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Earthquake Aid: Catholic Charities Responds to Call for Help from Puerto Rico

Posted on January 13, 2020 at 6:45 PM

A Media Advisory has been released by El Comité Noviembre aimed at providing assistance to Puerto Rico.  Click here to access the Catholic Charities donations page directly.  You can share and print out a copy of El Comité Noviembre's Media Advisory.  Note that the downloadable copy (English) and the downloadable copy (Spanish) both contain active hyperlinks to the Catholic Charities site as well.  El Comité Noviembre's Media Advisory follows in English and Spanish. 

Note:  Although the meeting at the Silberman Library has already passed, the collection at Catholic Charities continues.  Please contact El Comité Noviembre for current details.

Governor Cuomo Announces 2019 Start of New York Stands with Puerto Rico Recovery and Rebuilding Initiative

Posted on January 13, 2020 at 5:35 PM

Cick here to learn of Cuomo's 2019 initiative to support Puerto Rico.

12 Days of Gratitude Challenge

Posted on December 5, 2019 at 1:15 AM

The holidays are heading our way and some of us are not really ready for the activities or the festivities. It is in that spirit of attending to our health, as well as the potential for fun that I'm sharing this link.

Let’s enjoy our life the best way we can and be mindful of the people who are homeless! Or less fortunate this year.  I pray for all of us to continue to be well and happy ... we have a lot to be grateful about as we head to the year “2020."

Moving forward!


Sandra Rivera

President of NACOPRW NY Chapter

The Passing of Vera Clemente

Posted on December 3, 2019 at 10:05 PM

Roberto Clemente's widow passed away in November 2019.

President Sandra Rivera expressed her sentiments, "We lost a beautiful Puerto Rican woman who helped all of us grow for a better tomorrow.  Our condolences to her family and friends.  May Sra. Clemente Rest In Peace.... she will be greatly missed. God bless her."

Maria Román Dumén Recieves Honor from Bronx President Rubén Díaz Jr.

Posted on November 28, 2019 at 1:00 AM

Click here to learn more details.

D-Day for Rikers Near!

Posted on October 17, 2019 at 9:50 AM

President Rivera requested that this particular news from AM New York published on 10/16/2019 discussing Rikers be shared with the community.  You may view the report by clicking here.

How MLB's Chief Diversity And Inclusion Officer Champions Women In Baseball

Posted on May 11, 2019 at 12:50 AM

Click here to learn more regarding this story.

New York Stands With Puerto Rico Initiative

Posted on September 29, 2018 at 9:40 PM

Governor Cuomo has established a continuing process of support for assisting Puerto Rico, called New York Stands With Puerto Rico.  Selected photos of this event in which our Chapter participated in can be found here.

[PSC-EJWG] Fantastic article on Puerto Rico by Naomi Klein and featuring Elizabeth Y'eampierre

Posted on March 26, 2018 at 11:45 AM

A message from former President Centeno with important references to Vieques.

Warning: This is a long article but it is totally worth reading every bit of it. It looks at disaster capitalism in PR and, moreover, the organization of Puerto Ricans to develop both renewable and decentralized energy and to advance agro-ecological farming to feed the people.

Please share!