Defend Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief Fund

For: Defend PR Hurricane Relief Fund
New York, NY
Organizer: Adrián Román Co-Founder of Defend Puerto Rico
Defend Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief Fund (Defend PR Hurricane Relief Fund)
$58,909
of $75,000 goal.
Raised by 602 donors
78% Complete

The Story

DEFEND PUERTO RICO FUND

There's a humanitarian crisis in Puerto Rico. Hurricane Maria, a category 4 hurricane landed in Puerto Rico the morning of Wednesday, September 20th, just a few days after Hurricane Irma. The impact of hurricane Maria has proven to be fatal, devastating the island’s infrastructure, producing prolonged electrical outages and water, food, gas and medical supplies shortages.


The DEFEND PUERTO RICO HURRICANE FUND is committed to provide support to low income communities and communities of color. Most likely these disenfranchised communities that have been severely affected will be overlooked by relief and rebuilding efforts and will face a slower recovery than other parts of the island. To ensure the money raised by this campaign reach those who most need it, Defend Puerto Rico has partnered with local community-based organizations in Puerto Rico,  Taller Salud, COPI (La Corporación Piñones Se Integra), and Nuestra Escuela. 100% of your donations go to supporting the purchase of food, medicine, construction and clean up supplies, power generators, and other things needed for the recovery and rebuilding of our beloved island. 


Please join us in donating 

Partners:

Adrián Viajero Román

Defend Puerto Rico

Juan Pablo Vizcaino and Anna Huertas


Fundraiser Updates

Posted on September 22, 2017

Posted on September 22, 2017

Familia!

Thank you to everyone who has made a donation or shared this fundraiser. I'm overwhelmed with emotion by everyone’s support! My heart is still filled with love from last night, but still very heavy with sadness. All your donations and kind words will mean so much to so many families in need in Puerto Rico.

Last night was a very powerful evening of support and a space of healing. We were very blessed to have doubled our $5000 goal thanks to your support. Due to the extraordinary support we received, I truly believe we could raise more money to be able to help even more families in need.
With that said, I have raised the fundraising amount from $5,000 to $20,000.

If we can raise $10,000 in one day, we can raise twice that in a week, or maybe 10 times that in a month. We have an opportunity and responsibility as a Puerto Rican community living throughout the U.S. and internationally to provide support to our people who have already been struggling due to the economic crisis. 

I'm overwhelmed with joy that our community came out to support in the efforts to gather us together in this critical time. I humbly ask, please continue to share this fundraiser with your family and friends to help us reach our new goal. 

Thank you again for your presence last night, your generous donations, and your spirit or unity and healing. 

Please please please share the donation link and please share any photos or videos you took from last night on the facebook events page, or if you don't have facebook you can email them to me at [email protected] and I will post them with your permission.   

Donation Link: https://www.youcaring.com/loizahurricanerelief-955117  

Facebook Event page for photos/video posts: https://www.facebook.com/events/160719934508612

GRAN ABRAZOS!
Adrián Viajero Román

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