Puerto Rico Recovery Fund
Livingston CARES Board of Directors voted to expand the scope of our work in Puerto Rico to include an appeal for
contributions to help with the recovery efforts related to both Hurricane Maria and the January 2020 earthquakes. Donations to the
Puerto Rico fund will be combined with a $1,000.00 grant from the Marge Harding Memorial Fund to Livingston CARES. The funds will be
used for special project needs identified by frontline host agencies in Puerto Rico and approved by the board of directors. The funds will not be used for travel expenses related to our Puerto Rico service trips.
Livingston Cares is sponsoring a March service trip to Puerto Rico during spring break with 9 students and 3 staff volunteers.
Unfortunately, we are not able to reschedule the January2020 trip that was cancelled due to the earthquakes. We have made a long-term
commitment to service work in Puerto Rico and will continue our service trips in January and March of 2021 and in future years similar
to the years of service (40 service trips) Livingston CARES did after Hurricane Katrina in Biloxi and Harrison County, Mississippi.
Individuals can donate to the Puerto Rico Recovery fund in several ways:
1) DONATE THROUGH VENMO
3) DONATE THROUGH PAYPAL
There is a dropdown menu that says, "Optional" when you reach the PayPal donation page, Please click this menu and then click "Puerto Rico Recovery Fund" before you check out.
You can use your personal PayPal account or check out with a credit/debit card.
The Livingston CARES board also explored ways aligning with our mission of "humanitarian projects including disaster relief and recovery efforts" to support recovery efforts in Australia. There are many worthy organizations in Australia working on immediate relief to both people and wildlife impacted by the fires and on long-term recovery. We encourage individuals in the Livingston County area to consider donating to one or more of them.
Here is a list of organizations to consider:
Wildlife – Animals Australia, New South Wales Wildlife Information,
Rescue, and Education Services (WIRES), Wildlife Victoria, Fauna
Rescue, Wildlife Preservation Society of Queensland, World Wildlife
People – Red Cross of Australia, the Salvation Army of Australia
Firefighting Services – NSW Rural Firefighters, Country Fire Authority
All these organizations accept monetary donations on their websites.
Donations can also be made to Livingston CARES general operating funds:
You may donate to Livingston CARES through a mail-in donation or directly through the Network for Good or PayPal (see below for details). To send a donation, download and print the below gift form to enclose with your tax-deductible donation of a check made payable to Livingston CARES. Completed forms and checks can be sent to:
Livingston County CARES
c/o Center for Community
MacVittie College Union, Room 353
1 College Circle
Geneseo, NY 14454
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