October 17, 2017  <BACK TO ALL UPDATES

A Message From The Hispanic Federation

Ayuda a Los Pueblos

Dear Friends,

The generosity of our community never ceases to amaze me. When we started the UNIDOS campaign for Puerto Rico, I knew that many of you would answer the call to help our families and communities on the island who were devastated by Hurricane Maria. But, never in my wildest dreams, did I expect the kind of response we've received over these past three weeks. Really, it's been nothing short of amazing.

Today, I am proud to announce that with your support we have raised $14 million dollars. That's your generosity at work - along with over 100,000 people from across the country and around the world who have responded to our urgent call to help Puerto Rico during its time of greatest need.

And we haven't wasted a minute in putting your donation to good use:

  • The Hispanic Federation was one of the first organizations to land a plane with aid and first responders in Puerto Rico. And we're among the first to make sure that critical aid gets to some of the hardest hit locations in Puerto Rico.
  • More than 1,000,000 pounds of emergency supplies have been delivered directly to 11 distribution centers across Puerto Rico.
  • We have invested an initial $2.5M toward a fund to support grassroots nonprofits that will help people rebuild their lives on the island. Our goal is to strengthen social services infrastructure available to our families and communities in Puerto Rico.
  • And thanks to you, we have coordinated eleven relief aid flights and counting with our community, government and private sector partners - transporting hundreds of thousands of additional pounds of essential goods to Puerto Rico.

I can't thank you enough for your essential support of our fellow Americans in Puerto Rico.

Your kindness has made this essential relief work possible! We look forward to staying in touch and sharing our progress.

!Mil Gracias!

Jose Calderon
Hispanic Federation

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