In 2017, Hurricane María brought shocking and unprecedented devastation to Puerto Rico, the effects of which will be felt for years to come. In response, the Hispanic Federation (HF) launched the Unidos program, partnering with grassroots organizations, individuals, businesses and foundations to address the multiple long-term needs of the island’s residents.
HF mobilized swiftly to reach Puerto Rico’s 78 municipalities, transporting emergency first responders and providing 7.4 million pounds of food, water and essentials in the critical days and weeks after the storm hit. Today, HF is proud to be among the largest institutional contributors to Puerto Rico’s relief and recovery efforts.
The scale of disaster in Puerto Rico requires all of us to support islanders and displaced families in what is unquestionably a long journey towards a just recovery. HF believes that nonprofit agencies, local organizations, and community-based partnerships are in the best position to steer the recovery and rebuilding of Puerto Rico. HF has committed $30 million to support over 110 local groups and initiatives across the island that are delivering ground-up, innovative projects – all built around long-term recovery, resiliency, sustainability, and increased self-sufficiency and community empowerment.
We have seen unprecedented support for the island’s recovery from individuals, corporations and foundations on the mainland. Thank you. The scale of disaster in Puerto Rico requires all of us to support our fellow Americans on the island and those who have been displaced, as Puerto Ricans journey towards recovery. Thank you for your generosity!
Other Ways to Donate
Make a Donation by Check
Make your check payable to: Hispanic Federation, in the memo line, write Hurricane Relief Fund and mail to: Unidos Disaster Relief Fund, c/o Hispanic Federation, 55 Exchange Place, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10005
Make a Donation by Text
Compose a new text message for number 41444. Type UNIDOS (space) YOUR AMOUNT (space) and YOUR NAME. (For example: Unidos 100 John Doe) Then press “send” and click on the link to complete your donation.
Make a Donation In Person
Visit any Popular Community Bank branch. Account name: Hurricane Relief Effort. Checking account number: 6810893500.
Host a Community Fundraiser
Our community fundraising tool allows you to create a personalized donation form which you can send to your family and friends to encourage them to donate to the Unidos Disaster Relief Fund. Click here to get started.