My dear friends, with great sadness and concern, I have followed the recent, catastrophic events in Mexico City and Puerto Rico. Following these tragedies, I could not help but remember the difficult moments we all experienced 32 years ago, during the 1985 Mexico City earthquake.
I encourage everyone to be inspired by the people of Mexico and Puerto Rico, where everyone – young and old, man and woman, artists and friends – has joined together to help in efforts towards rescue and relief.
I am humbly reaching out to you to join me in this Crowdrise campaign to respond to these devastating events. With your support, we will donate 100% of funds raised through the Plácido and Marta Domingo Foundation to the Mexican Red Cross, Embracing Puerto Rico, the Hispanic Federation, and United for Puerto Rico:
- 50% of funds raised will go to the Mexican Red Cross
- 20% of funds raised will go to Embracing Puerto Rico, led by Fundación Banco Popular
- 15% of funds raised will go to the Hispanic Federation
- 15% of funds raised will go to United for Puerto Rico
These charities are all doing excellent and essential work to help people recover from these disasters and to help people to reclaim their lives.
I know that it can be difficult to volunteer and donate, but I also know that all of us, together, can work to rebuild my dear Mexico and Puerto Rico. Any donation – even just $1 – will make a difference. I will personally match all of your generous contributions dollar for dollar up to our goal of $50,000.
Thank you for your support and generosity. God bless you!