Here is how to help Puerto Ricans

After the impact of Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria, Puerto Ricans need bottled water, canned foods and hygiene products. They also need first-aid kits, pain relief medicine, and stomach and diarrhea relief medicine. 

Parents need diapers, baby formula, baby wipes, canned milk, dry foods, and baby pain relief medicine. There is also a need for hand sanitizers, garbage bags, towels, mosquito repellant, blankets, pillows, laundry detergents, dish soap and cots.  

Here is a list of drop-off locations and links to fundraisers:


- The Puerto Rican Leadership Council will be collecting donations from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, at the Mana Wynwood convention center at 318 NW 23 St. 

- Ana G. Mendez University from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at 15201 NW 79 Ct., in Miami Lakes.

-  Ay Bendito food truck from 1 to 6 p.m., Sunday at 9225 SW 137 Ave. 

- El Rinconcito de Santa Barbara Restaurant at 2050 W. 56 St., in Hialeah. 

For more information about the effort to help in Miami-Dade, contact Luis De Rosa at [email protected] 


- Casa Boriquen from 1 to 6 p.m., Saturday, at 6519 Taft St., in Hollywood. 

- In Fort Lauderdale, the Art Sign Company at 835 NW 6 Ave. was also collecting donations. For more information contact Justin Youel at 954-763-4410.


- Save the Children mobilized an emergency team and is accepting donations online

- Boys and Girls Club of Puerto Rico established a fund on their site

- Center for a New Economy set up a fund on

- ConPRmetidos set up a page on generosity by Indiegogo. 

- Caras is raising funds for ConnectRelief

- Taller Salud is raising funds on Click and Pledge

- Ricky Martin set up a fund on YouCaring

- Monica Puig set up a crowdfunding campaign

- Dallas Mavericks player José Juan Barea also has a crowdfunding campaign

- The Puerto Rican government set up their United For Puerto Rico website and was asking individuals and organizations wishing to make donations or volunteer to call 202-800-3134 or e-mail [email protected] They have a Twitter, Facebook and YouTube account. 

- The Red Cross has an online volunteer application

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