This article was originally published by Vogue.
Puerto Rico is currently reeling from the effects of Hurricane Fiona, a storm that has caused mudslides and severe flooding across the island and left many without power, shelter, or medical assistance. President Joe Biden approved an emergency declaration for Puerto Rico on Sunday in order to free up federal emergency aid, but the island is still in need of as many resources as possible in order to rebuild. Below, find a list of five organizations helping to mitigate the effects of Hurricane Fiona.
In order to treat injuries stemming from Fiona’s damage, this non-governmental donation coordination organization is providing desperately needed medical supplies to health care providers in Puerto Rico; you can donate to help them here.
Comedores Sociales de Puerto Rico
This community kitchen works with a wide range of mutual aid groups to feed anyone in need in Puerto Rico, and efforts are being ramped up due to Fiona. You can donate directly via PayPal.
This Puerto Rican women-led nonprofit is accepting donations of nonperishable food, adult and baby diapers, gallons of water, toiletries, and more on the island, as well as monetary donations to help locals access these necessities; you can donate to help them here.
This nonprofit, which provides hot meals to disaster victims around the world, is currently deploying its team members to assist in Puerto Rico; you can donate to aid their work here.
La Fondita de Jesús
Many people experiencing homelessness in Puerto Rico rely on this organization for food, hygiene services, and job placement, and their need is sure to be greater in the wake of Fiona. You can donate here via their website.