Hurricane Relief Support

Dear friends, students, and colleagues:

Given the current crisis and devastation in Puerto Rico due to Hurricane Maria, and in Mexico due to the multiple earthquakes, the Latina and Latino Studies Program is listing various links to organizations across the U.S. who are sending supplies, food, water, and other needed items to our communities.

We exhort you to choose the organizations you feel more comfortable with and to contribute as much as you can.

Thank you for your generosity!

We will continue to update the list as we identify more links. If you want to share additional links with us, feel free to email Carlos Ballinas at

Frances Aparicio, Director

Latina and Latino Studies Program


Below are the links:


Helping Hand for Relief and Development


Mexico Earthquake Relief Fund


International Community Foundation



Taller Salud:

This is the link for donations for Irma, but I don’t know when they will have something for Maria:

You can also donate directly through their Facebook page:

National Boricua Human Rights Network

Make checks payable to:

National Boricua Human Rights Network Chicago

Attn: Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief Fund



Comedores Sociales de Puerto Rico

Sustainable Farming Support: Organización Boricuá de Agricultura Ecológica de Puerto Rico

A 28-year-old grassroot organization that works and promotes agroecology within the food sovereignty struggle. Boricuá, is the official Chapter in Puerto Rico of the international peasant movement: La Vía Campesina (LVC)- Coordinadora Latinoamericana de Organizaciones del Campo (CLOC). Boricuá, is a network of peasants (campesinos/as), farmers, farm workers, educators and activists that are deeply involved in a national social justice movement that builds a sustainable agriculture platform for small and medium scale peasants and farmers. Recently hurricane María had a great impact in Puerto Rico. The country is completely classified as a disaster zone. All of the agriculture is gone. Even though ageoecology farms have been proven to be resilient, the impact of María was so strong that green landscapes and ecosystems in Puerto Rico are now brown with lots of fallen trees. So, we are asking anyone that can help to donate whatever you can to help our organization and peasant network bounce up again.

You can donate directly to the Organización Boricuá bank account, Banco Popular Account: #162039034 or by PayPal:


Institute for Socio Ecological Research (ISER) Caribe

My friend Ryan Hamilton is working with to coordinate the purchasing of water filtration units of 60 gallon capacity that can be deployed in affected areas of Puerto Rico. Each system is $200. ISER Caribe is a recognized non profit so all you donations are tax deductible


Institute for Socio Ecological Research Inc.

PO Box 3151

Lajas , PR 00667-3151

Via Cabo Rojo Coop

Routing Number 221582310

Account#/ NÚMERO DE CUENTA 1011724826

or click here to donate via paypal

If interested in contributing to this effort please don’t hesitate to contact with any questions


Maria Fund:

This is being managed by the Center for Popular Democracy

Acacia Network


Fondos Unidos de Puerto Rico

tel: (787) 728-8500

Caritas Puerto Rico

tel: 787 300-4953

Fundación Comunitaria de Puerto Rico

tel: 787-721-1037

Maria & Irma: Puerto Rico Real-time Recovery Fund


tel: 787-773-1100


Hurricane Maria Children’s Relief Fund

Animal Donations:


Animals of Culebra


Save a Gato

PayPal :


Specific Item Donations

Local Drop Off Donation Locations  *NOTE: I do not know much about this doc, so please do your due diligence and look into the org/drop off location to ensure you feel comfortable donating there


For Volunteers/Para Voluntariado-

*note orgs ask that people not go to Puerto Rico to help on their own as they could create an additional burden


Centro Para el Desarrollo del Voluntariado

Project Hope medical volunteers

Puerto Rico Chapter: Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster

*volunteers interested in connecting with public services and disaster relief organizations.


Tech Help:

If you have coding, programming, or technical skills, Startups of Puerto Rico has opened a registry to connect with organizations or agencies with pressing needs in Puerto Rico.

This “inventory” of talent will be connected with opportunities to help develop support services or create and innovate new solutions.


Federal Employee Volunteer:

If available, please send an email to and include your name, federal agency, position, and location. Also indicate if you are fluent in Spanish, if you have an ICS qualification, and a background in law enforcement, military, search and rescue, or any other prior emergency response participation effort.


Fondos Unidos de Puerto Rico

P.O. Box 191914
San Juan, PR 00919
tel: (787) 728-8500
fax: (787) 728-7099

Caritas Puerto Rico

201 Calle San Jorge
Esquina Baldorioty de Castro
San Juan, Puerto Rico 00902
P.O. Box 8812, San Juan, Puerto Rico 00910-0812
tel: 787 300-4953

Fundación Comunitaria de Puerto Rico

1719 Ave. Ponce de León
San Juan, PR 00909-1905
tel: 787-721-1037

Hurricane Maria Children’s Relief Fund

Save the Children
501 Kings Highway East, Suite 400,
Fairfield, CT 06825

Maria & Irma: Puerto Rico Real-time Recovery Fund

1511 Ave. Ponce de León Suite K, La Ciudadela
San Juan P.R. 00909
tel: 787-773-1100


VOICES FOR PUERTO RICO is an initiative by Artists in the Diaspora to support those affected in Puerto Rico by natural disaster,  most recently  Hurricane  María.