Earlier this week, we shared the story of Olivia, a YES Prep alumna with young siblings who was airlifted off the roof of her house. So many of our students and their families have experienced similar hardships. Because of your donations and your commitment to sharing our call for relief, we have raised $540,000. With your continued help, we can achieve our goal of raising $600,000— 100% of which will go directly to support the relief effort for our families hit hardest by the storm.
Additionally, if you or those in your network are looking for other ways to give, we've now set up an Amazon wish list for critically needed items like clothing, school supplies, cleaning supplies, baby items, and more. This option, which works similarly to a gift registry, allows any individual to view needed items and make purchases that will be sent directly to YES Prep for distribution to families.
We are deeply honored by the trust that donors show in YES Prep when they choose to make a contribution to our relief fund. Please accept our assurances that we will work diligently to ensure that every dollar get into the hands of those who need it as swiftly as possible. Our amazing school leaders and school counselors are in direct contact with YES Prep families, so we have a direct means to identify needs and swiftly distribute resources. We also will communicate with all donors about the use of the funds and the impact of the extraordinary generosity.
Thank you again for your incredible generosity and for raising awareness of the giving opportunity through your networks, family, and friends.