The UU College of Social Justice is closely monitoring developments on the ground in both Texas and Florida as communities begin to assess the damage and map their way forward. In the coming weeks and months we will be in close touch with our colleagues at the UUA and UUSC, with grassroots partners on the ground, and with the affected UU communities.
Our role will be determining where and when volunteers from outside the area can usefully contribute to recovery, and then helping to coordinate cohorts of volunteers. As a first step we are collecting information on skills and availability of those who would like to help. Please be aware that in the wake of disasters, volunteers can sometimes contribute to the problems on the ground, even when they arrive with the best of intentions. We ask for your patience as the communities most impacted figure out what they most need, and what skills can be of use in the long months of rebuilding ahead.