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Hurricane Maria Relief Efforts

 

The PRBAF is working with several community organizations and law schools to provide assistance to the victims of hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. Please consider making direct donations to the PRBAF Scholarship Fund and visit the links listed below to get involved with the organizations that support our efforts.

 

Student Temporary Assistance and Relocation Program (STAR) sponsored by the PRBA of Florida Scholarship Fund will provide scholarships to law students from Puerto Rico who wish to continue their studies as visiting students in the mainland U.S. Your tax deductible donation should be sent by mail to PRBAF Scholarship Fund, Attn: Anthony Suarez, 517 West Colonial Drive, Orlando, FL 32804. You can contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further information.

 

You can also make your contribution securely via PayPal by clicking below.

 

 

 

 

The University of Puerto Rico’s School of Law has established an Emergency Relief Fund to assist its students and personnel affected by hurricane Maria. You may make direct donations to Oriental Bank Account number 8017505883 and routing number 221571415. For additional information, contact Dean Vivian Neptune-Rivera at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

Acacia Network – Casa Boricua in Orlando has already stopped accepting donations, but will be in need of volunteers to assist in shipping and delivery of goods to people in Puerto Rico, as well with the influx of citizens from the island into the Orlando area. They can be contacted at (407) 985-3734.

 

Puerto Rico Federal Affairs Administration in Kissimmee is able to offer assistance to citizens who arrive in Florida and are displaced by hurricane Maria. Their location is at 15 South Orlando Ave., Kissimmee, Florida 34741 and is open from Monday to Friday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm. Their phone number is (407)985-3734.

 

Orlando Cares Hope for Puerto Rico is a volunteer drive to deliver 4.4 million meals to help provide relief to those affected by hurricane Maria and is organized by Feed Children Everywhere. You can sign up to volunteer at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/orlando-cares-hope-for-puerto-rico-week-1-tickets-38414284158.

 

Organizations with boots on the ground in Puerto Rico include the following:

 

Unidos Por Puerto Rico, which is collecting and distributing goods and donations throughout the island with FEMA’s assistance.                                                         

You may visit their page at http://unidosporpuertorico.com/en/.

 

Fondos Unidos de Puerto Rico

P.O. Box 191914 San Juan, PR 00919

Tel.: (787) 728-8500

Fax: (787) 728-7099

http://www.fondosunidos.org/

 

Caritas Puerto Rico

201 Calle San Jorge

Esquina Baldorioty de Castro

San Juan, Puerto Rico 00902

P.O. Box 8812, San Juan, Puerto Rico 00910-0812

Tel. 787-300-4953

www.caritas.pr

 

Fundación Comunitaria de Puerto Rico

1719 Ave. Ponce de León San Juan, PR 00909-1905

Tel. 787-721-1037

https://www.fcpr.org/

 

Hurricane Maria Children's Relief Fund

Save the Children

501 Kings Highway East, Suite 400,

Fairfield, CT 06825 https://secure.savethechildren.org/site/c.8rKLIXMGIpI4E/b.9535647/k.A2B9/Hurricane_Maria_ Childrens_Relief_Fund/apps/ka/sd/donor.asp

 

Maria & Irma: Puerto Rico Real-time Recovery Fund

ConPRometidos

1511 Ave. Ponce de León Suite K

La Ciudadela San Juan P.R. 00909

Phone: 787-773-1100

https://www.generosity.com/emergencies-fundraising/maria-irma-puerto-rico-real-time- recovery-fund

 

American Red Cross is offering disaster relief inPuertoRico.

Visit www.redcross.org to donate blood and get more information.

 

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