Hurricane Fiona ripped through Puerto Rico leaving 36 inches of rain and leaving only 115,000 people with power out of 1.4 million customers. Only a third of people have access to clean water right now as well. The National Guard has about 450 people on the ground assisting citizens who were affected by Fiona on Sunday. Maximum sustained winds reached 100mph making it a Category 2 storm.
If you want to aid those hindered by the storm, Q101 stands by these local organizations that are on the ground in Puerto Rico.
Hispanic Federation: In 2017 in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, this group provided over 7.4 million pounds of food, water, medicine, and solar panels. They are dedicated to raising the voices of historically marginalized communities and supporting, training and accompanying local organizations that work for a more egalitarian society. More information can be found here.
Fundación Comunitaria de Puerto Rico (The Puerto Rico Community Foundation): The Puerto Rico Community Foundation has been working for more than 35 years to increase access to renewable energy, drinking water, housing, education and economic development for the people it serves. More information can be found here.
PRxPR Relief and Rebuild Fund: The fund works with local organizations to address basic, economic, agricultural and energy needs in an effort to provide immediate and long-lasting relief to communities. They are committed to investing 100% of donations amongst the most critically affected communities, the Fund’s short and long-term humanitarian goals focus on food/agriculture, clean water and fuel/renewable energy initiatives. More information can be found here.
Barks of Hope: Barks of Hope is dedicated to improving the quality of life for animals on the island of Puerto Rico. They work tirelessly to rescue, rehabilitate, transfer and re-home the animals in need. They also provide food and medical assistance to low-income families that are striving to provide care for their pets. Please donate at: barksofhope.org Paypal:Paypal.me: paypal.me/barksofhope Venmo:@barksofhope/ 201-966-1965 ATH Movil: 201-966-1965 Checks: POBox 1884 Rincon, PR 00677 linktr.ee/barksofhope