Our practice here at UUSM is to dedicate 40% of our non-pledge Sunday offerings to organizations doing work in the world that advances our Unitarian Universalist principles; 60% of the offering is used to support the life of our church. This month, 40% of our Sunday offerings will go to the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC) to support their Hurricane Dorian Relief fund.
UUSC has spent 80 years providing help to those who have struggled against unjust power structures, governments, and systems. They’ve devoted their resources to assisting those who are rendered powerless due to xenophobia, racism, and bigotry.
Hurricane Dorian has brought to light incredible underlying inequities on Great Abaco Island in the Bahamas. Thousands of Haitian migrants live in large shantytowns. Working low-wage jobs, they live in poverty and are often mistreated and exploited due to language barriers and their undocumented status.
UUSC will partner with local groups to assess the greatest threats survivors face and put together an emergency crisis response. They’ll focus especially on the Haitian migrant community on Abaco Island and other groups most likely to fall through the cracks of traditional rescue and relief efforts. As in any emergency response, UUSC also works to plan for long-term relief and equitable recovery—part of their ongoing work with those displaced by the climate crisis. For more information, visit the UUSC website.
UUSM’s Generous Congregation supports our church community. And together, we uplift the reach and impact of vital organizations doing work we could not do on our own.
Please consider supporting the mission of our church, and the UU Service Committee’s efforts to aid vulnerable communities affected by Hurricane Dorian. To give right now, text “$10 GCC” to 844-982-0209. (One-time-only credit card registration required.)