Here’s how you can donate to Puerto Ricans affected by Hurricane Fiona

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Hurricane Fiona devastated Puerto Rico, triggering floods and mudslides that wiped out homes, bridges and other types of infrastructure.

As of Thursday afternoon, more than 900 thousand customers in Puerto Rico do not have power, leaving many without the electricity necessary to run water pumps and preventing access to clean water.

Before and after photos show the devastation left behind after Hurricane Fiona pummeled the island.
Before and after photos show the devastation left behind after Hurricane Fiona pummeled the island.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has declared a public health emergency in Puerto Rico.

To help those impacted by Hurricane Fiona in Puerto Rico, the American Red Cross and FOX have partnered to collect donations that will be used to provide disaster relief.

Donations can be made at this American Red Cross website.

September 19, 2022. Salinas, Puerto Rico. Shelter resident, Ana Medina Cardona smiles for the Red Cross after she received a blanket in the Carlos Colón Burgos School in Salinas, Puerto Rico.
September 19, 2022. Salinas, Puerto Rico. Shelter resident, Ana Medina Cardona smiles for the Red Cross after she received a blanket in the Carlos Colón Burgos School in Salinas, Puerto Rico.

According to the Red Cross, the organization is working with the local government to provide support where needed. The agency has more than 200 trained volunteers who are assessing damages and who have provided more than 700 households with emergency supplies.

Virtual health and mental health services from the Red Cross are also at the ready. Additional resources through recovery casework may be provided once damage assessments are made. Relief efforts are ongoing, despite many Red Cross workers not having access to power or water.

To support the Red Cross’s disaster relief efforts in Puerto Rico, donations can be made here. You can also use the QR code below to access the donation site.

Take a picture of this QR code with your phone, and it will take you to the American Red Cross for Hurricane Fiona relief donations: http://www.redcross.org/fox
Take a picture of this QR code with your phone, and it will take you to the American Red Cross for Hurricane Fiona relief donations: http://www.redcross.org/fox