Join Alturi, Atlantis Events and RSVP Vacations to support LGBTI communities across the Caribbean. Following the destruction of hurricanes Irma and Maria, people marginalized by their sexual orientation or gender identity are more vulnerable than ever.
We are raising money to support Centro Comunitario LGBTT de Puerto Rico and CVC: Caribbean Vulnerable Communities which works in 32 countries and are providing direct relief in St. Martin, Anguilla, and Dominica. Your donations will purchase and supply hard-to-come-by essentials for community members.
We are allocating 60% of your donation to Puerto Rico and 40% to other Caribbean communities.
Across the Caribbean, it can be extremely difficult to reach members of the LGBT community, but in the wake of Irma’s and Maria's destruction, reach them we must. Emergencies exacerbate prejudices and make marginalized people more vulnerable. As we saw after the 2008 earthquake in Haiti, gay men who were blamed for the disaster by fundamentalist religious groups were denied food and water aid due to a rationing plan that excluded households without females.
Alturi is partnering with CVC offering support through their Emergency Relief Fund to people who have suffered from the recent hurricanes. This Fund will help CVC’s partner organizations provide desperately needed vital services that address immediate basic needs for people who suffer discrimination. Please donate below. Your tax-deductible donation will help those who most need it after the destruction of hurricane Irma.
How Your Donation Helps
- $15 - Provides Emergency Food and Water
- $25 - Provides Emergency Clothing for Dislocated Folks
- $50 - Helps Locate Long-Term Shelter
- $100 - Supports On-the-Ground Organizers Assist Those in Need
- $250 - Helps Rebuild the Homes of Dislocated Folks