Hurricane Irma Solidarity Network
Who Keep us Safe? We Keep Us Safe!
Hurricane Irma hit South Florida Saturday, September 9. We need your help to ensure the South Miami Dade area has the supplies and resources it needs for survival. The South Miami Dade area is considered the rural part of Miami and is often overlooked by mainstream media, however it has always suffered the most and been hit the hardest by hurricanes. The South Miami Dade area is made up of Black, immigrant and migrant people who are the most vulnerable.
Coalition member and Miami-born organizer Brittany Williams is in South Florida leading the Hurricane Irma Solidarity Network. Brittany, along with national partners Black Alliance for Just Immigration, Million Hoodies Movement for Justice, Safety Pin Box, and Coalition to Support Racial Justice Organizing have teamed up to ensure communities of South Miami Dade have resources and funds they need for survival.
The Hurricane Irma Solidarity Network is raising money to go directly to Black women in South Florida. There are three distribution centers ready to accept supplies as soon delivery becomes possible. All money and supplies will go directly to Black communities in the South Florida area.
Take action and show solidarity. Here’s what you can do in order of importance:
1. Send money directly to Black women in South Florida via Cash.Me app or PayPal. Open the #SupportBlackWomenMIA list and pick more than one woman on the list to PayPal or Cash app. Suggestion for choosing from the list: pick the first person whose name begins with the same letter as yours, then pick another person whose name begins with the same letter as your mother’s first name. Be GENEROUS. (Think of what you spend on coffee or alcohol, then double it.) Share the above graphic and link. (Credit: Dr. Roni Dean-Burren via Leslie Mac.)
2. $upport and PLEASE SHARE the Coalition’s YouCaring Irma Fund that will go directly to Black communities in South Miami. This fund is for long-term needs like helping folks pay rent, pay utility bills, repairs, etc. Donate here. (Landlords still make you pay in a natural disaster.)