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After wreaking havoc on Dominica and the Virgin Islands, Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico last week and has devastated the island. Homes have been destroyed, millions still do not have power, and most hospitals have not been able to operate. Shortages of diesel, food, and water are leaving millions of people to sit and wait.
Organizations are responding to the crisis, and the following Classy clients need your support to provide relief and recovery to those impacted by Hurricane Maria.
How You Can Help
Click the name of the organization to learn more about them or donate directly to their Maria relief efforts.
The Center for a New Economy (CNE) is an independent, non-partisan think tank that advocates for the development of a new economy for Puerto Rico. They are on the ground and providing food, water, and clothing to those in need.Donate Now
The Bel Esprit Cultural Institute empowers individuals, families, and organizations to create social impact, ultimately enabling countries of the Diaspora to create their own, sustainable solutions to education, improved health, infrastructure, and more. The organization has connected with teachers in affected areas to support children and restore a sense of normalcy for them in the wake of the disaster.Donate Now
My Brother’s Workshop is a nonprofit Virgin Islands charitable corporation that provides hope, faith, and purpose to at-risk and high-risk young people in the USVI. They are fundraising to convert their cafe into a feeding program, turn their workshop into a plywood distribution center, and transform their training facilities into places of refuge.Donate Now
AgitArte is an organization of working class artists and cultural organizers who create projects and practices of cultural solidarity. They are working to restore Casa-Taller, a space for artists, organizers, and community members of Santurce, Puerto Rico.Donate Now
Team Rubicon is a disaster relief organization that connects the skills and experiences of military veterans with first responders to deploy emergency response teams. Their recon team is in Puerto Rico and the organization is continuing to communicate with authorities and military personnel to assess where support is most needed.Donate Now
InterVol is a nonprofit humanitarian relief organization. They are fundraising to ship medical supplies and personal care items to those who need them the most.
Feeding Children Everywhere activates people to build a hunger-free world. They are raising funds to provide healthy meals to those affected by the disaster.Donate Now
WorldVentures Foundation incites positive change for children around the world. They’ve partnered with Waves for Water to ensure access to clean water is immediately available.Donate Now
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