This week, Hurricane Fiona has hit the Caribbean hard — flooding Puerto Rico, Turks and Caicos, and the Dominican Republic and leaving millions without power or vital resources.
In Puerto Rico alone, 3.1 million residents are still without power, and roughly only 300,000 people have regained their power since the storm hit, according to LUMA Energy, the electric company that operates the island’s aging power grid.
At the time of this writing, five people have died from the storm, but officials expect that number to rise the longer it takes for the islands to recover.
Puerto Rico is still recovering from 2017’s devastating Hurricane Maria, which caused the longest blackout in U.S. history. It took nearly 11 months for the the island to fully recover power and parts of the island were still rebuilding their communities.
Hurricane Fiona is still on the move in the Atlantic, but organizations are already gathering volunteers and emergency resources to help the communities in need.
Here are some organizations working on the frontlines that sure could use your financial support:
- The Red Cross is currently gathering supplies and volunteers for the Caribbean nations.
- Operation Blessing is a nonprofit organization providing emergency relief to disaster victims.
- Convoy of Hope is working with local officials to provide food, water and other disaster relief to victims.
- Global Empowerment Mission are at work in the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico offering aid and assistance.
- Project Hope has already sent volunteers to assist shelters and food banks in Puerto Rico.
- World Central Kitchen is providing nutritious meals to victims and volunteer teams in Puerto Rico.