Humanitarian Aid and Relief Cheat Sheet extended v. 6 11-12-17

Hello everyone,

This page keeps changing but it’s still made to help you. It has a lot of important updates. Distribution has become an underground shadow movement. From the reading I’ve done and talks I’ve had moving things around is still the toughest part of all and no real system is in place yet.  Most people are trying to circumvent the government to get their aid out to the island. Independent efforts are happening all over the place and it is hard to pinpoint where and how to direct aid. Most organizations are asking for money. Do read through all this, you never know what you will find,  click with, or want to find out more. Reach out and write to me if you have questions at: sriveralopez@hostos.cuny.edu. Sol

 

Connect Worldwide | Register with Llamada Diaria-Daily Call 5 PM [EST]  Red de Apoyo Mutuo Post María | Post-Maria Mutual Aid Support Network | Gmail: apoyomutuopr@gmail.com Twitter: @PRapoyo | Minutas y Agenda | Lista de Contacto Registration: http://myaccount.maestroconference.com/conference/register/L20GH103ZJD0O1J

 

 

  • Anuncio: las llamadas continuarán el lunes – jueves, no hay llamadas el viernes – domingo *comenzando hoy* // Announcement: calls will continue Monday – Thursday there are no calls Friday – Sunday *beginning today*

 

 

Con el fin de maximizar el tiempo y evitar “burn-out” las llamadas 5pm van a seguir lunes – jueves (todavía alternando inglés y español, todavía con interpretación). La organización en otros días ocurre en Slack. Si estas disponible para facilitar o ayudar con tech en las llamadas por favor únase a #facilitation en Slack. Los enlaces están abajo. English: In order to maximize time and avoid burn-out 5pm calls will occur Mon – Thurs (still alternating English & Spanish, still with interpretation). Organizing on other days happens on Slack. If you are available to facilitate or help with tech on the calls please join #facilitation on Slack. Links are below. Gracias. // Thank you. Marisa  

 

Objetivos

  • Servir como espacio de encuentro donde personas alrededor del mundo puedan colaborar, conectar y auto-organizarse
  • Servir de espacio para informar sobre los diferentes esfuerzos que se están llevando a acabo en Puerto Rico y en la Diáspora
  • Crear y coordinar diferentes proyectos que puedan seguir contribuyendo al esfuerzo de socorro y que puedan informar regularmente sobre

 

Goals

  • Serve as an absorption and meeting space where people around the world can collaborate, connect and self-organize
  • Create and coordinate different working groups that can continue to work in specialized work and that can regularly report on
  • To serve as space to report-back on the different efforts being carried out in Puerto Rico and around the world.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maria Tech Brigade |Puerto Rico Tras el Paso del Huracán María Google doc.

Jason Suarez Portland OR María Tech Brigade / jason@suarez.email | GIS, programming, spreadsheet etc | Diasporicans.com | “Hey guys, Our bandwidths are overloaded at Maria Tech Brigade to deal with communications efforts — tweeting, reaching media outlets, etc.  We need help with a few things and would greatly appreciate any and all help. Here’s a link with info on what is needed: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/10XBegnDiDSRyJUwFK4p5o0TrkrAPYQkhB0ZJ6hi3a9w/edit#gid=0

We have a slack account at sopr-slack.herokuapp.com (sopr stands for Start Ups of Puerto Rico); you can join and go to #maria-communications channel to help.  Hope your week is off to a good start.  En solidaridad, Laura” | Laura Colón-Meléndez, Ph.D.

 

Send a Package

Send USPS package | 10-15 days to arrive | USPS is the most cost-effective way; UPS is an option but beware of pricing (e.g. $25 to send a birthday card in 3 business days – not guaranteed to be sent there)

 

OJO

HELP | Lares

 

Refugio: HELP | Hogar Carmelitano

Calle Julián Bengoechea

San Juan, Carolina, Puerto Rico

  1. drinking water
  2. (utility) water (no necessarily potable)
  3. Diesel fuel
  4. Depends/(adult pampers)
  5. Bed liners or pads

 

Refugio: HELP | Escuela Ecológica, Barrio Puertos en Dorado y Escuela Luis Muñoz Rivera, San Lorenzo (frente al Cuartel de la Policia) necesitan donaciones de artículos de aseo personal.  

 

Hospital: HELP | Mayaguez Medical Center (no water, 50% capacity)

  • Milton D. Carrero, Director – 410 Hostos Ave, Mayaguez PR 00680

 

Refugio: HELP | Mayaguez, Palacio de Recreación y deportes. By César E. Concepción-Acevedo, Líder de Equipo, Aché TOP, Coaí Inc.

