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#PuertoRicoStrong

#PuertoRicoStrong

In the wake of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, Puerto Rico has taken the brunt of the latest: Hurricane Maria.

Winds and flooding were catastrophic, and the entire island is now without power, potentially for months.

How to help Puerto Rico recover from Hurricane Maria

Follow #PuertoRicoStrong on Twitter for updates.

Donate to the Maria Fund, just established by the Center for Popular Democracy to support the rebuilding of low-income Puerto Rican communities.

See a longer list of donation opportunities from Hunter College's Center for Puerto Rican Studies.

Support the Puerto Rican environmental justice collective Güakiá Colectivo Agroecológico (by contacting the Brooklyn-based, Puerto Rican-led group UPROSE, which is collecting donations) to support its local work to address both the immediate and long term impacts of climate change.

Attend a fundraiser event in New York City and Chicago (more cities to be added soon).

If you’re a civic techie, see the IrmaResponse.org team's open letter re: building a Maria Response website to provide frequent updates and match resources.

Also: now is a good time to reflect on the long history of US colonialism and predatory Wall Street debt in Puerto Rico, which will make an equitable recovery much more challenging, and which demands the US government fully step up to fund recovery.

*This post will continue to be updated.

The Earth Shook Again

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