership that we all admire. He has been a mentor, teacher, strong rock, and constant friend to generations of Latino and Black activists. Many call him Padrino.
Sam and his wife, Nancy Nevarez, now need our help. Sam cannot work since the stroke has effected his mobility. We are asking that people contribute whatever they can to help Nancy meet her financial needs without Sam's help for now. Sam has always stood by us. It is time for all of us to give generously to this great brother.
Sam has always taught us that "Unity in the community comes from shared concrete needs." We now know what he needs from us and how we can build unity by sharing our economic resources and prayers for Sam and to help Nancy. Please give today and repost this request on your various social media platforms. Let's do this people! Sam needs us and we must respond. Thank you so much for your support and continued prayers and thoughts for Sam's restoration to full health.
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