787-832-7500 (Oeste), 939-338-7649 (Norte), 787-837-4547 (Sur)

English translation: Dear Friends, thank you for all your support. Yesterday we visited the Mayaguez shelter at the Sports and Recreation Center. I am sending you here a list of the needs that we were able to document and collect from the administrative personnel there, as well as employees and volunteers. Currently there are 138 people sheltered here, 18 of whom are constrained to their beds. There are also 11 dogs at the shelter. In the clinic they are in need of:

  • ·  Antibiotics
    • o    Cipro
    • o    Keflex
    • o    Amoxicillin
    • o    Levaquin
  • ·  Cough Syrup
  • ·  Exam gloves
  • ·  Gauzes
  • ·  Patches
  • ·  First aid kits

The doctor in charge is: Dr. Francisco Rivera (787) 459-8446 y (787) 459-8446  If you are going to send or deliver medical equipment it is important that you communicate first with Dr. Rivera or nurse Wilfredo López (787) 459-8446 to coordinate. Other needs at the shelter include:

  • ·  Water
  • ·  Bedsheets
  • ·  blue pads (for those confined to beds)
  • ·  wet wipes
  • ·  Hand sanitizer
  • ·  towels
  • ·  Personal hygiene materials (soap, toothbrushes and pate, deodorant, feminine pads and tampons, etc.)

We have been able to receive a package delivery from the company Island Wide and the US Postal Service is delivering, as well.

Yesterday was the first time that FEMA visited the shelter and they only took information from those in the shelter but did not distribute any aid.

The shelter administrators are: Eveliz Medina y Marta Martínez. If you have any questions or follow up communication please call me at 787-832-7500 ó 787-832-7550 entre 10am y 6pm.

 

Cesar / From an earlier share: Acceso a internet en PR es bien limitado.

La gente aquí en PR está recibiendo – nutrigrain, skittles, barra de energía….

  • Anita: el gobierno está aguantando en el aeropuerto donaciones, pero no he escuchado nada de que estén aguantando artículos personales de gente volando a PR
  • Loraine: por lo que escucho en la radio – la gente necesita INSULINA.

 

Los invito a todos a que se comuniquen con municipios y alcaldes – algunos están haciendo esfuerzos inhumanos para atender las necesidades de la gente… traten de comunicarse directamente con ellos.

Muchos de los municipios del centro aún ni tenemos el panorama completo.

El número de muerte que dicen es 16, pero sabemos que ese número es falso según la información que llega de los hospitales y morgue…

Un hospital en Aguadilla tuvieron que cerrarlo pq se le dañó un aire y la peste….

 

Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing: HELP |Off the Grid Mission

ANY natural disaster for a Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing person is detrimental due to being cut-off from all forms of communication. Off the Grid Mission is setup to bring supplies SPECIFIC to the Deaf/HH who are located in the most remote regions of the island.

If you are looking where to donate, your money will not get lost in the rubble as Off-The-Grid Missions will be bringing the supplies ON FOOT ensuring they arrive in the right hands.

Please share this video and join us!

To donate: www.offthegridmissions.org

#offthegridPUERTORICO

PARTNERS: Movimiento Autonomo de Sordos, Inc. Latino Deaf and Hard of Hearing Assocation of the Metropolitan DC Area National Association of the Deaf – NAD Communication Service for the Deaf, Inc. Gallaudet University Convo

Refugio: HELP | Jacqueline – 917-287-3200 / jacqueline@jacquelinepagan.com

  • Ayudando a Red de Albergues de Menores de PR a suplir agua a los albergues que no estan siendo atendidos por el Dept de la Familia
  • Ha podido conseguir pequenas donaciones de agua e impactar 5 albergues, hay sobe 70 en la isla
  • Compro 1 paleta hoy y consiguio transportacion para distribuir hasta donde alcance este fin de semana
  • Busca apoyo para financiar futuras compras de agua para seguir repartiendo en lo que se estabiliza la situacion
  • Tambien busca apoyo para comprar y repartir diesel para las plantas electricas, tiene contacto con diesel y transportacion
  • Lorena: responde que tiene agua en su apartamento lzf5102@gmail.com

 

The Huffington Post | (October 6, 2017) More Than Prayers: How the Diaspora Can Help Our Families in Puerto Rico by Marlena Fitzpatrick

 

Rhett Lee | Recibiendo cosas en su hogar | Receiving Packages at his residence

Write: rhettleegarcia@gmail.com

  • Isla Grande airport easier.
  • There’s no clear logistical system yet.
  • Private, rented, chartered and donated planes help donations get to land.
  • Wrap donations in some kind of paper de algún with lables.
  • Limited because of lack of communication.
  • Trying to document details about materials and distribution.
  • Help transport donations with gas sponsored by the diaspora. This is how materials got to Casa Pueblo and other places in and around the island.
  • Carlos Correa donations did not arrive to his home.
  • Need a way to move cargo effectively.

