Cómo puedes ayudar a Puerto Rico tras la devastación del Huracán María


María ha sido el huracán más fuerte en golpear a Puerto Rico en más de 80 años, y los daños han sido extensos.

El huracán tocó tierra en Puerto Rico el miércoles 20 de septiembre, desatando vientos de 155 millas por hora.

Hasta el momento no se han reportado muertes en la isla de 3.4 millones de habitantes, aunque en el resto del Caribe, 19 personas murieron a causa del huracán. Sin embargo, María destruyó casas y causó inundaciones en calles y carreteras puertorriqueñas. La isla entera quedó sin electricidad y millones de personas en Puerto Rico enfrentan semanas, o incluso meses, sin suministro eléctrico.

Estas son dos maneras que puedes ayudar a los habitantes de la isla:

  • El Centro Cultural de Puerto Rico está colaborando con otras organizaciones puertorriqueñas para recabar abastos que piensan transportar a la isla. Recibirán donaciones en el centro, ubicado en 701 Tillery Street No. 13 en Austin, el sábado entre 11 a.m. y 1 p.m. Buscan principalmente artículos de emergencia como pañales para bebés y adultos, comida para bebé, leche en polvo y artículos de higiene femenina, pero también aceptarán agua, alimentos no perecederos, toallas, entre otros. Visita la página de Facebook del Grupo de Danza Folclórica para una lista completa de los artículos necesitados y más detalles.
  • La puertorriqueña y reconocida jugadora de tenis profesional Mónica Puig está recabando fondos a través del sitio YouCaring . Busca juntar $50,000 para ayudar a reconstruir y reparar daños. Hasta el momento ha recibido más de $22,000 en donaciones.



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