It’s extremely difficult to sit back and watch what’s happening in Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic…and not feel the overwhelming desire to lend our support. Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic have declared states of emergency after Hurricane Fiona forced residents out of their homes due to power outages, floods and landslides.
6 Ways to Help Puerto Rico & the Dominican Republic in the Aftermath of Hurricane Fiona
Since there’s only so much we can do from afar, we compiled a list of six ways to help Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic, no matter your location. While there are endless charities to choose from, these picks can serve as a starting point as you begin your own deeper research. Keep scrolling for details.
Global Giving has launched the “Hurricane Fiona Relief Fund” to “meet survivors’ immediate needs.” The goal is to raise $1 million for supplies and other necessities.
The nonprofit was created by Myriam Lorenzo after the 2017 hurricane. The charity is requesting PayPal donations to fund supplies ranging from mattresses to drinkable water.
Direct Relief is an organization that provides medical supplies to health care providers. “The government and the power company worked hard to reestablish power in critical areas, such as the medical center, where we call Centro Medico in Puerto Rico,” Dr. Michelle Carlo, medical adviser for Direct Relief of Puerto Rico, told PBS NewsHour, “which is the only tertiary hospital in the island.”