Hurricane Maria: How you can help.
Puerto Rico is without power and many towers are down making contact with loved ones and friends impossible. Here are ways you can get late-breaking information and how to help: CLICK HERE ( it will come up in Spanish and offer a translate option)
Hurricane Maria (information and image from FEMA)
Follow the direction of state, local, and tribal officials. (Español)
To donate or volunteer, contact the voluntary or charitable organization of your choice through the National Voluntary Agencies Active in Disasters (NVOAD) at www.nvoad.org. For those who wish to help, cash donations offer voluntary agencies the most flexibility in obtaining the most-needed resources and pumps money into the local economy to help businesses recover.
Hurricane Hotline numbers for Puerto Rico to call and check on Family and Friends
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Official: Hurricane Maria set Puerto Rico back decades
For story CLICK HERE
New Haven Officials collecting for Maria but need to find transports! CLICK HERE FOR STORY
Here is a very comprehensive report by the Huffington Post with detailed ways you can help Puerto Rico: CLICK HERE
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of this week, The Cook and The Bear will be donating 10% of each meal to support the friends and families of our employees who were impacted by #Hurricane#Maria in Puerto Rico. Stop in for lunch or dinner to help folks in need.
Hurricane Maria- Information & Ways to Help
Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico as a high-end Category 4 storm on September 20, 2017, leaving the entire island without power. Maria also devastated other Caribbean islands including the Turks and Caicos Islands, Dominica, and St. Croix.
In both Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, American Red Cross volunteers are working in close collaboration with local officials and community partners to coordinate response efforts. In Puerto Rico, local officials are opening evacuation shelters, and the Red Cross is mobilizing volunteers and supplies. In the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Red Cross is preparing for Hurricane Maria and expanding emergency sheltering efforts on St.John, St. Thomas and St. Croix. Additional regional and global emergency teams have been placed on alert for rapid deployment once it is safe.
For information on contacting loved ones, making donations, and additional ways to help check out 2-1-1's eLibrary paper, Hurricane Maria - Information & Ways to Help.
También disponible en español: El huracan Maria - Informacion y formas de ayudar.
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