Help PR Now

This is a compilation of organizations where your contributions will immediately impact communities in need in Puerto Rico after hurricane Maria.

There are a lot of active organizations fundraising to help Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria, but it’s very difficult to navigate through so much information. After scouring through many initiatives, I’ve come up with this list where I believe our contributions will have real impact on the current situation. Our contributions should be going towards local grassroots initiatives with long-standing reputations for serving vulnerable communities. This is my attempt to compile some of those local organizations.

*** I will try to keep this list updated with what I believe are trustworthy initiatives. ***

Community-Engaged Organizations


Casa Pueblo

Casa Pueblo is a long standing (since 1980) community-self-management project that is committed to protecting natural, cultural and human resources.

Website: http://casapueblo.org/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/casapueblo/


Comedores Sociales de Puerto Rico

Comedores Sociales de Puerto Rico (Social Kitchens of Puerto Rico) are a self-managed food distribution initiative with a focus on social impact and activism.

Website: www.cdpecpr.org
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/comedores.sociales/


Nuestra Escuela

Nuestra Escuela is an and NGO and community-based school, with the purpose of providing educational services to the most vulnerable youth.

Website: http://www.nuestraescuela.org/ 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nuestraescuela/


Taller Salud

Taller Salud is a community-based feminist organization that works for the well-being of girls, young women and adult women, targeted primarily at low-income communities.

Website: http://www.tallersalud.com/
Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/taller.salud/


Agriculture, Environment and Sustainability

Departamento de la Comida

A grassroots organization powering local regional-food systems including sustainable farming practices and farmers markets.They are committed to providing food and relief post Hurricane Maria.

They are asking primarily for seeds and farming materials, 
see list here.

Website: https://fondoderesilienciapuertorico.tumblr.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/departamentodelacomida/

Donate here


ISER Caribe

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The Institute for Socio-Ecological Research has a trans-disciplinary approach to conduct research on social ecological systems through engaging government institutions, academia, civil society and community organizations. “Our team will study the interactions and dialectic relationships between the environment and humans in order to develop an alternate ways of managing human and natural systems. Through our collaborative actions we will build consensus that will allow us to create well-informed stewardship plans, local outreach activities and educational program.”

Donate thru:

Website: https://isercaribe.org/
PayPal: https://www.paypal.me/isercaribe
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/isercaribe/?ref=search


Organización Boricuá de Agricultura Ecológica de Puerto Rico

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The Organización Boricuá de Agricultura Ecológica (Boricua Organic Agriculture Organization) is a non-profit organization that brings together people from all over Puerto Rico who are willing to work agriculture in harmony with the environment.
The mission is to promote food sovereignty and environmental conservation, being a facilitator for the community through education and training in ecological and family agriculture, local and international alliances and the rescue and perpetuation of traditional, ancestral and completely healthy.

Website: http://organizacionboricua.blogspot.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/organizacionboricua/

You can donate directly via PayPal: organizacion.boricua@gmail.com


Animals


Friends of Culebra Animals

Friends of Culebra Animals, Inc. serves the needs of Culebra’s pet and feral animal community through its all-volunteer team.

Website: http://www.friendsofculebraanimals.org/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/friendsofculebraanimals/


Save a Gato

Save A Gato manages the colony of cats on the Paseo del Morro in Old San Juan. We manage them through T/N/R. This stands for trap, neuter, and release.

Website: http://www.saveagato.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SaveAGato/


Hurricane Relief and Recovery

Bori Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief

A grassroots effort inspired to help the people of Puerto Rico directly after the devastation of Hurricane Maria.

Donate here.

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Center of Popular Democracy

Managed by the Center of Popular Democracy to support Puerto Rican Communities on the frontline in the recovery from Hurricane Maria.

Website: http://www.mariafund.org

Donate here


Caño Martín Peña — Relief Fund

The Caño Martín Peña ENLACE Project is the umbrella initiative encompassing the organizations that work together to bring about the dredging of the 3.75-mile Caño Martín Peña and the redevelopment of eight communities along its path, thereby helping to transform the city.

The ENLACE Project is driven by the Caño Martín Peña ENLACE Corporation, the G-8, Inc., and the Caño Martín Peña Community Land Trust, as well as a large G-8 group of partners that includes universities, foundations, and private and public organizations.

Website: http://www.cano3punto7.org
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ProyectoEnlaceCMP/

Donate here via Gofundme


Puerto Rico Hurricane Maria Relief Fundraiser

Defend Puerto Rico, has partnered with local organizations in Puerto Rico, Nuestra Escuela, COPI (La Corporación Piñones Se Integra), and Taller Salud. Focussing on the relief efforts of low income communities severely affected by Hurricane Maria.

Donate here.


For more information of each organization please Contact them. 
If you would like your organization added to this list, please contact me.

Thank you for caring!