Just two days after Hurricane Maria entered through Puerto Rico destroying everything in its path, members of the diaspora have come together to find ways they could assist their friends and relatives. The American Red Cross has indicated that as generous as it may be to collect personal goods and donations, it becomes very challenging to transport individual boxes of goods and get it to the people that need it the most. Therefore, it is best to collect funds and provide it to local organizations that already have local ties with the most vulnerable populations and will ensure the money goes to the right people.
To this end, UPRAA has established a Disaster Relief Fund for Puerto Rico to offer all alumni and Friends Abroad an opportunity to donate. All funds collected will be channeled to the Puerto Rico Federal Affairs Administration’s United for Puerto Rico relief efforts.
In an Island where people have lost their homes and entire communities have been displaced, any contribution you can make will help make the difference. Thanks for your donation.
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