“This is the time to unify and support each other—within our community and with other communities. The Hispanic Star Hubs are a powerful network of support where companies and individuals can engage and be part of change at the local level."
MCALLEN, Texas (PRWEB) June 13, 2020
We Are All Human, a national nonprofit whose mission is to advocate for every human to be respected and empowered by focusing on our common humanity, launched the Hispanic Star Hubs nationwide to be activated during the “Hispanic Star Month of Action” to bring local solutions to local priorities, particularly focused on people affected by COVID-19.
Hispanic Star, a collective platform to unify Hispanics in the US and celebrate their contributions to the country, engaged Hispanic Star Hub Leaders of several major American cities during the Month of Action to activate a recovery plan or launch charitable projects to support the Hispanic community. Love Soldiers, a McAllen, Texas-based nonprofit is the Hispanic Star’s operational and fundraising arm.
The mission of this initiative is to mitigate the negative impact of this pandemic in our daily lives and the economy at the local level.
The following are Hispanic Star Hubs who are managing specific projects in the United States. COVID-19 sanitary protocols are being enforced:
- The Houston Hub oversaw a food drive campaign that delivered 2,500 grocery baskets to 5,000 people in Houston.
- The McAllen Hub oversaw a food drive campaign that covered 18 cities in the Rio Grande Valley area. The effort brought more than 5,500 grocery baskets to more than 10,000 residents.
- The New Jersey Hub will oversee a campaign to help small businesses. donating $10,000 to several business owners with rent payment and strategy and consulting services.
- The Chicago Hub oversaw three curbside food donation drives and mask giveaways to help residents in Chicago’s Little Village and Belmont-Cragin neighborhoods. In total, 2,100 boxes were given to residents.
- The Washington DC Hub will oversee a campaign to support small businesses. The campaign is joining efforts to donate $15,000 to several business
- The Los Angeles Hub is overseeing a project to enlist Los Angeles-based influencers to read ethnically diverse books as they host virtual story times for children on their social media channels.
- The New York Hub will oversee a campaign where 100 families will receive $50 to cover Internet access fees.
- Philadelphia Hub will oversee two special projects. One is the delivery of 1,000 grocery baskets during a curbside donation drive. Also, the Hub and Drexel University will join efforts to do a fundraising drive to support college students with a goal of $1,500 to provide up to three awards of $500 each.
- The Miami Hub will oversee the Miami Health Heroes 500 Acts of Service Campaign that thanks all these first responders who are saving lives during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- The Denver Hub will oversee the campaign to help 50 families with $250 to cover their utility bills.
- The Salt Lake City Hub will oversee a campaign that brings 1,000 donated mixed fruit and vegetable grocery baskets to support that city’s Hispanic community.
We Are All Human Founder and CEO Claudia Romo-Edelman is proud of these Hubs and their members stepping up to the plate to oversee projects that will encourage the public to participate in many ways.
“This is the time to unify and support each other—within our community and with other communities,” she said. “We need to hire from each other, support each other and mentor each other. The Hispanic Star Hubs are a powerful network of support where companies and individuals can engage and be part of change at the local level. This is even more important in an electoral year, when it is crucial to incentivize civic engagement and encourage the community’s participation in the 2020 Census and register to vote.”
National Hub Director and successful Latina entrepreneur Perla Tamez personally saw how these charitable projects have made a great and significant difference to Hispanics across the country.
“We knew of the great suffering and depression felt by many in the Hispanic community and we were ready to serve no matter how large the number of people,” she said. “Seeing the people line up in the cars and handing them fresh food and other essentials brought immense joy and happiness to my and my volunteers’ hearts because we knew we were helping even in a small way.”
For more information about the Hispanic Month of Action, please visit https://hispanicstar.org/.
About We Are All Human
The We Are All Human Foundation is a registered 501(c) 3 non-profit devoted to equity, diversity and inclusion. Made up of an experienced group of marketers and sustainability activists with backgrounds from the United Nations, global affairs, media, and the corporate world, our team is committed to making change through collective action. Our purpose is to maximize the volume of diverse voices, facilitate action-oriented conversations with input from all stakeholders, research the gaps for areas of continuous improvement and support the creation of inclusive environments.
For more information, please visit: https://hispanicstar.org/.
About Love Soldiers
Based in McAllen, Texas, Love Soldiers is a nonprofit organization that creates strategic alliances with other nonprofits, groups and community organizations to bring resources to underprivileged communities around the United States. The nonprofit’s mission is to activate Love Soldiers to do acts of kindness in their communities. For more information, visit http://www.thelovesoldiers.org.