Our family and friends in Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic have been significantly impacted by the devastating path of Hurricane Fiona these past 36 hours. Severe winds and torrential rain pummeled Puerto Rico, bringing catastrophic flooding and an island-wide blackout. While still impacting Puerto Rico, Fiona reached the Dominican Republic with intensified winds expected to leave communities in the eastern and northern regions at high risk of deadly flash floods. This week also marks five years since the passing of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean, where more than 3,000 people lost their lives in Puerto Rico alone, making it one of the most devastating natural disasters in its history.

We encourage the diaspora to support our Caribbean family and friends by donating to these important organizations who are supporting those affected on the ground, and ensuring local communities benefit from much needed relief.


Taller Salud: a community-based feminist organization dedicated to improving women’s access to health care, to reducing violence within the community and to encourage economic growth through education and activism. Donate >

Brigada Solidaria del Oeste: a community initiative self-managed by comrades from different organizations, creative spaces and social struggles. Their goal is to support the development of collective processes in the communities and promote community self-management. Donate >

Cabarete Sostenible: a non-profit that provides food relief to the neediest families and developing food sovereignty through civic regenerative agro-forestry and the creation of social enterprises. Donate >


World Central Kitchen: a not-for-profit non-governmental organization devoted to providing meals in the wake of natural disasters, founded in 2010 by chef José Andrés, following the earthquake in Haiti. Donate >

Hispanic Federation: a non-profit member organization that seeks to empower and advance the Hispanic community, support Hispanic families, and strengthen Latino institutions through work in the areas of education, health, immigration, civic engagement, economic empowerment, and the environment. Donate >

Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute: an arts, culture, education and media organization that advances cultural equity, racial, and social justice for African descendant communities. Donate >

Image: Rafael Ferrer, Untitled, 1974, from Istoria de la Isla, 1974.
A suite of five lithographs, 20 x 27 in., Collection of El Museo del Barrio.