Puerto Rico and Caribbean Hurricane Relief:

What’s Happening and How to Help

With winds in excess of 160 mph, Hurricane Maria had a destructive path in the Caribbean just weeks after Hurricane Irma. Each of the projects below will support Hurricane Maria and Hurricane Irma relief efforts led by GlobalGiving’s vetted nonprofit partners in the region. You can donate directly to a specific project, or you can give to GlobalGiving’s Puerto Rico & Caribbean Hurricane Relief Fund.

Donations to GlobalGiving’s Puerto Rico & Caribbean Hurricane Relief Fund will be divided among our vetted nonprofit partners on this list relative to where the need is greatest. This list of responding organizations and their recovery projects will continue to grow as our partners in the affected areas have the capacity to post projects and updates.

We believe organizations that are deeply rooted in local communities are often in the best position to provide long-term support for disaster victims. By funding the relief efforts of locally driven organizations, donations to GlobalGiving’s Puerto Rico & Caribbean Hurricane Relief Fund have the potential to build stronger disaster-response capacity so that our nonprofit partners in the affected areas are better equipped to face future disasters. Read more about our approach to disaster relief here.

Hurricane Relief and Recovery Projects by GlobalGiving’s Vetted Partners

Hurricane Maria: Helping Children in Puerto Rico
Hurricane Maria has devastated Puerto Rico. This fund will provide diapers at no cost to our partner agencies, who are recovering and rebuilding. When we think about disaster recovery, we tend to think about hunger, homelessness, and clean water. Diapers are an overlooked, yet crucial, basic need. All babies deserve to be clean, dry, and healthy.
Hurricane Irma: Helping Children in Haiti
Hurricane Irma is one of the strongest storms ever measured in the Atlantic. This fund will provide diapers at no cost to our partner agencies in Haiti who are recovering and rebuilding. When we think about disaster recovery, we tend to think about hunger, homelessness, and clean water.Diapers are an overlooked, yet crucial, basic need. All babies deserve to be clean, dry, and healthy.
Hurricane Maria: Dignity for Women in Puerto Rico
Hurricane Maria has devastated Puerto Rico. This fund will provide feminine hygiene items at no cost to our partner agencies, who are recovering and rebuilding. When we think about disaster recovery, we tend to think about hunger, homelessness, and clean water. Feminine hygiene items are an overlooked, yet crucial, basic need. All women deserve to be clean, dry, and healthy.
Help Bring Electricity to Puerto Rico
Helping Puerto Rico get electricity by sending solar. Project phase I of $10,000 to $20,000 is headed by Heather Dawn Thompson, Harvard educated lawyer of Native-American run company Now! Solar http://www.nowsolar.co/ who will use all funds to buy solar panels to send and set up in Puerto Rico to help bring electricity and light. The overall project is $100,000 of which we are striving to raise 80,000 here
Hurricane Irma: Helping Children in Cuba
Hurricane Irma is one of the strongest storms ever measured in the Atlantic. This fund will provide diapers at no cost to our partner agency in Cuba who are recovering and rebuilding. When we think about disaster recovery, we tend to think about hunger, homelessness, and clean water.Diapers are an overlooked, yet crucial, basic need. All babies deserve to be clean, dry, and healthy.
Puerto Rico & Caribbean Hurricane Relief Fund
Hurricane Maria caused devastating destruction and flooding in the Caribbean, destroying homes in Puerto Rico, Dominica, and the Virgin Islands just two weeks after Hurricane Irma. This fund will provide relief to survivors in the form of emergency supplies like food, water, and medicine in addition to longer-term recovery assistance to help residents recover and rebuild. All donations to this fund will exclusively support any necessary hurricane relief and recovery efforts in the Caribbean.
Virgin Islands Hurricane Relief Fund
This project will provide much needed disaster relief aid to the Virgin Islands. Every year thousands of tourists head to these beautiful islands to enjoy their beaches, hotels, and wonderful people. Hurricane Irma and Maria have devastated the Caribbean and left the Virgin Islands in a state of mass devastation. The rebuilding of these islands will take months and even years to reach a level of normalcy again, thus we hope you will join us as we work directly with locals to make a difference.
Help us Purchase School Supplies for  Barbuda
Hurricane Irma has left over 90% of the infrastructure on Barbuda in rubbles. Antigua and Barbuda Student Association is currently raising funds to assist. While the preliminary estimates to rebuild all the damages on the island are in the millions we would like your help. We are working to Assist Barbuda School to become High Technology School. Please help us to rebuild McChesney George High School in Barbuda.
