Over the past few months, a string of natural disasters have heavily impacted the United States and our neighbors. As a community, our prayers are with those who have lost loved ones, and our hearts go out to all who have been affected.
One of the most devastated areas is an often overlooked U.S. territory, Puerto Rico, and Americans are still suffering as almost 75 percent of the island lacks electricity and approximately one million people still lack running water.
On October 7, Former Mayor and Chamber Chairman Henry Cisneros, along with Mayor Nirenberg, launched a campaign to raise money for medically related supplies to continue to help restock the clinics. So far, the American Sunrise, a non-profit community builder founded by Cisneros and his wife, have raised almost $14,000, but we can still do more to help.
To donate, please visit their Puerto Rico Relief page.
And, as another reminder, just as our friends in Mexico assisted Texas with Hurricane Harvey recovery, Texas stands ready to help Mexico City and the surrounding areas that were affected by earthquakes. If you are interested in making a donation to assist the victims of Mexico’s earthquake, our friends at Vantage Bank Texas have set up a special fund. You may donate by:
1. Personally visiting the following Vantage Bank Texas Locations
2. Via Electronic transfer to
Vantage Bank Texas
Acct Name: Victims of Mexico Earthquake
Acct # 2700629714
Routing #: 114912589 (for direct transfers)
3. Mailing a check to either branches listed above.
Thank you in advance for your generosity and willingness to help Puerto Rico and our neighbors in Mexico.