Mensaje importantísimo! La Dra. Elsie Cintron de San Jorge Children’s Hospital text

“Dios mío las personas están llegando a los hospitales con Leptospirosis 😔😔 limpien todo por favor con clorox, limpien también cualquier producto comestible antes que lo consuman, no anden descarsos, el lavado de mano constantemente es bien importante si no tienen agua utilicen alcohol lo pueden utilizar hasta 5 veces corrido y luego con agua y jabón, el hand sanitizer lo pueden utilizar dos veces corrido y luego el lavado de mano, los ratones 🐀🐀están haciendo fiesta y si no van al hospital a tiempo duraras 72 horas con vida porque esta bacteria es mortal coge los órganos y los hace triza en menos nada😔😔cuidesen especialmente a sus niños😔😔”

 

Natasha Lycia – 212-739-7583 – Nbannan@latinojustice.org

  • Organizando estudiantes de derecho y abogados para dar ayuda/asistencia legal
  • 50 persona participaron de un adiestramiento en PR
  • NYC y otras partes de EEUU se están organizando adiestramientos

 

Lorean Valentin

I spoke today with some people contracted by FEMA – privately contracted company bringing good and tools to PR. FEMA is contracting private organizations from NY, they are bringing their workers with them instead of hiring workers in PR. I was told to hold donations, because everything is getting held.

 

Nisha

Follow up on contracting outside of PR. Hay una compañía ACI Federal, que busca empleados bilingües, counselors, youth care workers, etc. Pero no parece que gente en PR saben de estas oportunidades ($14-$17 por hora) Tengo una sección de JOBS en mi página – Boricuas Connect – https://boricuasconnect.com/

 

Traveling Brigade from San Francisco | You can support even if you are not in San Francisco by checking the hyperlinks below pasted just be aware the attached PDF not all links work so use all links in the body of the e-mail. Please share and support.

We are seeking donations to support Centro de Ayuda Mutua, a grassroots community organization providing direct support to Puerto Ricans who need it the most. The organization is going out to communities, which were devastated by the hurricane, and bringing much needed basic supplies.

We will be traveling on Tuesday, October 17th to Puerto Rico to deliver the supplies to the group. We are collecting the following specific items for them:

Solar flashlights, Solar cell phone & battery chargers, Water filters, Tarps, First Aid Kits, Natural Mosquito & Bug Repellent, Mosquito Nets

Please go to the following Amazon Wish List link Hurricane Maria Puerto Rico-A Just Recovery to purchase items that will be delivered to those transporting the items to Puerto Rico. https://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/14JQL5099XKMI/ref=cm_sw_em_r_d_g__wb

*Select shipping address:  Maria Cristina Borges

You may also drop off supplies to the following address: CARECEN (Kali K’iin Office): 3143 Mission St., S.F. 94110 (open Saturday Oct.14th 10am-2pm for drop-offs) La Raza Community Resource Center: 474 Valencia St. Ste #400, S.F. 94103 | Items received after Monday, October 16th will be sent to Puerto Rico in the following weeks. You can also make direct Pay Pal donations to Centro de Ayuda Mutua via the email cdpecpr@gmail.com | Please also consider donating to other community-based organizations & Hurricane Maria Relief Funds: MariaFund.org, Casa Pueblo, Radio Vieques, Coordinadora Paz para la Mujer

Letter

Queridos todos/Dear All, Sintiendo cada día más la fuerza  de tanta gente buena  ayudando a nuestro Puerto Rico del alma. Como decia un grupo ayer ¡¡NO PAREN!!!!  Aqui les presento a Julio Laboy que nos ha llamado desde Arizona. Está concectado con el grupo International Medical Relief. Dicha organización cuenta ya con un grupo de doctores y dentistas que quieren ir a Puerto Rico a proveernos servicios.  Lo que necesitan es que los pongamos en contacto con grupos comunitarios,  Iglesias o pastores que puedan recibirlos en sus comunidades.  

 

Le sugerí también que se uniera a la llamada de tel hoy. Me indicó que está en una conferencia pero que tratará lo mas que pueda de hacerlo así. Mientras tanto , estará pendiente a su email. Lo que le pido a la red que el subgrupo de medicina se comunique con Jose o conmigo para que esto se materialice. Por otro lado, les cuento que hoy salieron del Colegio Comunal Hostos un total de 7,435 donaciones para el Roberto Clemente Park donde se trasladaran a la Base Smith ,llegando a PR el lunes. Todo esto fue posible gracias al esfuerzo colectivo de clubes estudiantiles , y varios miembros de la comunidad colegial. La administración costeó el alquiler del UHaul. También logramos recaudar un total de $2,800 para el fondo UPR se Levanta y queremos seguir recaudando para nuestra IUPI (y que otros gallitos y jerezanas que trabajen en CUNY se unan a este esfuerzo!!!!) y seguir colectando donaciones para comunidades en específico. Seguimos en contacto. Un fuerte abrazo, Lizette

 

From Florida: Lorena Molina- Washington, DC – lorena.molina.ipr@gmail.com

  • Iniciativa de Empleos para trabajadores desplazados por la tormenta María: Immediate Employment Initiative for Puerto Rican and Caribbean Island Evacuees. Resource Employment Solutions has developed a massive jobs program for families relocating to the mainland after hurricane Maria disaster which includes opportunities for both temporary and full-time employment, as well as relocation assistance. In partnership with NPRLCEF.
  • PRfamilyresponse.com → PR Family Response Center Orlando, FL 407-895-0815; info@prfamilyresponse.com para gente que está llegando a Florida desde la isla sin tener familia, amigos o contactos en FL.

