Dear Friends,

Four years ago, our community was extremely generous in helping to provide relief to the thousands of victims of Hurricanes Gustav and Ike in Cuba. This year, Hurricane Sandy has been no less devastating to our brothers and sisters in the island. Early reports state that at least 11 people have died and more than 130,000 homes have been damaged, including 15,400 that were destroyed, and many others left without roofs, electricity or water. The devastation is severe and you can see pictures of it here.

Thousands of Cuban families need our help urgently. Thus the Cuba Study Group and Friends of Caritas Cubana are working together to raise money to help the victims of this disaster.

We encourage you to make a contribution as soon as possible to ensure that assistance reaches the Cuban victims of this hurricane expeditiously.   

You can make a donation today by visiting the Friends of Caritas Cubana website here, or by mailing a check to the following address:

Friends of Caritas Cubana
81 Washington Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02140

All monies raised through this effort will be deposited by Friends of Caritas Cubana into a segregated account and will be disbursed to Caritas Cubana and other entities of the Catholic Church operating in Cuba. Friends of Caritas Cubana (Tax ID 20 3023256; FL ID CH31539) is licensed to send money and materials to Cuba by OFAC and contributions are tax-deductible.

For assistance on making a donation, or for answers to any comments or questions you may have, please do not hesitate to contact Ricardo Herrero at ricardo.herrero@cubastudygroup.org.

Thank you for your help.

Carlos Saladrigas

Co-Chairman

Cuba Study Group



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