Wednesday, September 10, 2008


Dear Friends,

Like all of you, IFCO has been watching with heavy hearts as Hurricanes Gustav, Hannah and Ike have ravaged the Caribbean.

IFCO is organizing a variety of disaster responses this week.

Here is how you can help:

1. Help us organize an IFCO-Pastors for Peace Construction Brigade
of 30-50 skilled carpenters, electricians, plumbers, etc. They and a small number of support individuals will travel to Cuba for approximately two weeks to assist in the reconstruction of social projects-i.e. schools, hospitals, medical facilities, home for the elderly, etc

This brigade will arrive in Cuba with tools and humanitarian aid collected from our friends.

As usual this aid will be delivered to the Ecumenical Distribution Committee which will distribute the aid wherever it is needed most.

2. Help us organize a mini-caravan to gather aid that Cuba says they need.

3. Send a generous donation. IFCO has established a Hurricane Relief Fund to respond as best we can to the needs of our brothers and sisters in Cuba.

The magnitude of need in Cuba has reached historic proportions. Each of us can contribute in some way to the recovery effort.

Our friends in Cuba need our support now more than ever before.

Please be as generous as you can. Send your tax-exempt contributions to IFCO, 418 W. 145th Street, New York, NY 10031 212-926-5757 by phone or by snail mail or donate online at our website.

Let us help Cuba rebuild with no strings attached!

All contributions are tax deductible. IFCO is a 501c3 non profit organization.

And please don't forget to urge other people of faith, conscience and good will to contribute in any way possible to this effort.

Important: Please designate all contributions with the word Hurricane. Do not use the word "Cuba" in the subject notation line of your check or with an online donation.

Donating on line is safe, simple and straight forward:
Go to contributions online

Designate your donation amount and write Hurricane Relief in the box online

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