 

Uber Puerto Rico is reporting that they’re getting calls seeking help in organizing FLIGHTS. That is not how they can help. Please let your networks know that once flight into PR is settled, THEN they can contact Uber Puerto Rico if they need assistance receiving/distributing supplies.

 

Carlos Sagardía, is one of two people managing Uber in PR. They have already operationalized the use of Uber drivers for distribution of essential goods & foodstuffs. Uber is covering the cost of the drivers and they have daily access to a dedicated gasoline station.  Uber is now working on adding this “feature” to the app, but in the meantime please know that if there is a need to distribute emergency goods you can:  Call or text Carlos Sagardia 787.360.7924  

Inform him of the following:

  • What needs to be picked up & distributed (including volume estimate so they can determine number of cars/drivers needed)
  • – Where and when should these be picked up?
  • – Where are they headed?
  • – Name/contact of person who will receive the delivery

 

David Galarza | 917-573-9250 | david_galarza@yahoo.com |New York

  • Info sobre como sacar a alguien inmediatamente con una condición médica
  • Si conoces a alguien que necesita salir INMEDIATAMENTE, POR FAVOR ENTRAR EN CONTACTO CON DAVID

 

Jennifer Concepcion | Center for Disease Control – ypi@cdc.gov

They are in contact with folks on the ground in Puerto Rico for the first time. Focusing on water treatment

 

Karen Vega coordinates services to connect people without a home with social services. She stops working on Oct. 17 and will offer pro bono services to people arriving in US with medicaid, shelters, etc. | Her words: Are there any social workers getting organized? Bilingual social workers are needed here. Buscan gente joven buscando empleo. No pagan bien pero pagan. Mucho trabajo pero tiene su satisfacción porque van ayudar gente. puertorico.newyork.sw@gmail.com  

 

Rosa Cruz-Cordero | get on her list | rc1941@hunter.cuny.edu – monthly newsletter via Hunter College about news and events.

 

Per Yarani del Valle

¿Puertorriqueñx, usted quiere ayudar a su familia para crear un plan de acción a largo plazo? Haga que las organizaciones en las que está envueltx se contacten con la gente correcta. Aquí les presento a dos científicos que están en la vanguardia del movimiento ambiental/comunitario y que se doblan las mangas y los pantalones trabajando para su pueblo y comunidades desde sus respectivas organizaciones, construyendo día a día el país que soñamos. Contáctelos de la forma que sea, implemente lo que ellos plantean, recolecte los objetos que sugieren se envíen a la isla, influencie sus centros de acopio para que añada sus sugerencias. Existen además otras personas haciendo un trabajo encomiable pero les tiro éstos “a lante” pa’ que echen la bola a rodar.

 

  • Doctor Ryan Mann-Hamilton

Antropólogo y Ambientalista

Director de Programas Públicos para de ISER Caribe.

Institute for Socio-Ecological Research http://www.isercaribe.org

 

  • Doctor Arturo Massol Deyá

Biólogo y Catedrático de la UPR

Director asociado de Casa Pueblo

http://casapueblo.org/index.php/proyectos/casa-pueblo/

 

Independent Coalitions | Foundations for Maria Hurricane Relief

 

Boricuas Connect boricuasconnect.com – Robust source page.

  • Neysha Alvarez – neysha.alvarez@gmail.com/ info@boricuasconnect.com
  • -boricuasconnect.com/jobs – lista de empleos
  • -buscando miles de empleados temp para FEMA
  • -identificar alojamiento temporero – hay algún database?

 

BoricuaBNBBoricuaBNB.org – webiste para empatar families dispuestas alojar

 

Carmelo Anthony Puerto Rico Relief The Players Tribune

 

Center for Planetary SciencePuerto Rico Disaster Relief Fund for Utuadoa non-profit organization collecting donations to directly aid the town of Utuado.

 

Chef Relief in Puerto RicoWorld Central Kitchen Chef Relief in Puerto RicoFrom their site: From Houston to Puerto Rico, Chef José Andrés and our Chef Network have stepped out of their kitchens and on to the front lines to use the power of food to support communities affected by natural disasters. Hurricane Maria devastated the island of Puerto Rico last week, wiping out 80% of the agriculture industry and the entire power grid for the island. Over 3.5 million people are in need of food, water, shelter, and other necessities. Your donations will fund food, fuel, chef travel, and logistics. World Central Kitchen is a registered 501c(3) organization. EIN: 27-3521132.

