Many people have asked me how #PuertoRico is doing after #HurricaneFiona and how to help. For a recap of how the Island is doing, check my previous blog post: Apples and Hurricanes.
This post I'll keep brief and focus on relief efforts. I’ve been looking at several orgs the last couple of days and although there are more people doing good work, I’m focusing on 3 right now to not offer a huge menu of options.
First off, Brigada Solidaria del Oeste is doing good work and focusing efforts on a consistently underserved part of the Island.
Taller Salud - Grassroots feminist movement in PR working hard to reach isolated communities right now. Has been another name that's been mentioned often and have seen the work they're doing. It's hard work and they're happy
Thirdly is Fundación Mochileando 100x35. I saw pictures of what they’re doing on FB and their live stories here although their Instagram page is for the blog not the foundation.
My recommendations right now are based on people having feet on the ground and focusing on communities that often get overlooked. I’ll later share info of other efforts that seem to be doing good work. Focusing on these smaller efforts because they share where the money is going and you can see the work.
Circumstances and needs will continue evolving and changing so I’ll keep an eye out for future efforts and if any other cause steps it up, I’ll happily be sharing in my stories and feed. For now, much love to my people back home, from friends and family to every single person affected by this storm. Un abrazo.