You can send water, light and love.
Join UNIVERSES: Puerto Rico Care Package (PR)- Hurricane Maria Relief by giving here:
Or you can purchase and send the items yourself through our Amazon Wish List at this link:
Our Puerto Rico is facing a humanitarian crisis, after Hurricane Maria devastated the Island, it's Infrastructure, it's People. As you know, part of or company are of Puerto Rican decent and in our work, UNIVERSES always lifts up from it's roots in the Black and Puerto Rican Communities; focusing on art and social justice.
In 2009 we created a work called "AMERIVILLE", which looked at The U.S. and it's response to catastrophic events in disadvantaged communities, through the lens of Hurricane Katrina and our brothers and sisters in New Orleans. It was a tough conversation to have then, and it's just as tough to have today. In "AMERIVILLE", we called on the collective love and action of the People of this Country, in helping their "fellow man" especially when the government fails us. We cried, "EVERYBODY ROW!", and that statement remains true. Puerto Rico is indeed and Island, isolated in the middle of "Big Big water" and the sharks are circling (a land grab preparing post Maria). We must ROW to save the people, with the swiftness.
From 2012-2016 in "PARTY PEOPLE", we focused on the revolutionaries of the 60's and 70's, namely the Black Panther Party and The Puerto Rican Young Lords (in collaboration with the Young Patriots, the American Indian Movement, Brown Berets, I Wor Kuen, etc.). Here, we highlighted how the people took to the streets to feed the children, care for the sick, and fight the insidious injustices against our communities. We talked about learning from the mistakes of our past and utilizing our collective knowledge to strategize and unite with community leaders and organizers "on the ground".
The time has come, again, for us to take action, beyond the stage.
UNIVERSES has already mobilized many in our mainland communities to come to the aid of our Mother Island. We know there are many worthy causes, and we encourage you, as we have, to give far and wide. The work to be done here is monumental. So we must engage at every micro and macro level. Through our on the island ground network, we are distributing Care Packages sent through our Care Package Wish List, from people all over the Country, through Amazon.com. In this way, people can chose whatever items they wish to send and our network will distribute to the neediest families across the island. We invite you to prepare your package today (http://a.co/0u708QA)
If you do not want to purchase care packages on your own, feel free to donate directly to UNIVERSES through our YouCaring Campaign (https://www.youcaring.com/puertorico-9744). We are on the ground, RIGHT NOW, and we are trying too help the people on your behalf. The road ahead is massive, Mother Nature is already trying to do it's part as we see the Island begin to green again, but we must help Puerto Rico's People Rise again. Our people are strong and determined, we must continue to give them the resources with which to succeed.
Join us in any way you can. No gift is too small. With Love, Respect and unending resolve.
Poder al Pueblo! All Power To The People!