This organization the charity arm of Suits, Stilettos and Lipstick, a women's leadership and empowerment organization. Dr. Liz Rios is on the board of the Suits, Stilettos and Lipstick West Broward community. They are one of our Passion Cause Partners. They have been raising money to buy supplies for PR orphanages as well as general supplies for adults on the island that are distributed to a contact on the groud. Dr. Elizabeth King have sent over three planes to PR already through the efforts of a pilot family member and his work with National Air Transport. They have distributed supplies to medical clinic and orphanage as well as needed supplies to Vieques. We are trying to raise funds for more charter planes and more supplies. Donate here: Lipstick Foundation
Urban Strategies desires to improve the health, educational, social, and economic condition of children & families from marginalized populations. Working with the kind resources of national partners and local organizations like the Passion Center, they have started a new project Operation La Bienvenida to help welcome displaced Puerto Ricans. Originally, the idea was to welcome the 3,800 people that Royal Caribbean was dropping off on Oct 3rd. We found out that most of them were stranded tourists not all displaced Puerto Ricans. And that Royal was going to give them food, water and clothing as they got off the ship.
So now we turn our attention on welcoming them with follow-up care. We are working with local churches in South Florida and Central Florida to become distribution points for some much needed items once they are placed in temporary housing. If you would like to get involved with on the ground efforts, please sign up to be a volunteer below. To see a list of active projects by Urban Strategies go here.
The National Latino Evangelical Coalition (NaLEC) seeks to respond to a real need for Latino and Latina Evangelical voices committed to the common good and justice in the public sphere. Dr. Liz Rios is a Board member of NaLEC since its inception. Recently, due to the disaster of Hurricane Maria, NaLEC has been in Puerto Rico not only bringing needed supplies but getting the stories out of the people who need help desperately. To donate directly to their efforts please visit www.nalec.org
If you want to be part of the Passion Volunteer Tribe to work with this coalition of agencies in the South Florida area, please fill out the form below. We will get in contact with you when we have an assignment.