How to help Hurricane Maria victims in Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands: Where to donate, how to volunteer and more 

Posted: 3:43 pm Tuesday, September 26th, 2017

By Eric "Hollywood" Davis STAR 94.5


After hitting the U.S. Virgin Islands as a Category 5 storm, Hurricane Maria plowed through Puerto Rico, flooding streets, collapsing homes and leaving the entire territory without power last Wednesday.

According to the United States Agency for International Development, giving money to reputable relief agencies and nonprofits is the most effective way to help and to avoid using resources to transport or deliver donated goods.

Here are some organizations to consider giving money to:

– UNICEF (emergency relief and help for children affected)

– Save the Children (emergency relief and help for children affected)

– ConPRmetidos (Puerto Rico-based nonprofit to benefit “immediate needs of food, shelter, water” and more)

– GlobalGiving Caribbean Hurricane Maria & Irma Relief Fund (from US-based nonprofit, Global Giving)

– SPCA International (help for animal rescue and care)