We wanted to update everyone on the money that has been raised for Batay Ouvriye , as well as what Batay Ouvriye has said they will use it for. In the next week we will have a report of BO’s activities with more detail.
So far $6,724 has been donated and we have been able to distribute $2,320 to Batay Ouvriye.
If you would like to donate there are three ways to do so:
Mail: Miami Workers Center, 6127 Northwest 7th Avenue, Miami, FL 33127-1111 Please write “for MAS/BO” on the memo line
Bank: City National Bank of New Jersey
900 Broad Street, Newark, NJ 07102
ABA Number: 0212-0163-9 City of NJ Newark
For further credit to:
Account Number: 01 000 9845
Account Name: Batay Ouvriye
Account Address: Ave. Jean Paul II, # 7
Here is a direct quote from BO’s appeal letter sent on January 20th, breaking down their expenditures:
According to the inventory we have made up to now, here are our most immediate needs:
Destroyed homes US $ 50,000.00
Destroyed belongings 20,000.00
Hurt, crippled 10,000,00
Daily existence 30,000.00
Dealing with deaths 10,000.00
Total US $ 120,000.00
We need to add 40% to this calculation because the various prices keep skyrocketing and will continue to do so. So, the real TOTAL of this section is about: $US 170,000.00.
We will continue to send updates periodically. If you want to contact us directly our email address is firstname.lastname@example.org or you can visit our blog http://miamiautonomyandsolidarity.wordpress.com/ which will also contain updated information.
Miami Autonomy and Solidarity