 

Casa Pueblo casapueblo.org – Very respected organization. Casa Pueblo is a self-managed community project that is committed to appreciating and protecting natural, cultural and human resources. They have helped protect the municipalities of Adjuntas, Utuado, Lares and Jayuya since 1980. Casa Pueblo has road clearing brigades as well as distributing goods. Email: mariolarosario@gmail.com

 

Proyecto Agroecológico El Josco Bravo –  Puerto Rico https://www.facebook.com/eljoscobravo/;

 

Efecto Sombrilla – efectosombrilla.org | Contact Tara:   tara@efectosombrilla.org Uniting efforts of farmers around the island, have centers in Miramar Hato Rey ready to accept seeds, etc.  Any help, ideas, contacts to get the sustainable agriculture back on their feet contact Tara

 

EcoKit Duffle for Puerto Rico – EcoKit Duffle  | Yarani Del Valle Piñero (facebook), Aris Mejias, and Isa Gandia, Organizers | Thru isercaribe.org the EcoKit Duffle initiative delivers eco friendly survival materials. Yarani works and collaborates with several organizations and coalitions in the island. Someone said, “This is as simple as buying stuff from Amazon. Literally. “

Hurricane Maria Relief and Giving Solar Light to Puerto Rico – John Leguizamo, sponsors – solar4pr.org

 

La Cucina – If you are seeking to communicate with community based efforts working on the ground in PR: Landline at “La Cucina” with solid and direct communication in Hato Rey, PR: 787-767-9862 Good place to leave information and receive small donations for specific people / organizations. They are helping decentralize resources, information, etc. Email: Eduardo Caro / ejecaro@gmail.com

 

Agro Autonomia @IslaVerde | https://www.facebook.com/ISLASVERDES/

Grupo independiente. Haciendo buen trabajo.

 

The National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) nahj.org is launching a crowdfunding campaign to deliver communications equipment to Puerto Rico. Knight Foundation will match the first $10,000.00 donated. Signed by the top professionals in the media and communications industry.

 

Help: My Mom Lost Her Home in Hurricane Maria – Generosity Page – This is my dear friend Marlene Ramírez-Cancio.

 

Para la Naturalezapln.org – Para la Naturaleza Community Fund. Supporting local communities, sustainable agriculture, and reforestation and restoration of the island’s natural habitats.

 

Pregones / Teatro Rodante Puertorriqueño Pregonesprtt.orgRelief Drive for Artists Join Pregones in helping Puerto Rican artists with their peer-to-peer relief drive. Because the arts are VITAL in the reconstruction of our nation!#ArtistsPR #Relief #P2P http://pregonesprtt.org/you/donate/

 

Proyecto enlace del Caño Martín Peñamartinpeña.org The Trust Tierra del Caño Martín Peña won the UN-Hábitat For A Better Urban Future World Prize in 2016.

 

Puerto Rico x Puerto Rico Prxpr.org The founding partners and leaders of the PRxPR Fund are five highly respected, senior Puerto Rican born and raised business professionals who bring diverse extensive US and international experience in key areas of operations, legal, financial, technology, government and marketing. All monies raised by PRxPR Fund will be disbursed based on criteria determined by official expert authorities on the ground and their vetted needs assessment.  We will work closely with trusted local organizations to ensure that we provide relief in a way that will have maximum impact on the neediest communities in PR.  

 

Puerto Rico Relief #Warrior Angeles Puerto Rico Relief #Warrior Angeles another indie project led by Valerie Edmondson Bolanos from Los Angeles. Worth checking it out.

 

Puerto Rico Risespuertorriquenos.nuevayork@gmail.com Puerto Rico Rises

Sara López – sara@puertoricorises.com  | 321-609-1919 (personal) 321-888-2111 (público)

Creating a line of distribution completely separate from PR government/municipalities. They have trucks, drivers, logistic coordinator, containers, and 300 volunteers in the island waiting to start. Seeking 20 volunteer coordinators to be trained and spread around island as lead coordinators. PPR trucks are going to be tracked, they have 11 security companies that are joining to protect everyone’s security. PPR needs contact with Municipalities and 20 leaders. We are almost there.

 

Amigos de Enfermería y cirujanos de PR se les unieron. Necesitan médicos. Van a tener 4 centros alrededor de la isla como centros para recibir equipo médico e ir identificando áreas en necesidad. Hay grupo de electricistas que también estarán viajando al rededor de la isla. Buscamos plomeros, carpinteros, trabajadores sociales, equipo como sierras, machetes, etc. A quien le ofresco data de ___?

 

Somos Una VozSomos Una Voz – a bunch of celebrities, a combined force of over 1billion followers, joined Marc Anthony and Jennifer Lopez’s alliance.