Puerto Rico emergency relief / long-term recovery
FORWARD/ADELANTE Puerto Rico is a fund created by a network of experienced local foundations. Funds collected will be distributed quickly through vetted local grassroots organizations that provide direct assistance to affected populations. Longer term support will strengthen response capacity of these groups, promote transparency in government aid processes, and advance community economic development.
Caribbean Hurricane Relief
All Hands and Hearts has been on the ground in St. Thomas since Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria left the island completely devastated and families in need of help. In the months following it became apparent that there are other islands still in desperate need of help. All Hands' Program Development team is assessing multiple islands in the Caribbean and has completed an assessment in Puerto Rico. Multiple programs are being launched to assist in response and recovery efforts.
Hurricane Maria Relief in Puerto Rico & Dominica
by IsraAID
This project will provide emergency relief; mental health psychological support; water, sanitation and hygiene solutions and medical support, for communities affected by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico and Dominica, and beyond.
Hurricanes Irma & Maria  - Team Rubicon Response
Team Rubicon Global is the hub of a veteran led natural disaster response organisation. With a network of over 70,000 volunteers committed to delivering assistance to those worst affected in the wake of natural disasters. This project supports our teams deploying to the Caribbean as part of the recovery efforts following Hurricanes Irma & Maria into 2018. - please join us as a partner in helping those most in need as these communities rebuild
Hurricane Maria Women's Health Response
Natural disasters like Hurricane Maria place women and children in the eye of a different kind of storm increasing their vulnerability to dangers ranging from complications during pregnancy and delivery to the need of oxygen for newborns. COHI has responded to 18 different humanitarian emergencies around the globe and is on the ground in Puerto Rico working direclty with local midwives, nurses, and physicians to provide medicines, care, and supplies.
Hurricane Maria-From tarps to roofs in Puerto Rico
When Irma & Maria hit Puerto Rico, poor and vulnerable neighborhoods were among the most affected. In the 8 communities along the Caño Martín Peña, winners of the World Habitat Awards,~1,000 families lost the roofs to their homes and a safe place to sleep. Temporary tarps already have filtrations, leading to mold related diseases. Roofs for the Caño, a community-based project, will help ~12 families in dire conditions return to normalcy by transitioning from tarps to permanent, resilient roofs.
Hurricane Maria Children's Relief Fund
Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico as a Category 4 hurricane, pummeling the Caribbean island with catastrophic levels of rain and winds up to 155 miles per hour. Save the Children is currently on the ground in Puerto Rico responding to the needs of children. We are coordinating closely with the local partners on the ground to assess the specific needs of children and families amid reports of massive damage.
Hurricane Relief:  Re-Opening St. Croix Montessori
We are rebuilding our school that was damaged in Hurricanes Maria and Irma. The effects of living on generator power, 90% humidity, consistent rains, and weakened infrastructure on the island result in damaged equipment, structures, and support needs. Repairs require a consistent source of upfront capital. The combination of these is a heavy burden for small, non-profits like our school, St. Croix Montessori, and the support of our global community is invaluable to the children we serve.
Bring the Ideas Box to Puerto Rico!
LWB seeks to bring the Ideas Box to 5 cities in Puerto Rico that were especially devastated by Hurricanes Irma and Maria. The Ideas Box is a portable multimedia center and learning space that provides educational and cultural resources to communities in need, including refugees, displaced persons, and victims of natural disasters.
Nonprofit Consortium of St. Croix (USVI)
The Nonprofit Consortium actively convenes 40+ organizations in health & human services, environment & climate change, and education to collaborate in 1) programs; 2) fundraising efforts, and 3) organizational capacity building. This project will be critical in the aftermath of Hurricanes Irma and Maria, as it will convene both front-line service providers and secondary impact service organizations. This level of strategic coordination is vital to the re-building of the island after the storm.
Barbuda Recovery & Conservation Trust
