How to help people in Puerto Rico recover from Hurricane Fiona - IgbohoConnect

After Hurricane Fiona made landfall in southwestern Puerto Rico on Sunday, residents are recovering from the heavy rain and lashing winds that caused an island-wide blackout over the weekend.

How to help people in Puerto Rico recover from Hurricane Fiona

More than 1.3 million people on the island were still without power as of Monday night.

President Joe Biden declared a state of emergency in Puerto Rico, directing the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to coordinate disaster relief efforts for the island’s residents.

The following is a non-exhaustive and growing list of organizations requesting assistance.
Donations can be made by following the links to their respective websites or social media pages.

Brigada Solidaria del Oeste

The Puerto Rican mutual-aid group is asking for donations of emergency essentials for residents, including first-aid kits, water filters, solar lamps and water purification tablets.

In addition to emergency essentials, the organization is also welcoming monetary donations as another form of direct aid and support.


Global Giving

Global Giving, a nonprofit that supports and connects other nonprofits with donors, has established the “Hurricane Fiona Relief Fund,” with the goal of raising $1 million to assist residents of the island and other Caribbean communities.

According to Global Giving, the funds raised will help first responders “meet survivors’ immediate needs” for food, shelter, fuel, clean water, and hygiene products.

Hispanic Federation

The nonprofit, which provides support to Latino communities across the U.S., says the organization is already on the ground in Puerto Rico providing emergency relief services and essential supplies to communities across the island.

“Because Puerto Rico is still rebuilding from the damage of Maria, the flooding and power outages caused by Fiona are already far more severe and life-threatening than they should be,” according to the organization.

Taller Salud

The women-led nonprofit is coordinating hurricane relief efforts across the island, accepting donations of items such as nonperishable food, adult and baby diapers, gallons of water, toiletries and more.

The nonprofit is also accepting monetary donations via PayPal or on its website.


PRxPR Relief and Rebuild Fund, launched in the wake of Hurricane Maria by Puerto Rican business leaders in the U.S., works with local organizations across the island to help rebuild infrastructure and provide disaster relief. The organization is activating its disaster aid protocol, asking for monetary donations for Hurricane Fiona victims.





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