 

Susie Ran Kim –  Solar & Connection to Puerto Rico – From the Go Fund Me page | The two back to back hurricanes have bisected the entire island- leaving so many people with destroyed homes, little access to water, gas, electricity and all forms of communication. Immediate needs are power, clean water and connectivity. My name is Susie Kim. I am a co-founder and Artistic director for Newfilmmakers Los Angeles and have been producing the science and art documentary Bifrost into the Aurora which is based out of Puerto Rico for the past 3 years. By luck, I was in Los Angeles when the hurricanes hit Puerto Rico, watching everything go down. Since then, I have been able to have maintain communications with our production team, our friends and the university students to understand how to best help. Together with friends, families and support from our community in the US, we are organizing together to address the immediate needs of the island which is energy, connectivity and clean water.

 

Taller Saludwww.tallersalud.orgTaller Salud is a community-based, feminist grassroots organization that works for the integral well-being of girls, young women and adult women, targeted primarily at low-income communities. Since 1979.

Team Puerto Rico in the Hudson Valley, a local group of dedicated community volunteers, is partnering with @HispCoalitionNY and M&T Bank to provide donations to people in Puerto Rico.   Please see the attached Flyer with a list of drop off locations at various M&T Branches along with a donation item list.  You may also find the information online here:  https://www.hcnewyork.com/team-puerto-rico.html

Team Puerto Rico – hcnewyork.comTeam Puerto Rico in the Hudson Valley, a local group of dedicated community volunteers, is partnering with @HispCoalitionNY and M&T Bank to provide donations to people in Puerto Rico.   Please see the attached Flyer with a list of drop off locations at various M&T Branches along with a donation item list. Also, Team Puerto Rico in the Hudson Valley is raising funds to purchase Gift Cards (Home Depot, etc. once those stores are able to re-open) to help with rebuilding efforts.  You can place orders here:https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScdLtS6rAd6iR07aZxp_YmSXo1M2ekMzX1ItjjsqRMhN7uiJQ/viewform

 

UPR Se Levanta – Banking Information for direct donation.

Banco Popular Account | Wire transfer: US (Fed) ABA: 021502011|

Número de cuenta: 083338 | Swift Number: BPPRPRSX

Nombre de la cuenta: Universidad de Puerto Rico

Physical address: Jardín Botánico Sur, 1187  Flamboyán Street, San Juan, PR  00926-1117

 

Voices for Puerto Rico Voicesforpuertorico.com arts and culture – This is another crew of Latino celebrities and influencers who join Mariem Pérez, Carlitos Ruíz, and Adriana Teresa Letorney to aid and support relief efforts.

 

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WaterStep | Lorena Molina – lorena.molina.ipr@gmail.com

 

Community and Cultural Partners for Earthquake and Hurricane Relief Efforts

ALIANZA AMERICAS alianzaamericas.org | Yanira Arias, National Campaigns Manager,

Mobile phone & Text messages: 917-575-1124 | yarias@alianzaamericas.org

Hi Everyone,

As you know many Puerto Rican families have been forced to leave the island looking for a job in the U.S. and they are facing language barriers and lack of information to apply for a job or navigate the system. Can you share contacts in Texas, specifically in Harris, Fort Bend, and Waller counties. A family is looking for employment opportunities in Spanish and to connect with the diaspora to build their new support system.

Any leads are appreciated

Yanira

*****

Hola a todos

Como ustedes saben, muchas familias puertorriqueñas han sido forzadas a salir de la isla buscando trabajo en los Estados Unidos y están enfrentando barreras lingüísticas y falta de información para solicitar un trabajo o navegar por el sistema. ¿Puede compartir contactos en Texas, específicamente en los condados de Harris, Fort Bend y Waller. Una familia está buscando oportunidades de empleo en español y conectarse con la diáspora para construir su nuevo sistema de apoyo.

Cualquier info es apreciada

Yanira

Yanira Arias

National Campaigns Manager

ALIANZA AMERICAS

Mobile phone & Text messages: 917-575-1124

yar…@alianzaamericas.org

Headquarters

1638 S. Blue Island Ave. I Chicago, IL 60608

Tel: (877) 683-2908

 

San Francisco Office

3101 Mission St, Suite 101, San Francisco, CA 94110

 

Coalición Mexicana CoaliciónMexicana.org – community building

 

Celebrate Mexico Now Festival Rise! NY|MX Earthquake Relief for Mexico Benefit Concert – arts and culture

 

Comité Noviembre Comiténoviembre.org – anchor organization and network – community building

 

Revolución Latina Hurricane and Earthquake Relief Dance-A-Thon

 

National Foundations & Organization

Acacia Network – AcaciaNetWork.org

American Red Cross – Disaster Relief International Help Resources

Help Support Hurricane Maria Relief – Go Fund Me Hurricane Maria Relief

Hispanic Federation – Hispanic Federation.org

Latino Justice Latinojustice.org

One America AppealOneamericanappeal.org

 

