Hurricane Maria caused devastating destruction and flooding in the Caribbean, destroying homes in Puerto Rico, Dominica, and the Virgin Islands just two weeks after Hurricane Irma. This fund will provide relief to survivors in the form of emergency supplies like food, water, and medicine in addition to longer-term recovery assistance to help residents recover and rebuild. All donations to this fund will exclusively support any necessary hurricane relief and recovery efforts in the Caribbean. (initially published by Refinery 29)
After the region has been hit by two hurricanes of such magnitude, emergency relief and long-term recovery efforts in the Caribbean will take months, if not years. Organizations on the ground need your support now more than ever — be it through volunteering, offering monetary donations, or sending supplies to the area. If you're interested in helping the victims of the storm, below you'll find a list of organizations that could use your help.
Fundraising websites such as GoFundMe and Fundly have several active campaigns to help victims of the storm across the Caribbean.
The Dominica Hurricane Relief Fund launched a campaign to help the residents of the small island nation.
Dominicare Relief Fund
Fundraising websites such as GoFundMe and Fundly have several active campaigns to help victims of the storm across the Caribbean. (initially published Refinery 29)
UNICEF continues to provide emergency relief and help for children in the region.
The local nonprofit ConPRmetidos is raising money for relief to communities in Puerto Rico impacted by the hurricane.
The crowdfunding website GlobalGiving has a goal of $2 million in fundraising for relief and recovery efforts in the Caribbean.
Save the Children will lead relief efforts for families and children impacted by the hurricane in the region.
The first lady of Puerto Rico Beatriz Rosselló and a group of companies created Unidos por Puerto Rico to help the victims of the storm.
More organizations funding for Irma survivors at refinery29
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