Organizations to Donate to for Hurricane Relief in Puerto Rico.
Here’s a list of reputable organizations to donate funds to both off and on the island and information on local specific item donation efforts on the U.S. mainland. Volunteer opportunities for Relief Work in Puerto Rico are also here.
*NOTE: Efforts to get necessary goods to PR requires work off the island, which is why orgs on the mainland that consistently serve the island (like National Boricua Human Rights Network in Chicago) are so important to support. Also, if you’re interested in volunteering, please register for one of the orgs below rather than just showing up on the island. It is important that relief efforts are organized during these difficult times.
Maria Fund (by Taller Salud, the G8 of Caño Martín Peña, and other local, grassroots organizations):
This fund is housed at the Center for Popular Democracy (CPD), and governed by organizations like Puerto Rico-based Taller Salud, the G8 of Caño Martín Peña, and other local, grassroots organizations http://www.mariafund.org
National Boricua Human Rights Network
Make checks payable to:
National Boricua Human Rights Network Chicago
Attn: Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief Fund
PAYPAL: [email protected]
The Puerto Rican Agenda: Project Pallets and Planes
Comedores Sociales de Puerto Rico
Sustainable Farming Support: Organización Boricuá de Agricultura Ecológica de Puerto Rico
A 28-year-old grassroot organization that works and promotes agroecology within the food sovereignty struggle. Boricuá, is the official Chapter in Puerto Rico of the international peasant movement: La Vía Campesina (LVC)- Coordinadora Latinoamericana de Organizaciones del Campo (CLOC). Boricuá, is a network of peasants (campesinos/as), farmers, farm workers, educators and activists that are deeply involved in a national social justice movement that builds a sustainable agriculture platform for small and medium scale peasants and farmers. Recently hurricane María had a great impact in Puerto Rico. The country is completely classified as a disaster zone. All of the agriculture is gone. Even though ageoecology farms have been proven to be resilient, the impact of María was so strong that green landscapes and ecosystems in Puerto Rico are now brown with lots of fallen trees. So, we are asking anyone that can help to donate whatever you can to help our organization and peasant network bounce up again.
You can donate directly to the Organización Boricuá bank account, Banco Popular Account: #162039034 or by PayPal: [email protected]
Institute for Socio-Ecological Research (ISER) Caribe
Ryan Hamilton is working with www.isercaribe.org to coordinate the purchasing of water filtration units of 60-gallon capacity that can be deployed in affected areas of Puerto Rico. Each system is $200. ISER Caribe is a recognized non-profit so all your donations are tax deductible
CUENTA DE BANCO /BANK ACCOUNT INFO
Institute for Socio Ecological Research Inc.
PO Box 3151
Lajas, PR 00667-3151
Via Cabo Rojo Coop
Routing Number 221582310
Account#/ NÚMERO DE CUENTA 1011724826
If interested in contributing to this effort please don’t hesitate to contact [email protected] with any questions
Fondos Unidos de Puerto Rico
tel: (787) 728-8500
Caritas Puerto Rico
tel: 787 300-4953
Fundación Comunitaria de Puerto Rico
ConPRmetidos: Maria & Irma: Puerto Rico Real-time Recovery Fund
Hurricane Maria Children’s Relief Fund
Casa Pueblo de Adjuntas
Casa Protegida Julia de Burgos
Vieques en Rescate
Americas for Conservation + the Arts
Animals of Culebra
Save a Gato
PayPal : [email protected]
Local Drop Off Donation Locations
*NOTE: I do not know much about this doc, so please do your due diligence and look into the org/drop off location to ensure you feel comfortable donating there
For Volunteers/Para Voluntariado-
*note orgs ask that people not go to Puerto Rico to help on their own as they could create an additional burden
Centro Para el Desarrollo del Voluntariado
Project Hope medical volunteers
Puerto Rico Chapter: Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster
*volunteers interested in connecting with public services and disaster relief organizations.
This “inventory” of talent will be connected with opportunities to help develop support services or create and innovate new solutions.
Federal Employee Volunteer:
If available, please send an email to [email protected] and include your name, federal agency, position, and location. Also indicate if you are fluent in Spanish, if you have an ICS qualification, and a background in law enforcement, military, search and rescue, or any other prior emergency response participation effort.
Center for Puerto Rican Studies Volunteers
#SF4PR San Francisco’s efforts to support victims of Hurricane María.
Restore the Power: Puerto Rico Public Radio