Hurricane Maria: Community Recovery Fund

For: Community Members affected by Hurricane Maria
Puerto Rico
Organizer: United Confederation of Taino People
Hurricane Maria: Community Recovery Fund (Community Members affected by Hurricane Maria)
$2,473
of $5,000 goal
49% Complete
Raised by 36 donors

The Story

Category 4 Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico just days after it was already suffering from the impacts of Hurricane Irma. The people of Borikén (Puerto Rico) are now living through the largest natural disaster that the island has faced in nearly a century.

In the wake of the hurricane, nearly half of Puerto Ricans have been left without clean drinking water, 95% are without power, and 80% of crops were destroyed. Without clean drinking water, people will soon begin to get sick from dehydration and disease. 

Given the growing number of requests from community members needing assistance, the United Confederation of Taíno People (UCTP) has decided to launch our own initiative to gather funds and resources for families that still need critical assistance during this early phase of recovery efforts.

Our people are strong and resilient but some are understandably getting desperate as local and federal government are still not sufficiently responding to the crisis. Message after message from local people and volunteers are affirmed by public officials including military personnel who state that assistance has not yet reached many communities especially those in the interior.

While these reports are paint a grim reality on the ground, there are many who are rising to the challenges locally and have already begun to reach community members in places where government assistance has up-to-now had little or no impact. 

The UCTP's relief efforts will include procurement and distribution of critical resources being requested by community members themselves such as water purification products, insect repellent, mosquito nets, personal hygiene products, and solar chargers, etc., as well as emergency cash disbursements for families and our volunteers on the ground.

We will transfer funds to our community volunteers on the ground using services such as ATH Móvil, USPS Money Orders, etc. as well as use discount services for shipping. 

You can assist us by taking action now! Our volunteers in Borikén are ready to hand out supplies to community in need. We just need YOU to help us.

Hahom kena seneko kakona (Thank you and abundant blessings)!

The UCTP is registered with 501(c)3 status.

Upon reaching our funding goal a full report of donation distributions will be posted at http://www.uctp.org 

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on March 27, 2018

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Posted on March 27, 2018

Today's News (March 27, 2018): Six months after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, residents are struggling with mental illness amid the devastation... A suicide prevention hotline center has had more than 4,500 calls since January, double those before Maria... Tens of thousands are still without power... See full story here: https://weather.com/news/news/2018-03-26-puerto-rico-hurricane-maria-suicide-depression-mental-health-issues

Posted on March 18, 2018

Posted on March 18, 2018

National attention may have waned, but tens of thousands still lack power in Borikén (Puerto Rico). Seehttp://bit.ly/2plav3N

Posted on March 17, 2018

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Posted on March 17, 2018

The United Confederation of Taíno People expresses a sincere hahom (thank you) to Native News Online for publishing our story "TAÍNO CONFEDERATION CONTINUES AID MISSION IN BORIKÉN (PUERTO RICO)."  You can check this story out here: https://nativenewsonline.net/currents/taino-confederation-continues-aid-mission-boriken-puerto-rico/

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