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Supporting disaster recovery efforts in Texas, Puerto Rico, and Mexico

Supporting disaster recovery efforts in Texas, Puerto Rico, and Mexico

A statement from Beneficial State Bank Co-CEOs, Kat Taylor and Dan Skaff, and Beneficial State Foundation Executive Director, Salvador Menjivar.

“Climate Change Affects Us All” from People’s Climate March in 2014 courtesy of Creative Resistance

Over the last few weeks we have witnessed with great sadness the immense human suffering and devastation from natural disasters in the US, Mexico and other parts of the world.

In many cases, we see the direct correlation between these events and climate change, from the torrential monsoon rains in Bangladesh, India and Nepal, which have left thousands dead and millions homeless, to the hurricanes that have battered Texas, Florida, and many Caribbean islands.

Last week Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico and consecutive earthquakes in Mexico added insult to injury, especially to those already living in precarious conditions. We can’t ignore these tragedies and as global citizens we want to express our most profound sentiment of solidarity with those who are suffering.

The Beneficial State family of organizations was founded with the principle that we must serve our communities by helping to build an equitable society in which everyone prospers. In that spirit, Beneficial State has made donations to several disaster recovery funds, and we urge our allies and friends to do the same. We believe that it is the power of many coming together to support the victims of these disasters that can help alleviate the pain of our fellow citizens.

We made donations to the following organizations. Please feel free to share this list with friends and family.

In Mexico, we donated to UNICEF Mexico.

In Texas, we donated to the Texas Organizing Project.

In Puerto Rico, we donated to UNICEF.