I am on the email list for the People's Hurricane Fund and received this update yesterday.
We have received a tremendous response to our call for help and we are greatly energized and excited by the growing network of activists out there who are willing to lend a hand at a moment's notice. Thanks so much for everything everyone is doing and has offered to do—it is truly amazing.
In light of the generous volume of responses, we have moved to set up a fund with the Vanguard Public Foundation, which has a long history of social justice activism and also has the staff capacity to manage this level of effort.
Please let everyone know that donations should be earmarked for the People's Hurricane Relief Fund and checks made out to:
Vanguard Public Foundation
383 Rhode Island St., Ste 301
San Francisco, CA 94103
We are working on creating a method by which people can donate via credit card. Until then, you can donate via credit card at the www.truemajority.org website to this fund at https://secure.truemajority.org/03/clu.
If you have supplies/in-kind donations to send, please send them to:
People's Hurricane Relief Fund c/o Ishmael Muhammad
440 N. Mills St., Suite 200, Jackson, MS 39202
Thank you again for all the work everyone is doing,
Louisiana Research Institute for Community Empowerment (LaRICE) bbelcore[at]hotmail[dot]com
In an email earlier this week, when Becky Belcore first announced this development, she also explained that Danny Glover is co-chair of the Board of Directors of the Vanguard Public Foundation.