To Help Puerto Rico, Check Out Puerto Rico Recovery Index

Check out Puerto Rico Recovery Index. DDB Puerto Rico came up with this practical idea to organize and curate reliable non-profit efforts to help the devastated island so people who want to donate can find everything on one site, says the agency’s CEO Edgardo Rivera. “No one knew who was doing what.”

Forty-five days after Hurricane Maria struck, only about 22% of Puerto Ricans have electricity in their homes, fewer than 50% have drinkable water, and cellphone coverage is at about 40%, he says. And 10,000 homes don’t have roofs.

Using the online listing, people with specific interests can search categories including Health, to support medical volunteer teams, send medicine, and provide access to clean water, and Animals, to help save and feed pets. The Communities category targets different areas in Puerto Rico.

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