Pilar’s Outreach and Fundraising
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Starting with the devastating earthquake that hit El Salcvador in 2001, Pilar’s Outreach has been taking an active role in organizing local fundraisers to provide funds for relief organizations that provide financial and logistical support to devastated or at risk communities in need around the world.
Pilar’s Outreach is a grassroots group that calls upon community members to come together when the need arises to reach out worldwide when the need arises. We provide educational fundraising events that are organized to meet the specific needs when disasters, both natural or man made, strike.
Because the specific needs, infrastructure, and resources differ around the world, Pilar’s Outreach has worked with a number of organizations that have been specifically chosen because of their unique expertise and active outreach in their parts of the world. Over the last 17 years, Pilar’s Outreach has partnered with a number of international NGO organizations as well as with the United Nations UNICEF, raising over $50,000.00 in funds that went directly to relief efforts around the world.
Organizations Pilar’s Outreach is Partners with:
SHARE Foundation – El Salvador Earthquakes
SHARE’s work includes binational projects and programming in El Salvador and the United States that support the following institutional core values:
Women's Empowerment: Provide access to education and opportunities for integrated development to women and girls in order to improve their economic, social and political positions in their communities and organizations.
Citizen Participation: Promote active participation in democratic processes, decision-making and advocacy campaigns.
Leadership Development: Cultivate the skills of a broader base of people including women and young people so that they can become democratic leaders and empower others.
Environmental Sustainability: Advocate and raise awareness about environmental justice, including prevention and responses to climate change.
Partners in Health – Haiti Earthquakes
Mission at PIH
Their mission is to provide a preferential option for the poor in health care. By establishing long-term relationships with sister organizations based in settings of poverty, Partners In Health strives to achieve two overarching goals: to bring the benefits of modern medical science to those most in need of them and to serve as an antidote to despair.
PIH draws on the resources of the world’s leading medical and academic institutions and on the lived experience of the world’s poorest and sickest communities. At its root, their mission is both medical and moral. It is based on solidarity, rather than charity alone.
When their patients are ill and have no access to care, their team of health professionals, scholars, and activists will do whatever it takes to make them well—just as they would do if a member of their own families or were ill.
UNICEF USA – Nepal Earthquake
When two earthquakes devastated Nepal in 2015 — affecting 1.1 million children and destroying thousands of homes, hospitals and schools — UNICEF sprang into action.
UNICEF provided immediate, on-the-ground emergency relief: food, clean water, shelter, healthcare, education and child protection services.
Washtenaw Congregational Sanctuary – Undocumented Immigrant sanctuary assistance and support in Washtenaw County
Washtenaw Congregational Sanctuary (WCS) is an interfaith coalition of congregations, and unaffiliated individuals, throughout Washtenaw County who have joined together to support immigrants and their families in our community. The group is led by the Interfaith Council for Peace and Justice (ICPJ) and the Washtenaw Interfaith Coalition for Immigrant Rights (WICIR). WCS formed in January 2017 in response to intensified and increasingly unjust activities of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in our community.
Doctors Without Borders – Yemen Civil War Medical Relief
The war in Yemen has inflicted terrible costs on civilians and pushed the health care system to the brink of collapse. Over half of the country’s medical facilities are closed, and many others are too damaged or lacking in personnel or needed supplies to provide care.
Yemenis trying to reach a functioning health care facility may face checkpoints, land mines, or snipers en route. Many people have to choose between using scarce funds to pay for medicine or food to feed their families.
Since the conflict escalated in March 2015, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has significantly expanded activities in Yemen. MSF treated more than 718,000 emergency room patients from March 2015 to December 2017. Teams treated more than 72,000 patients for war wounds and other intentional physical violence over the same period.
We thank everyone that has helped Pilar’s Outreach, that has now grown to become PILAR'S FOUNDATION, in its commitment to building a bridge between Washtenaw County and a World in Need!