International Foundations for Earthquake and Hurricane Relief Efforts

Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands – Usvirecovery.org

Direct Relief –  Directrelief.org

Dominica Hurricane Maria Relief Fund – Dominica Relief

Fondo Unido de México – fondounido.org.mx

Global Giving – GlobalGiving.org

The Humane Society – The Humane Society of the United States

Mercy Corps – mercycorps.org

Oxfam Oxfamamerica.org

Pan American Development Foundation – padf.org

Save the Children – SavetheChildren.org

Unicef – Unicefusa.org

 

U.S. Senate

Office of Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez

Rep. 7th District – Brooklyn-Lower Manhattan-Queens

Email: melissa.delort@mail.house.gov to find family members.

 

Government | Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico Gov. | Status.pr

Puerto Rico Federal Affairs Administration | prfaa.pr.org

Unidos Por Puerto Rico | unidosporpuertorico.com

Foundations | Puerto Rico

Fondos Unidos de Puerto Rico

P.O. Box 191914

San Juan, PR 00919

tel: (787) 728-8500

fax: (787) 728-7099

http://www.fondosunidos.org/

Caritas Puerto Rico

201 Calle San Jorge

Esquina Baldorioty de Castro

San Juan, Puerto Rico 00902

P.O. Box 8812, San Juan, Puerto Rico 00910-0812

787 300-4953  

www.caritas.pr

Fundación Comunitaria de Puerto Rico

1719 Ave. Ponce de León

San Juan, PR 00909-1905

787-721-1037

https://www.fcpr.org/

Hurricane Maria Children’s Relief Fund

Save the Children

501 Kings Highway East, Suite 400,

Fairfield, CT 06825

https://secure.savethechildren.org/site/c.8rKLIXMGIpI4E/b.9535647/k.A2B9/Hurricane_Maria_Childrens_Relief_Fund/apps/ka/sd/donor.asp

Maria & Irma: Puerto Rico Real-time Recovery Fund

ConPRmetidos

1511 Ave. Ponce de León Suite K, La Ciudadela

San Juan P.R. 00909

Phone:787-773-1100

https://www.generosity.com/emergencies-fundraising/maria-irma-puerto-rico-real-time-recovery-fund

Government – New York City

New York City State – NY.Gov

New York City Gov. Fund donate to Puerto Rico – NYC.Gov

Fire Department New York City – FDNY & FDNY Facebook Page

 

Donation Sites Set Up Across New York City

ONLY Priorities: Diapers, Baby food, Batteries, First Aid Supplies, Feminine Hygiene Products

 

Loisaida Center

710 East 9th Street, NYC, NY 10009

646-726-4715 | info@loisaida.org

 

El Maestro Cultural Center

1300 Southern Blvd. (near Freeman Street)

2:00 – 8:00 p.m.|  646-299-6507

revolucionboricua76@gmail.com

 

ASPIRA of New York, Inc.,

Site #1 – Main Office |15 West 36th Street, NY, NY 10018

Site #2 – P.S.\ I.S. 224 | 345 Brook Avenue, Room 104, Bronx, NY 10455

Note: Aspira’s main office is accepting amazon packages.

 

City University of New York

Jacob K. Javits Center, 655 W34th Street, Manhattan

Shirley A. Chisholm State Office Building, 55 Hanson Place, Brooklyn

Jamaica Street Armory, 93-05 168th Street, Queens

Robert Clemente State Park, 301 West Tremont Avenue, Bronx

Department of Motor Vehicles, 696 E. Fordham Road, Bronx

 

FDNY

Donations will be accepted during the hours of 7 am – 9 pm. Please be aware that FDNY members at these locations may not be present during drop-off hours if they are responding to an emergency.

Manhattan

Engine 91: 242 E. 111th Street, New York, NY 11220 (East Harlem)

Engine 95/ Ladder 36: 29 Vermilyea Avenue, New York, NY 10033 (Inwood)

Engine 28/ Ladder 11: 222 E. 2nd Street, New York, NY 10009 (Lower East Side)

Bronx

EMS Station 26: 1264 Boston Road, Bronx NY 10456 (Morrisania)

EMS Station 55: 3134 Park Avenue, Bronx, NY 10451 (Melrose)

Engine 64/ Ladder 47: 1214 Castle Hill Avenue, Bronx, NY 10462 (Castle Hill)

Engine 83/ Ladder 29: 618 E. 138th Street, Bronx, NY 10454 (Mott Haven/South Bronx)

Queens

Engine 316: 27-12 Kearney Street, Queens, NY 11369 (East Elmhurst)

Engine 289/ Ladder 138: 97-28 43rd Avenue, Queens, NY 11368 (Corona)

Engine 307/ Ladder 154: 81-17 Northern Boulevard, Queens, NY 11372 (Jackson Heights)

