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Hurricane Fiona Relief: Puerto Rico Fund

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A hurricane that hit Puerto Rico on Sunday has left at least one person dead and millions of the island’s residents without power or running water. Hurricane Fiona, this season’s sixth named storm, is only the third to transform from a tropical storm into a hurricane since the Atlantic hurricane season started in June. The Category 1 hurricane brought sustained winds topping 85 mph and torrential rainfalls, with some regions receiving up to 25 inches, triggering floods and mudslides. It also caused an islandwide blackout. More than 1.3 million customers were still without power as of midday Monday. Puerto Rico Gov. Pedro Pierluisi said power had been restored to more than 100,000 users as of Monday afternoon and estimated the outage should not last longer than a few days. Fiona made landfall in the U.S. territory two days before the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Maria. Puerto Rican officials say the island’s power grid and infrastructure are still recovering from the devastation caused by Maria, which knocked out power for almost a year in some places and created the largest blackout in U.S. history. source: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/nation/how-to-help-victims-of-hurricane-fiona-in-puerto-rico

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Diaspora for Puerto Rico Inc

Diaspora for Puerto Rico, Inc seeks to promote the wellbeing, self-sufficiency, and empowerment of the Puerto Rican community, through access to information about services, organizations, events, and contacts with the intention to create a support network. Also, we attempt to strengthen the reach of our support network to serve the needs of our community in their day-to-day. #DiasporaXPR seeks to solidify the nexus between the already-established diaspora with those that have recently left the island and want to continue to be connected with our community.

Hispanic Federation Inc

The Hispanic Federation (HF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit federation that works in tandem with 400+ Latino community-based organizations (CBOs) on its mission to empower and advance the Hispanic community. From its New York City Headquarters to offices in Connecticut, Washington, D.C., North Carolina, Florida, and Puerto Rico, HF works to uplift millions of Hispanic children, youth, and families locally and nationally through building the capacity of Latino nonprofits, public policy advocacy, and a portfolio of innovative community programs.

International Medical Corps

We provide training and deliver healthcare and related services to those affected by conflict, natural disaster or disease. We do this no matter where in the world they may be or what the conditions. We train people in their own communities, providing them the skills needed to recover, to chart their own path to self-reliance and to shape their own future as they become effective First Responders.

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