Supporting the Orisha Community in Harvey’s Path

hurricane cloudCountless people have been impacted by Hurricane Harvey and many relief organizations (and individuals!) are on the ground lending a helping hand.  Texas is home to a sizable Orisha community, and Oloshas United (a national organization with 501(c)3 status) is focusing on helping those specifically within our community whose lives have been turned upside down by this devastating natural disaster.

I am not a member of Oloshas United, but I certainly respect the work they’re doing to educate and support people. They are accepting donations that will go directly into the hands of those who need it. Unlike when you donate to larger relief organizations, 100% of what you donate to Oloshas United will be used to help victims on the ground who are members of the Orisha community in Houston. Please donate if you can.

I lived through Hurricane Sandy in New York; the school where I teach still runs on a generator, and many of my students continue to be misplaced nearly five years later. I understand all too well that media coverage ends far sooner than people and their communities heal.

In further support of Oloshas United, I’m launching a relief discount code that doesn’t expire in the Orisha Tees online store. 100% of the proceeds will be forwarded to Oloshas United relief fund whenever you shop using the discount code texas at checkout.

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