YUCA’s Send Cubans Help
The underground movement (Young Urban Cuban Americans a.k.a YUCA) that was formed just a few months before the elections recently sent over 1000 lbs. worth of items to the Cuban people in Cuba.
Everything from medicine, clothing, foot wear and other daily necessities were sent by companies who offer “Envios”/“Deliveries” to Cuba.
The items sent to Cuba were paid and shipped by YUCA supporters, YUCA is a non incorporated organization that was started in Florida a few months before the 2004 elections, has gained strong support from the Cuban American born community.
“We do what we do out of love for the Cuban people and Cuba” says YUCA founder R. Garcia.
“We do not wan’t anything in return,we just wan’t to help our Cuban brothers and sisters”
The cost of purchasing the items to be shipped to Cuba came close to
$30K U.S. (out of pocket funds), with shipping being nearly half the cost,“It cost us anywhere from $10-$20 per pound to ship the items, “But it was damn well worth it” said one YUCA supporter.
YUCA’s who stand firmly against the embargo and restrictions the U.S. has enforced against Cuba for over 40 years, will continue to help when possible those in Cuba who are in desperate need of help and support.
“To the YUCA’s it is’nt about politics, it’s about humanity”