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 have my go-to global organizations that do a great job at relief efforts on the ground, set up funds for long-term rebuilding, or do a terrific job of vetting local charities to support. Then, I look for local charities on the ground, many times there is a local community foundation that is stepping up. Here’s my giving strategy for Puerto Rico.

Lessons from 2019 to maximize future disaster giving decisions


Putting this best practice into action, in 2019—two years after Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico—the Amgen Foundation awarded $257,500 to the University of Puerto Rico for rebuilding efforts. . Support local nonprofits and knowledge in the U.S.


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February 11 Is National 2-1-1 Day!


2-1-1 is confidential and helps people across North America find the local resources they need. 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. VisionLink Is Proud To Support 2-1-1s Do you know 2-1-1? Did you know that in 1997 the United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta was the first to introduce a 2-1-1 service?

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Whether it’s the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, tornadoes in Nashville, or the pandemic response in Phoenix, HandsOn Connect works to smooth the way for more volunteers to help. By: Melissa Hill-Dees, Founding Partner of HandsOn Connect Cloud Solutions.

How To Get Started With Mobile Giving To Reach Fundraising Goals

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The first use of the text to bid system was during their “Sporting Affair” event, where local celebrities, professional athlete and wish kids and their families come together to talk about the hope, strength, and joy received from a wish come true. Puerto Rico Relief Fund: Mobile Donation Page. recently launched a new campaign to support relief efforts in Puerto Rico in partnership with the Hispanic Federation and Mercy Corps.

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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. Second, organize local veterinarians, municipalities and animal rescue organizations in working together to provide low-cost spay/neuter and promote adoption of the satos.’”.

16 Million 2-1-1 Calls in 2009


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. 2-1-1 is funded through local and state sources including United Ways and other nonprofits, foundations, businesses, and state and local government.

Exploring Disaster Philanthropy: Part 3 

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This could mean number of beds, meals, or other items needed by the local population to satisfy the number of people that need help getting their basic needs met. Based on each community the ARC can allocate funds for immediate needs targeted to that specific location and level of disaster, possibly identifying local organizations to work with that may focus their recovery strategy on specific areas. . Let’s talk about impact. .

What Should I Do About Junk Hardware Donations?

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and Puerto Rico, so they’re convenient to most locations. For those, you’d want to go to a local phone repair place. It’s the holidays. We love to get donations, but what do you do when they’re junk? Donation Horror Stories on Facebook. A couple weeks ago we posted this on Facebook : “People mean well — they do! — but sometimes their good intentions mean junk donations for your nonprofit.

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you know, when Puerto Rico had that hurricane, you know, that was huge here. A, we understand how horrible it is to go through a hurricane, and B, a lot of people who live in Florida have family members in Puerto Rico.

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Book Club Part 3b: Talking Institutional Change with Elaine Gurian

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They were a rich collection museum with some local history—they had many dolls, a famous toy collection. In Puerto Rico and Chile, there are museums made out of posters so that kids in parks can come and visit real art—well, it’s not real art, but you’re getting access to Picasso for $5. On Tuesday, I reviewed Elaine Gurian’s essay, Choosing Among the Options , on museum archetypes and self-definition.