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Disaster Relief - Hurricane Fiona (Puerto Rico) Fund

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Hurricane Fiona made landfall on the southwestern coast of Puerto Rico on Sunday 9/18, with maximum sustained winds of 85 mph and rainfall totals exceeding 30” in many areas. The storm caused an island-wide power outage leaving more than 1 million customers in the dark; over 830K were without running water. Floods and landslides have caused catastrophic damage to homes, businesses, and infrastructure. Fiona then devastated the Dominican Republic with heavy rainfall and life-threatening flash flooding. Three people have died; the storm is expected to strengthen as it continues its path across the Caribbean. Puerto Rico continues to suffer under the devastating weight of successive emergencies. Hurricane Fiona battered the island, causing widespread flooding and power outages across communities still trying to recover from the 2020 earthquakes and Hurricane Maria, a category five storm that caused unprecedented destruction five years ago. Your donations to this fund, will support multiple organizations’ initiatives to provide short-term and long-term response and recovery. We have initially selected organizations that are on the ground assisting with immediate relief needs, including rescue efforts and medical assistance. The composition of nonprofits in this fund is subject to change as we learn more about the needs on the ground.

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Americares

Over the past five years, Americares has been on the frontlines of Puerto Rico’s recovery, increasing access to medicine for low-income patients, helping clinics across the island better prepare for future emergencies and training thousands of health workers and first responders to better manage their own stress and trauma so they can continue their lifesaving work. They are providing direct relief to those impacted by the hurricane.

Hispanic Federation Inc

Hispanic Federation announced an immediate $100k emergency assistance fund to support local community orgs responding to Hurricane Fiona working with local organizations to provide working to deploy resources that support locals and emergency relief services to communities.

Conservation Trust of Puerto Rico

PRxPR invests 100% of donations amongst the most critically affected communities. Aid impacts short and long-term humanitarian needs focused on food/agriculture, clean water and fuel/renewable energy initiatives. PRxPR was launched by a committed, diverse, and respected group of Puerto Rican business leaders in the US diaspora with extensive experience, broad networks, resources, and direct ties to Puerto Rico.

The PRxPR Relief and Rebuild Fund (PRxPRRR) was organized in partnership with the Conservation Trust of Puerto Rico, a 501(c)(3) corporation.

World Central Kitchen, Inc.

The World Central Kitchen team in Puerto Rico is cooking thousands of meals to serve across the island and will be delivering more than 15,000 meals daily. They're also helping to support the Dominican Republic and preparing to serve Turks and Caicos who were also impacted by Hurricane Fiona.

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