One year after Hurricane Maria, thousands are still displaced, have no homes, jobs, or access to health care in Puerto Rico. Schools have been closed, businesses have struggled to reopen, and the island's most vulnerable residents are just one storm away from losing what little they have. Puerto Rico still needs our help!
The Hispanic Federation created the UNIDOS Disaster Relief and Recovery Program with a clear goal: to serve the immediate and long-term needs of families and communities in Puerto Rico. To do so, the Federation has taken unprecedented action, helping to coordinate hundreds of donation drives in the U.S. mainland, distributing millions of pounds of food, water and essentials to those most affected by the storm, delivering emergency relief aid to the 78 hard-hit municipalities, and seeding 28 million dollars to support emergency relief and recovery projects throughout Puerto Rico. To find out more about our progress go to www.hispanicfederationunidos.org.
The scale of disaster in Puerto Rico requires all of us to support our fellow sisters and brothers on the island and families whom have been displaced in what is unquestionably a long journey towards a just recovery. You can play an important role in Puerto Rico Disaster Recovery by creating a community fundraising page. Set a fundraising goal for yourself, and then email your friends and ask them to help you achieve your goal. Proceeds will be used by the UNIDOS Disaster Relief & Recovery Program to help our family, friends and fellow citizens in Puerto Rico. Share why supporting the Hispanic Federation is important to you with your family, friends, and networks to give back. Thank you for your generosity!