Hurricane Irma Relief in Cuba
In response to the tragic news about Hurricane Irma’s devastating effect on the entire island, proceeds generated from the Cuban art and music events hosted by Californians Building Bridges in September of 2017 were directed to hurricane relief in Cuba.
Hurricane Irma hit the island on the evening of September 8th as a Category 5 storm, tearing through the entire country harder than anyone had predicted. The high winds tore roofs from buildings, uprooted trees, toppled power lines, and blocked roads across central and northern Cuba. Coastal towns and cities were swamped and low-lying neighborhoods in Havana were flooded by storm surge waters.
In partnership with Father Usera’s Daycare Center, a private organization serving local families in Havana, CBB directed all funds towards families in need of relief from the effects of the hurricane.
Our federal tax identification number is 27-3261715
Californians Building Bridges (CBB) is a 501 c (3) organization that supports cultural, humanitarian and entrepreneurial exchange between the people of Cuba and California, through the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) "people-to-people" general travel license.
This program was designed to create a deeper understanding of both American and Cuban culture, to promote their shared values and dreams for an economically prosperous future for Cuba, and foster an open-minded relationship between our countries, within the confines of our governments’ limitations.