The Cape and Islands United Way is mobilizing its resources to assist the Venezuelan immigrants who arrived on Martha's Vineyard on Wednesday night.
Venezuelan migrants stand outside St. Andrew's Church in Edgartown, Massachusetts, U.S. September 14, 2022. Ray Ewing/Vineyard Gazette/Handout via REUTERS
The Cape and Islands United Way's Martha's Vineyard impact chair, Mike Bellissimo is working closely with our team to respond to the needs. "We don't see this as political, but humanitarian" said Bellissimo.
MA State Representative Dylan Fernades tweeted, "These immigrants were not met with chaos, they were met with compassion. We are a community & nation that is stronger because of immigrants. The community coming together with water, food, interpretation help, & resources to support these families represent the best of America."
To support the efforts, please consider a contribution to our Community Response Fund, dedicated to emergency needs in our communities.