Hurricane Maria: How You Can Assistance Storm Victims

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Source:   —  September 20, 2017, at 2:19 PM

S. territory and surrounding Caribbean islands. The storm, with winds of up to one hundred fifty-five mph, was pummeling the island — ripping roofs off homes, tearing doors from hinges, and cutting electricity to millions.

Hurricane Maria: How You Can Assistance Storm Victims

Hurricane Maria, the powerful Category four storm that made landfall on PR on Wednesday morning, could devastate the U. S. territory and surrounding Caribbean islands.

The storm, with winds of up to one hundred fifty-five mph, was pummeling the island — ripping roofs off homes, tearing doors from hinges, and cutting electricity to millions. The expected heavy rain and flooding could be deadly, adding more misery to a region already brutalized by hurricanes Irma and Jose.

Here are the organizations providing urgent relief and fundamental services:

The humanitarian organization is sending volunteers and supplies to Puerto Rico. It encourages people to download its mobile apps for emergency preparedness tips and other vital information. It also invites people to donate blood.

The Puerto Rico-based nonprofit is accepting donations here. "We foresee the funds will be used first for immediate needs of food, shelter and water and then transition to long duration recovery efforts," the grouping says.

The tiny Caribbean island of Dominica was hit by Maria on Monday night. You can contribute to this crowdfunding effort here.

The crowdfunding nonprofit is raising funds to allow food, spotless water, hygiene products and shelter to survivors. The goal: $2 million. You can donate here.

The organization is raising money to assistance children affected by hurricanes Irma and Maria, as well as the fatal earthquake in Mexico. You can contribute here.

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