NFAND Episode 67 - Howard Jordan & Humanitarian Cheat Sheet

Oct 01, 2017, 10:27 AM

Episode 67 is the great Howard Jordan - he's a perfect match for today's times and Puerto Ricans.

Fierce and gracious both, the Mayor of San Juan. It appears true the administrations don't care if we die. It is so grotesque and real, it's unbelievable. So much so that you don’t believe it at first. Rats working behind the scenes, colluding, arguing, imposing bureaucratic paperwork before humanitarian urgency, lying, confusing the people, letting them rot so to speak. But then you see it, and it is nauseating. Words don’t come easy. I’m tense, irritable, working very hard to stay the course, sifting through emails and feeds looking for stuff, reading what is being said. I think all Puerto Ricans are adapting to everything being different. This Cheat Sheet keeps changing but it’s still made to help people. And, although I cannot foresee what the future holds in terms of people's behavior and their accountability to projects, in the whole I know people here are decent and they want to work hard. So go at it knowing the task will get done.

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Llamada Diaria - Red de Apoyo Mutuo Post María Gmail: apoyomutuopr@gmail.com | Twitter: @PRapoyo OJO:

Maritxel Carrero -father director of Mayaguez Medical Center (no water, 50% capacity) -Milton D Carrero - 410 Hostos Ave, Mayaguez PR 00680

Jennifer Concepcion | Center for Disease Control - ypi@cdc.gov They are in contact with folks on the ground in Puerto Rico for the first time. Focusing on water treatment

Karen Vega coordinates services to connect people without a home with social services. She stops working on Oct. 17 and will offer pro bono services to people arriving in US with medicaid, shelters, etc. | Her words: Are there any social workers getting organized? Bilingual social workers are needed here. Buscan gente joven buscando empleo. No pagan bien pero pagan. Mucho trabajo pero tiene su satisfacción porque van ayudar gente. puertorico.newyork.sw@gmail.com

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Rosa Cruz-Cordero - get on her list - rc1941@hunter.cuny.edu - monthly newsletter via Hunter College about news and events.

ACTIONS: Denise Solis / Bay area / 510-224-6692 / tallerbombalele@gmail.com / National DAY OF ACTION Oct 4th - calling out for forgiveness of debt, downtown Oakland, also something at LA (Merrill Lynch building) More info. on Facebook. We want all major cities to come out on Oct 4th. David Galarza, organizer Relieve/Rebuild Puerto Rico—New York | Release the relief

Cancel the Debt | Cancel Jones Rally next week at Folley Sq. Wednesday Oct 4th at 12PM | Independent Coalitions | Foundations for Maria Hurricane Relief

Carmelo Anthony Puerto Rico Relief - The Players Tribune Casa Pueblo - casapueblo.org - Very respected organization. Casa Pueblo is a self-managed community project that is committed to appreciating and protecting natural, cultural and human resources. They have helped protect the municipalities of Adjuntas, Utuado, Lares and Jayuya since 1980. Casa Pueblo has road clearing brigades as well as distributing goods. Email: mariolarosario@gmail.com

Efecto Sombrilla - efectosombrilla.org | Contact Tara: tara@efectosombrilla.org Uniting efforts of farmers around the island, have centers in Miramar Hato Rey ready to accept seeds, etc. Any help, ideas, contacts to get the sustainable agriculture back on their feet contact Tara

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