The Barbuda Recovery & Conservation Trust is an emergency relief fund to help rebuild the Caribbean island of Barbuda after Hurricane Irma destroyed the majority of houses and major infrastructure. ICF is working with the Waitt Institute and the local government to provide emergency housing, food, clothing and supplies, restore community services, and support daily living expenses and wages for Barbudan emergency workers to rebuild livelihoods.
St. Croix Foundation CARE Fund
The CARE Fund seeks to cultivate national philanthropic partnerships to support our hurricane recovery and resiliency strategy. As a community-centric nonprofit serving disproportionately poor, under-served American residents, St. Croix Foundation is leading our community through recovery, grounded by our commitment to social equity.
Hurricane Irma Recovery in Cuba
Help Global Links deliver medical equipment and supplies that will support health services and hospitals damaged by Hurricane Irma.
Rebuild a School for 120 Students in Puerto Rico
40% of high school students in Puerto Rico are out of school. NUESTRA ESCUELA successfully serves this population since the year 2000 with over 1500 graduates. Our primary function is to support socio-economically disadvantaged youth who for various reasons drop out of school. To continue providing these students an alternative model of education that grants them a high school diploma in a healthy and proper environment, we must rebuild our school premises in Caguas, Puerto Rico.
Hurricane Irma Emergency Response Fund
CARE has established the Hurricane Irma Emergency Response Fund, with a $1 million initial goal to support our humanitarian response and work with partners to provide immediate relief and longer-term rehabilitation in the most affected areas. Your gift will help us address the needs of the most vulnerable families.
Sisterhood Agenda Hurricane Irma Relief St. John
Sisterhood Agenda needs your help with our new Hurricane Irma Relief project. Like many businesses and residents on St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands, Sisterhood Agenda and our new SEA: Sisterhood Empowerment Academy were hit hard by Hurricane Irma ealier this month. Essential services such (government, banking, and postal services remain closed and the island is without electricity. Our media center and library were destroyed as our roof, ceiling, patio doors, and windows caved in.
Rebuilding a Safe Haven for Future Crises
Intercambios has an opportunity to emerge from the devastation of Hurricanes Irma and Maria stronger than ever. By transforming our headquarters into a safe space to offer lifesaving care and emergency relief, Intercambios will ensure that the most vulnerable people in Puerto Rico, including people who use drugs, people with HIV, and people who face other health disparities, can access urgent assistance now and never face another crisis alone.
Help Hurricane Impacted At-Risk Youth In St. Croix
Months after Hurricane Maria devastated St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, many at-risk youth across the island and their families are desperately in need of the basic necessities, including food, water and toiletries. We at Project Promise, (PP), the three-year-old St. Croix-based, (501(c) (3) non-profit, are more determined than ever to helping the most vulnerable among us. Your gift of just $10 US can help at least one child get a nutritious meal. Won't you lend a helping hand today?
Preserve Historical Sites & Heritage in St. Thomas
We are the only Historical Museum in St. Thomas. Our mission is to identify, protect, and perserve the history, sites and culture of STT. Our museum sustained damage during the two Category 5 hurricanes: Irma and Maria. We are working to clean and restore the historical artifacts,photographs and archives we currently have in the museum.
Resiliency tool for children after Hurricane Maria
Children from coastal communities impacted by Hurricane Maria are still suffering the emotional effects of the disaster -- in addition to not having electrical power and other basic services at home and at school. We will use our existing programs at local elementary schools (i.e. 21st Century Community Learning Centers and others) to educate in resiliency tools through arts, recreation and other strategies so children can better recover from the experience.
La Fondita de Jesus en la Comunidad
This project will help to stabilize communities in Puerto Rico, after powerful hurricane Maria passed through the island on September, 2017. At least 200 individuals will receive preventive and/or primary medical care; 500 individuals will improve their personal hygiene and will be able to prevent conditions by disinfecting water and surfaces in their homes and outdoor spaces; and at least four (4) communities in San Juan will be organize to achieve their self-sufficiency to look for resources.
Help Hurricane Impacted Children In St. Croix
Project Promise will provide support services for children traumatized by Hurricane's Irma and Maria by providing a holistic approach to healing.
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