Puerto Rico is really in worse shape than Texas ever could have been. People are likely going to be without power and service for months.
I haven’t seen nearly as many good suggested charities, but here’s a link to the one the Puerto Rican government endorsed.
If you guys can spare, please help out Puerto Rico in this difficult time.
Folks, donating is good, but no amount of donation is going to equal the kind of infrastructural rebuilding PR needs.
CALL YOU REPRESENTATIVES AND CONGRESSMEN AND DEMAND THAT THE U.S. REMOVE THE JONES ACT AND ALSO SEND MONEY TO PR. The United States owns Puerto RIco and is not helping them. Moreover, they’ve essentially blockaded everyone BUT the United States from sending help. Call your reps and demand they do something.
The Jones act has been lifted, but only for 10 days. There have been bills proposed to lift it longer or even permanently. Please call or write or do something to tell your representatives and congressmen to support this.
Puerto Rico’s going to be without power for six months, minimum.
I know people who are still trying to get in touch with family, or haven’t heard from anyone for a week or more. The looks on their faces when I ask about their families make me want to cry.