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The Progreso Latino Fund (PLF), in partnership with a Latino-led global fundraising campaign, is sending emergency disaster relief to Puerto Rico and Mexico.
Hurricane Maria’s devastating landfall in Puerto Rico last month has left large areas of the island without power. Thousands of people continue to live in shelters and much of the population has limited access to fresh water and other basic necessities.
Also last month, Mexico suffered a massive earthquake that toppled buildings in and around Mexico City and killed and injured hundreds of people.
PLF is responding to these disasters with $17,500 to support nurses, firefighters, shelter providers and other first responders who are working on the ground.
PLF is supporting Puerto Rico through a $5,000 grant to the Hispanic Federation and a $10,000 grant to Hispanics in Philanthropy.
The grant to the Hispanic Federation is in conjunction with the New Haven relief effort led by State Rep. Juan Candelaria and Arte, Inc. Championed by “Hamilton” composer Lin-Manuel Miranda, the Hispanic Federation is designating 100 percent of its Hurricane Relief Fund to organizations working on the ground in Puerto Rico.
PLF has also given $10,000 to Hispanics in Philanthropy, which is in partnership with the Puerto Rico Community Recovery Fund at the Puerto Rico Community Foundation. The recovery fund is working with local Puerto Rican organizations that can respond to needs across the island. PLF is also giving Hispanics in Philanthropy $2,500 for disaster relief efforts in Mexico.
Hispanics in Philanthropy is providing a one-to-one match for all donations and is also designating 100% of the money raised to funding organizations that are on the ground working to meet the needs of people in the community.
Much more is needed for both for the emergency response and the longer-term rebuilding effort.
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