Hurricane Maria ravaged Puerto Rico this month, leaving 3.5 million Americans to endure apocalyptic conditions on the island.
At least 13 people have died from the Hurricane, there is no power on the island, no water or cell service and many roads have been totally washed away or blocked by debris.
Local officials have estimated the damages as over $1 billion on the island. If you want to donate to Americans (yes, they are Americans) in Puerto Rico, here are some ways you can do so:
This massive crowdfunding community connects nonprofits and donors that provide emergency supplies like food, water and medicine to victims in Puerto Rico. All donations to this fund exclusively support hurricane relief efforts in the Caribbean. You can donate here.
The United Nations Children’s Fund, or UNICEF, is providing immediate support to children affected by Hurricane Maria. You can donate to UNICEF USA here.
United for Puerto Rico
The first lady of Puerto Rico, Beatriz Rosselló, has teamed up with corporate behemoths like Coca Cola, Walmart and Burger King to help provide aid to hurricane victims. You can donate to this campaign here.
Unidos: A Relief Fund for Hurricane Maria Victims in Puerto Rico
The Hispanic Federation, along with New York City Mayor Bill DeBlasio and U.S. Reps. Nydia Velázquez (D-N.Y.) and Adriano Espaillat (D-N.Y.), set up this fund. You can donate to them here.
The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army is providing food, shelter and cleaning supplies to victims of Hurricanes Irma and Maria, wherever they may be. You can donate here.
Other charities helping support relief efforts in Puerto Rico include All Hands Volunteers, Catholic Relief Services, Direct Relief, and International Medical Corps. Visit Simple Dollar for more tips.
All efforts will be appreciated !