Hurricane Fiona hit the southwestern coast of Puerto Rico on Sunday, September 18, knocking out power, causing significant flooding and hindering access to drinking water across the island. Here is a list of five on-the-ground mutual aid funds and nonprofit organizations accepting donations.
Brigada Solidaria del Oeste
Founded after the devastation of Hurricane Maria, Brigada Solidaria del Oeste is a community-led Puerto Rico-based organization collecting money and asking for essential items like first-aid kits, water filters, solar lamps, and water purification tablets. Items can be sent to PO Box 1073, Boqueron, PR 00622-1073
La Fundación Mochileando
This San Juan-based fund is calling on people to donate money to service people and their pets. Its focus is on distributing groceries and goods. You can donate through PayPal here.
Casa Pueblo is a longstanding environmentally minded Puerto Rican NGO dedicated to serving the community. It is accepting donations to aid in disaster relief for Hurricane Fiona. You can donate online through its website.
The PRxPR Relief and Rebuild Fund was initially launched in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria by Puerto Rican business leaders living in the U.S. The group coordinates with other organizations on the island to help rebuild infrastructure damage caused by natural disasters. After Fiona, they are now asking for monetary donations to continuing rebuilding.
Make sure the charities you choose are legitimate before you give by using websites such as https://www.charitynavigator.org/.