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 goal of our UNIDOS Program is clear: 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. Hispanic Federation is seeding 30 million dollars to support over 80 trusted groups on the island that are delivering ground-up, innovative projects – all built around resiliency, sustainability, increased self-sufficiency, and long-term recovery.
The scale of disaster in Puerto Rico requires all of us to support our fellow American citizens on the island and families whom have been displaced in what is unquestionably a long journey towards a just recovery. Thank you for your generosity!