Hurricane Relief 2017

How to donate to help the people of Puerto Rico, The Virgin Islands, and Dominica By | September 26, 2017 at 3:20 PM

From UNICEF

Dominica Hurricane Relief Fund

The government of Dominica is collecting donations, which will go toward temporary roofing, blankets, and non-perishable foods.

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Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands

Non-profit aiming to “collect and distribute monetary donations for the purposes of providing immediate relief and supporting long-term community renewal efforts.”

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Global Giving Puerto Rico & Caribbean
Hurricane Relief Fund

“This fund will provide relief to survivors in the form of emergency supplies like food, water, and medicine in addition to longer-term recovery assistance to help residents recover and rebuild. All donations to this fund will exclusively support any necessary hurricane relief and recovery efforts in the Caribbean.”

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UNICEF

90 percent of every dollar spent goes directly towards helping children affected.

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American Red Cross

The Red Cross is providing aid to both Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, deploying relief supplies such as water, rice, beans, ready-to-eat meals, cleanup kits, home repair kits, tarps, trash bags, insect repellant, hand sanitizer, work gloves and more. They’re also shipping in satellite phones and other technology supplies to help re-establish communication with the worst-hit areas.

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Unidos: A Relief Fund for
Hurricane Maria Victims in Puerto Rico

“One hundred percent of the proceeds will help hurricane victims and the recovery efforts through fellow community and civic organizations in Puerto Rico.”

To donate via text, compose a new text message for number 41444. Type UNIDOS (space) YOUR AMOUNT (space) and YOUR NAME. (For example: Unidos 100 John Doe) Then press “send” and click on the link to complete your donation.

To donate via website, visit www.hispanicfederation.org/donate and select “Hurricane Relief Effort” from the drop-down menu.

To donate in person, visit any Popular Community Bank branch.
Account name: Hurricane Relief Effort.
Checking account number 6810893500.

Unidos por Puerto Rico

Created by Beatriz Rosselló, the first lady of Puerto Rico, in collaboration with companies including Walmart and Coca Cola to provide aid to those affected by Hurricanes Irma and Maria. Donations are accepted through PayPal, direct deposits, and via mobile.

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Puerto Rico Real-Time Recovery Fund
– Generosity

100% of donations will go to long-term relief for the hurricane victims in Puerto Rico. This fund is “currently financing (1) needs assessment efforts,(2)  long-term structural repairs to the most vulnerable communities, and (3) power as a service.”

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NYC: How to help Puerto Rico

New York City will be collecting diapers, baby food, batteries, feminine hygiene products, and first aid supplies. Visit on.nyc.gov/PuertoRicoRelief to find locations.

The Mayor’s fund is also taking donations at nyc.gov/Fund