In the weeks since Hurricane Maria slammed into Puerto Rico, the island is facing a humanitarian crisis of epic proportions.
In the aftermath of the category 4 storm, nearly 3.5 million American citizens lack food, water, medicine, gasoline and other basic necessities. The entire island is without electricity, and its infrastructure is severely damaged.
Puerto Rico’s recovery is a long road that will take years and cost billions. Thankfully, myriad organizations are springing into action to help Puerto Rico.
United for Puerto Rico is an organization founded by the First Lady of Puerto Rico to help the victims of Hurricanes Irma and Maria.
You can also support low-income communities of color, who are the most vulnerable in the wake of natural disaster, through The Hurricane Maria Community Relief & Recovery Fund.
The Salvation Army is serving victims of hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, in Texas, Florida, Georgia and Puerto Rico. You can donate to hurricane relief efforts here.
You can also choose where your donation goes online at the American Red Cross.
UNICEF — a charity that works to support children around the world — is stepping up to help the littlest Puerto Ricans.
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