UU causes are supported by the UUFP members and friends to help make our world more just and sustainable in covenant with our UUA Principles.
The UUFP Garden members help to provide food for those in need in the local Pottstown area through the Pottstown Cluster. Vegetables are grown in the garden on the grounds of UUFP and cared for by our UUFP members and friends. See the “UUFP Garden” section under “Activities to Join” to follow us and for updates.
Hurricane Disaster Relief: October 1 and Oct 15th Special Collections
Harvey, Irma, Jose, and Maria: are the names of the recent and powerful hurricanes that have devastated small islands and major US cities. Maria, the latest Category 5 storm, began its path of destruction by pummeling the Commonwealth of Dominica, a tiny sovereign island country in the Caribbean. Two days later the slightly weakened Category 4 storm unleashed its wrath on Puerto Rico, which was still reeling from the impacts of Irma.
UUFP is taking special collections this month, next date October 15th, to send to the UUA Disaster Relief fund for the UUA Service Committee (UUSC).
HOW THE UUA UUSC RESPONDS TO HUMANITARIAN CRISES
UUSC responds strategically to disaster situations where human rights are threatened, focusing on the rights of marginalized and oppressed people. We work with the understanding that disasters, be they wars or hurricanes, tend to hurt most those who are already marginalized in society.
In times of disaster, our members and supporters look to us to provide leadership and an effective relief response that reflects the values underlying universal human rights, such as the equality and dignity of all people.
Because local responders are usually the first and best responders after disaster, UUSC works in close partnership with like-minded local organizations already working on the ground. Their firsthand knowledge of their communities enhances their ability to assist and support people in crisis, particularly marginalized groups, such as minorities, who are often left behind by traditional relief efforts.
After large-scale disasters, such as Hurricane Katrina and the Typhoon Haiyan in the Phippines, UUSC and the Unitarian Universalist Association launch a joint appeal for humanitarian relief donations. Together, we have directed millions of dollars of relief aid toward disaster-affected communities in the United States and around the world.
For more information, consult our web page of frequently asked questions about how UUSC responds to disasters and humanitarian crises.
UUSC is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation. All donations are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.