Three Ways To Help Support Hurricane Relief in Puerto Rico

Beth Kanter

It has been ten days since Hurricane Maria has devastated the Island of Puerto Rico. I usually take a three-prong strategy for disaster relief. As we watch reports of a disaster, we can give directly to people on the ground. Follow up later, recovery takes a long time – Donations typically come in right after a disaster strikes, but it is often a long road to recovery. Here’s my giving strategy for Puerto Rico.

Exploring Disaster Philanthropy: Part 3 

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Like other areas of disaster philanthropy we’ve explored, how you measure the outcomes of the contributions your organization has made greatly depends on the timing of such funding or donations. In the immediate aftermath of a natural disaster, organizations should focus on outputs. Let me ask you, do you think these outputs are being considered when the immediate outpouring of support comes in right after the disaster? . Let’s talk about impact. .


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Our EveryAction Hero: World Central Kitchen


Using the expertise of its Chef Network, WCK works to empower people to be a part of the solution with a focus on health, education, jobs, and disaster relief. Last year disaster relief once again became the main focus of our organization as we activated and served over 4 million meals in Peru, Houston, Puerto Rico, and California. We stepped back in to the disaster relief space with the launch of our #ChefsforPuertoRico campaign.

Visionlink’s Volunteer Registry Deployed for Hurricanes Harvey & Irma


Volunteers can identify the disaster event they would want to volunteer for. If you would like to volunteer the system is currently accessible from the following sites: For Texas: [link] For Puerto Rico: [link] For U.S. Thousands of volunteers have offered to assist in the Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. High-level government officials have directed these generous people to National VOAD and their member agencies.

6 Trends Shaping Corporate Engagement Today

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We discussed disaster response within a global company, the changing world of work and how it’s changing volunteering in the workplace, and how companies are expanding opportunities for customers and stakeholders to join their social cause support. At UPS, drones are being used for delivery of medicines to remote clinics and being tested to explore disaster hit communities to improve rescue and response.

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February 11 Is National 2-1-1 Day!


1 2-1-1 provides a variety of different services including: - Veteran Services - Job/Workforce Assistance - Food - Crisis - Housing - Health - Emergency and Disaster National 2-1-1 day honors trained call and resource specialists, and the many organizations, which work so hard to connect the needs and assets in communities across the world. As of February 2015, 2-1-1 serves over 291 million Americans (93% of the entire population) covering all 50 states plus Washington, DC and Puerto Rico.

4 Keys to Engaging Employees in Your Company’s Matching Gifts Program

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An easy example comes from the horrific disaster season we all lived through this past fall. When we communicated with our people about how the company was supporting disaster relief, we always reminded them about their matching gift benefit. The biggest spikes we saw in use in 2017 – beyond #GivingTuesday and year-end – were all around giving to organizations that were providing relief in Houston, Florida, Puerto Rico, Napa, Southern California, and beyond.

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An island-wide educational campaign in Puerto Rico to educate people on the importance of spaying and neutering and vaccinating their dogs and cats, in hopes of alleviating the drastic conditions for the 100,000+ “satos” (street dogs) that are homeless and roaming the beaches and streets of PR. in 2011 to be involved in disaster training programs leading up to the 10th anniversary of 9/11, called the “March to 1 Million” program.

16 Million 2-1-1 Calls in 2009


We are particularly pleased to support those partnerships that weave 2-1-1 operations into a more holistic effort, such as when integrated with elder care, homeless management, or disaster response. 2-1-1 Background 2-1-1 is available to over 240 million Americans – approximately 80% of the United States population –covering all or parts of 47 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.