Charity of the week
Hurricane Maria has devastated the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico. Hundreds of thousands of residents lack power and clean water, and tens of thousands more have been left homeless by the storm, which hit just two weeks after Hurricane Irma blew through and caused up to $1 billion in damage. To help the island, the Hispanic Federation (hispanicfederation.org) has partnered with civic leaders in New York to launch the Unidos (“United”) relief fund. The New York–based Hispanic Federation has spent more than 25 years providing disaster-relief assistance inside the U.S. and across Latin America. One hundred percent of donations to the Unidos fund will go to community and civic organizations in Puerto Rico carrying out hurricane relief and recovery work.
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