Showing posts with label Puerto Rico. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Puerto Rico. Show all posts

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Remembering Hurricane Maria 1 year later

Union Square will host a memorial and remembrance this evening to mark the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Maria.

Via Facebook...

Join #OurPowerPRnyc, organizers, grassroots leaders, artists and others actively engaged in a people to people #justrecovery for Puerto Rico, demanding justice and asking "Where Are We Now?"

In late August, Puerto Rico’s official death toll from Hurricane Maria was raised from 64, a number widely discounted as far too low as Reuters reported, to nearly 3,000.

Maria caused property damage estimated at $90 billion and left much of the island without electricity for months. The recovery there remains agonizingly slow for many people.

U.S. Representative Nydia Velazquez, a native of Puerto Rico, has said that "the federal response to the hurricane was disastrously inadequate, and as a result, thousands of our fellow American citizens lost their lives."

She was among the assembled elected officials to speak out about the relief efforts during a press conference at City Hall this morning.

Saturday, September 30, 2017

The Educational Alliance's relief drive for Puerto Rico continues through Oct. 1

The Educational Alliance continues to collect supplies for Puerto Rican residents in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria... the flyer above lists the items they are collecting... and they can be dropped off at...

• Manny Cantor Center, 197 E. Broadway
• 14th Street Y, 344 E. 14th St.
• Sirovich Center, 331 E. 12th St.
• Center for Recovery and Wellness, 25-29 Avenue D

Engine 28/Ladder 11 at 222 E. Second St. between Avenue B and Avenue C is also still accepting donations daily from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Updated Oct. 1

Via the comments... Out East on Sixth Street between Avenue A and Avenue B is having a fundraiser today... details here and in their Instagram post below...

The catastrophic collision of Hurricane Maria has left Puerto Rico in a humanitarian crisis. There will be no electricity for months, gas, clean water and soon food. Please join us for a Fuerza La Isla Bonita Brunch which will bring aid our beloved Puerto Rico💔❤️🇵🇷. We will be donating an incredible passed brunch meal with admission to the party. Tickets are $20 in advance going entirely to the charities and $25 day of. The menu: tuna tartare, spicy shrimp tempura, bacon egg and cheese sliders, cheeseburger sliders, smoked salmon crostini, egg and caviar crostini. So come raise a glass in support of Puerto Rico, vieques, culebra and the rest of the Caribbean. Please regram in support! How to help: 1) Buy a ticket and join us October 1st 2) Make a donation if you can't attend 3) Help us spread the word - all proceeds will be donated to help in restoring Puerto Rico #fuerzalaislabonita Hosted by: @cosmicchristine @elizabethrand30 @_nilmarie_ @cyndiramirez @melsstyles @brooklynsurfcompany @erikawilliams11 @beautybyharper @alianagalan #Fuerzlaaislabonita #togetherwearestronger #helppuertorico

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