My mind can hardly wrap itself around the catastrophic photos coming out of Mexico, Puerto Rico, Dominica and all of the islands affected by both Hurricanes Irma and Maria. Seeing families searching for loved ones in Mexico City after the earthquake and watching as our friends at (where our dogs Hope and Winky were rescued) desperately try to support those at their home base in has been heartbreaking, to say the very least. So as we head into the weekend, the only thing on my mind is: how can we help? Rather than our typical wrap-up and links out to other sites this week, this post is dedicated to ways you can support those trying to rebuild, from Houston to Mexico City to the Caribbean.
If you know of any other organizations doing great work, please feel free to share them below. We will continue to look for ways to help and give back individually and as a company here at Design*Droits-Humains, so stay tuned for more updates as electricity and connections resume in these areas and direct calls for support start to be shared. Our hearts are with everyone affected by these horrifying natural disasters.
*Artwork above by , author of last week’s essay about Artists and Social/Political Responsibility.
- (a comprehensive list at HuffPo)
- (Fortune Mag)
- (NY Times)
- s (Remezcla)
- (Vero Vuela)
- (Rosa A. Clemente)
- (Double the Donation)
- Houston is struggling to rebuild and there are many organizations still in need of funds, supplies and basic personal goods. are a to get .
- and address how undocumented immigrants are struggling to rebuild without the access and support others have. is doing a lot of great work to support this community in Houston.