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Volunteers Needed to Help Hurricane Victims in New Haven

Urgent Request:

Volunteers Needed to Help Hurricane Disaster Victims in New Haven. Please Spread the Word...

U.S. Citizens whose lives have been severely disrupted by Hurricane Maria, who have lost their homes, their jobs, and in some cases their loved ones, are arriving in New Haven every day. These fellow U.S. citizens come here because of a family or a historic connection to our city. Like most disaster victims they arrive with few resources.

JUNTA for Progressive Action is acting as the Central Resource Center for Victims of Hurricane Maria who have evacuated to New Haven. Volunteer help is needed!

HOW YOU Can Help:

Option 1: If you are bilingual (English/Spanish), feel comfortable speaking on the phone and are available 9:30 am to 1pm or 2 - 5pm, Monday through Thursday, JUNTA needs your help. Basic computer skills are helpful but not required for this volunteer opportunity.

Option 2: If you are not bilingual, you can help by sharing this information with people you know who might be able to assist. Anyone you know who is able to help is more likely to help if they are asked to do so by someone they know.

Option 3: Of course, anyone who wants to help by donating funds is welcome to make a tax deductible donation to JUNTA.

Option 4: JUNTA is also collecting winter clothing: coats, sweaters, scarfs, hats and gloves, as well as winter-appropriate shoes for children, women and men.

 

If you want to help click on this link to share information about your availability.

Note: Thank you to the City of New Haven for creating this volunteer matching page to help Junta and the people who want to volunteer.

Donations: Online click here

If you prefer to send a check in the mail: JUNTA for Progressive Action 169 Grand Avenue
New Haven, CT 06513

 

JUNTA for Progressive Action is New Haven's oldest Spanish speaking social service agency. JUNTA provides numerous services to disaster victims, including registering for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) assistance and accessing resources to meet critical needs including SNAP, food, medical care, insurance, emergency transportation, clothing, furniture, energy assistance, English classes, computer classes, diapers, legal services, children’s after school program, cell phones, assistance for the elderly, and translation. 

 

 

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