Before we knew anything else about our 2019 itinerary, we knew we’d bring JoCo Cruise to Puerto Rico. It’s one of our all-time most popular destinations, which alone would have made it a shoo-in for our grand Caribbean return. And of course we wanted to show our solidarity with the island in the wake of Hurricane Maria. We’re also launching a fundraiser for Unidos Por Puerto Rico, an organization which facilitates and enables relief efforts on the ground throughout the island. JoCo Cruise is matching the first $10,000 contributions dollar-for-dollar, so if you’re able to help with the effort, visit the JoCo Cruise / Unidos Por Puerto Rico page on GoFundMe and chip in.
OUR MATCHING DONORS
In addition to JoCo Cruise, the following generous individuals and entities have pledged to match donations made to this campaign. These funds will be contirbuted via this page on March 13th, before the JoCo Cruise 2019 show in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
– JoCo Cruise: matching the first $10,000 (achieved!)
– Shane McDaniel: matching from $10k-$20k (achieved!)
– Anonymous: matching from $20k-$25k (achieved!)
– Michael Marineau from $25k-$35k (on our way!)
Which means if the community raises $35,000 here, a total of $70,000 will go to help the people of Puerto Rico. Thank you!
Wow. Just wow. Thanks to the generosity of this amazing community, we’ve met our $25,000 goal for helping Unidos help the people of Puerto Rico!
BUT WAIT… there’s more. An anonymous donor stepped up to match remaining $5k of the $25k goal, and now an Ultra Secret Matching Donor* will match the $10k beyond that. Meaning that if we reach the $35k on the GoFundMe campaign page, together with all the matching funds we will have raised $70,000 to help the people of Puerto Rico!
PLUS… we’re making arrangements to have local charities on-site at Bahia Urbana before and during the concert for you to meet, and who will be accepting donations (they’ll be able to accept credit cards.) We’ll have more details about them soon.
Thank you again to those who have been able to contribute to the campaign. This is a moment when everyone should feel especially proud to be part of the JoCo Cruise community.
*who may or may not** go by the name “Michael Marineau”
*whose name is Shane McDaniel. Thanks, Shane!
Fundraiser will end right before our land concert in San Juan on March 13, 2019. Special thanks to Alyshondra Meacham, Mary Robinette, and the Speculative Literature Foundation for their help in getting this fundraiser up and running. ABOUT UNIDOS POR PUERTO RICO (UNITED FOR PUERTO RICO) Unidos Por Puerto Rico is an initiative brought forth in 2017 by the First Lady of Puerto Rico, Beatriz Rossello, in collaboration with the private sector, to provide aid and support to those affected in Puerto Rico by the passage of Hurricanes Irma and Maria. The funds they collect are deployed throughout the island via small and large organizations for these purposes:
- Reconstruction and Housing
- Economic Development
- Social Welfare
- Water & Food
Please visit the Unidos Por Puerto Rico website for more complete information about the organization, and how it distributes its funds.