Brooklyn

Engine 271/ Ladder 124: 392 Himrod Street, Brooklyn, NY 11237 (Bushwick)

Engine 277/ Ladder 112: 582 Knickerbocker Avenue, Brooklyn, NY  11221 (Bushwick)

Engine 201/ Ladder 114: 5113 4th Avenue,  Brooklyn, NY  11220 ( Sunset Park)

Engine 228: 436 39th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11232 (Sunset Park)

Engine 218: 650 Hart Street, Brooklyn, NY 11221 (Bushwick)

Staten Island

Engine 153/ Ladder 77: 74 Broad Street, Staten Island, NY 10304 (Stapleton)

Engine 157/ Ladder 80: 1573 Castleton Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10302 (Port Richmond)

Ladder 79: 1189 Castleton Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10310 (Port Richmond)

ACACIA DROP OFF LOCATIONS:

Manhattan

East Harlem Multi Service Center

419 East 120th Street, NY

Contact: Paul Delgado 347-489-6516

Institute for the Puerto Rican and Hispanic Elderly

Carver Senior Center

55 East 102nd Street, NY between Madison Avenue

Contact: Maria Rivera 917-838-8028

The Loisaida Center

710 East 120th 9th Street, NY

Contact: Libertad Guerra 646-757-0522

Bronx

Ramon Velez Health Center

754 East 151th Street

Bronx, NY 10455

Contact: Michael Orozco 347-924-3435

CASA Promesa

308 East 175th Street

Bronx, NY 10457

Contact : Adriene Rosell 347-924-2002

915 Westchester Avenue, 3rd floor

Bronx, NY 10459

Contact: Eileen Enmanuel 646-224-9207

White Plains Road

3677 White Plains Road

Bronx, NY 10467

Contact: Adalgisa Capellan 917-612-7258

Queens:

Skyway Queens

132-10 South Conduit

New York, NY 11430

Contact: Kwame Rennie 347-675-1994

Sleep Inn JFK

177-08 Liberty Avenue

Queens, NY 11433

Contact: Marly Jourdain 929-446-5038

Brooklyn:

Brooklyn Cluster

255 Liberty Avenue

Brooklyn, NY 11212

Contact: Jenelle Cole 646-457-0926/Metika Shaw 929-446-5103

Hudson Valley New York State area

Team Puerto Rico in the Hudson Valley, a local group of dedicated community volunteers, is partnering with @HispCoalitionNY and M&T Bank to provide donations to people in Puerto Rico. Please see the attached Flyer with a list of drop off locations at various M&T Branches along with a donation item list.  You may also find the information online here:  https://www.hcnewyork.com/team-puerto-rico.html

 

References

 

Business Insider –  (Sept. 11, 2017)

The Best Charities to give in the wake of Hurricane Irma

 

The Huffington Post – (October 6, 2017) More Than Prayers: How the Diaspora Can Help Our Families in Puerto Rico

 

The Huffington Post (Sept. 21, 2017)

Hispanic Federation Organizes Relief Efforts to Help Puerto Rico After Hurricane María

 

How Stuff Works – (Sept. 18, 2017) 5 Donation Tips for (Really) Helping Disaster Victims

 

Latino Rebels (Sept. 30, 2017) – The Cruelest Storm: A Statement for Puerto Rico

 

PR Informa – PR Informa Facebook

The New York Times – (October 3, 2017)  Aid Is Getting to Puerto Rico. Distributing It Remains a Challenge.

The New York Times – (Sept. 20, 2017)  Where to Donate to Mexico Earthquake Victims

Vox – (Sept. 22, 2017) –Where you can donate to help with hurricane and earthquake relief and recovery

Los Ambulantes Los Ambulantes

Centro: Center for Puerto Rican Studies Hunter College CUNY – reference list

Donate to Help Puerto Rico with Disaster Relief and Recovery from Hurricanes Irma and Maria

 

Medical

American Diabetes Association If you or your loved one is living with diabetes and affected by a hurricane, we are here to help. This page will be updated daily with resources and information regarding emergency support for people with diabetes in impacted cities. Need help? Contact our Call Center at 1-800-DIABETES (800-342-2383) Mon.-Fri. 8:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET. If you are a healthcare provider in an affected city and need diabetes supplies, please call our supply request hotline at 1-314-INSULIN, open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. ET.

Insulin For Life USA – Carol Atkinson, Director 5745 SW 75th Street, #116, Gainesville, Florida 32608, (352) 327-8649

 

Travel Tips

Heard this on la Llamada de Apoyo: Bag Waiver (Delta)- For folks traveling to the islands to help and bring goods. Email: bagwaiverqsts.delta@delta.com – Include your name, flight number, state how many bags, organizations you will visit, articles you are bringing, and explain motive of travel and you must have a fiscal sponsor designated 501 C 3 or an EIN to qualify for the humanitarian waiver credit.

 

Flying out of San Juan – Bring food and water for the long lines and the wait.