Puerto Rico & Caribbean Hurricane Relief Fund

by the Disaster Recovery Network at GlobalGiving Vetted since 2002 Top Ranked Effective Nonprofit Project of the Month Site Visit Verified

Summary

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.

$12,000,000
total goal
$532,955
remaining
48,108
donors
510
monthly donors
1
year

Challenge

With strong, damaging winds, Hurricane Maria has destroyed homes and critical infrastructure just two weeks after Hurricane Irma cut through the Caribbean. Several of GlobalGiving's local nonprofit partners are responding to survivors' immediate needs and have asked us to help fund their relief and recovery efforts on the ground.

Solution

All donations to this fund will support hurricane recovery and relief efforts in the Caribbean. Initially, the fund will help first responders meet survivors' immediate needs for food, fuel, clean water, hygiene products, and shelter. Once initial relief work is complete, this fund will transition to support longer-term recovery efforts run by local, vetted organizations responding to this disaster.

Long-Term Impact

We believe that organizations that are deeply-rooted in local communities are best positioned to provide long-term support for survivors of natural disasters like hurricanes. By funding the relief efforts of organizations in the Caribbean, there's potential to build stronger response capacity so that these organizations are better equipped to face future challenges. GlobalGiving will post reports about how funds have been used and will email these reports to donors.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

GlobalGiving.org
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Top rating from Better Business Bureau

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Organization Information

GlobalGiving

Location: Washington, D.C. - USA
Website: https:/​/​www.globalgiving.org
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$11,467,045 raised of $12,000,000 goal
 
57,737 donations
$532,955 to go
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