Though many communities in mainland America were hit with horrendous storms this season, our neighbors in Puerto Rico have been hit harder and have less resources and abilities to get them back on their feet: healthy, happy and thriving.
Here are some ways to help our brothers and sisters in the many communities of Puerto Rico (the diocesan sites are in Spanish, some offer translations in your browser):
The Diocesan Websites (Many are still without power and have not updated recently):
Diocese of Fajardo Humacao (via Catholic Extension)
Somebody Help Us – Alguien Ayudenos
A foundation begun in Puerto Rico by mayor of San Juan, Carmen Yulín Cruz.
United for Puerto Rico – United for Puerto Rico is an initiative brought forth by the First Lady of Puerto Rico, Beatriz Rosselló, in collaboration with the private sector, with the purpose of providing aid and support to those affected in Puerto Rico by the passage of Hurricane Irma and Hurricane María. 100% of the proceeds will go to helping the victims affected by these natural disasters in Puerto Rico.
Somos Una Voz / One Voice Telethon
(which supplies the donations to the following organizations)
- Download Lin-Manuel Miranda’s song Almost Like Praying
- All proceeds go to Hispanic Federation – UNIDOS Fund