With Your Help, We Can Make It Happen for Puerto Rico
Devastation from Hurrican Maria is so extensive that officials say, it could take months for the fragile power grid to be up and running and decades for the island to recover. Charities and relief groups along with musician and rapper, “Daddy Yankee” singer of the smash hit, Despacito, with Jennifer Lopez, Tyler Perry and Sandra Bullock, and many more celebrities have each pledged $1 million towards hurricane relief efforts in Puerto Rico, Texas and Florida.
Here’s how you can help the storm victims of Hurricane Maria:
Americares, a global health organization, has emergency teams deployed to Puerto Rico and Dominica. The group is working with the Puerto Rico Department of Health to stock emergency shelters in San Juan with medical equipment and supplies.
The American Red Cross has launched a multi-island relief effort with government officials and disaster partners in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Among the group’s efforts: Deploying relief supplies such as water, rice, beans, insect repellent and home repair kits and shipping satellite phones to assist with communications.
Project HOPE, an international health care organization, has deployed a team to Puerto Rico, which includes doctors, nurses and mental health specialists, to deliver medicines and supplies and offer health expertise and medical training.