Puerto Rican Relief Sources

Answering the call of my ancestors, I have creared this page as a resource for verified charity groups, community organizations,  and local agencies who are providing much needed help and supplies to our island. Please consider donating to one of them.





Most needed:

  • Gatorade
  • Pedialyte
  • Bottled water
  • Personal Care Kits: toothpaste, toothbrushes, soap, shampoo
  • Feminine Hygiene Products
  • Water Purification Tablets
  • Diapers for children and adults
  • Flashlights and Small Radios (Solar/Battery Operated)
  • Small Tents
  • Sleeping Bags
  • Mosquito Repellent and Bug Spray and Mosquito Nets
  • Canned Non-Perishable Foods
  • First Aid Kits
  • Baby Formula and baby food
  • Gloves
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Trash Bags
  • Towels
  • Batteries
  • Pet Food
  • Laundrey and dish detergent



Please support businesses in Puerto Rico by buying products and hiring local talent from this site. Click here. 

Adopt Arecibo

Created and managed by my PR cousins, this is the only local Puerto Rican relief group that I am working with that I can 100% confirm are legitimate and do what  they say they are going to do so. They have been delivering food donations, sanitary supplies, solar lights, water filters, tarps, and other items. 
Adopt Arecibo
Adopt Arecibo
 The list below are all the organizations Adopt Arecibo is working with on the ground in Puerto Rico.
American Black Cross
Boondocks K-9 Search & Rescue Unit Inc. – CERT
Cajun Commissary
Caras Con Causa
Casa Bonuco
Casa Pueblo
Coalition of Hope
Coblian Med
Comedores Sociales
Commit 2 PR
Connect Relief
Coqui Nation
Cuerpo De Emergencias Medicas Estatal Base De Arecibo
Direct Relief
Disaster Relief Alliance – DRA
Empowered by Light
Familiares en Puerto Rico,Comunicate aqui,con tus fami
Flamboyan Foundation
Fundación Stefano Steenbakkers Betancourt
Fundacion Surfrider Rincon
Fundadacion Oye Aguadilla
Generate Some Love
H3 Tech Conference
Habitat for Humanity, PR
Heath Pro Med
Initiativa Comunitaria
Institute for Socio-Ecological Research
Levantando el Valle Relief
Mano A Mano Aydando Puerto Rico
MAP International
Mentes Puertorriqueñas en Acción
New York Disaster Interfaith Services (NYDIS)
Operation Agua
Operation Puerto Rico
Para La Natureleza
Power 4 Puerto Rico
Programa de Asistencia Tecnológica de Puerto Rico
Project Coqui_Puerto Rico Relief
proyecto esparciendo amor inc.
Puerto Rican Family Institute, Inc
Puerto Rican National Chamber of Commerce
Puerto Ricans in Action
Puerto Rico Diseña
Puerto Rico Distribución de Filtros de agua/ Water Filter distribution
Puerto Rico Love—Disaster Online Support Team
Puerto Rico Mercy Corps
Puerto Rico por Puerto Rico PRxPR
Puerto Rico Recovery Fund
Raices Cultural Center, A NJ Nonprofit Corporation
Raise Your Hands For PR, Inc.
RBC Maria Relief
Reconstruccion de Puerto Rico
Remote Area Medical
Rescate Playas Borinquen
Ricky Martin Foundation
Samaritan’s Purse
Shop+HirePuerto Rico
Texas United for Puerto Rico
Together Puerto Rico / Juntos Puerto Rico
Tree of Life Counseling Center & Foundation
U Mass Amherst
Unity Warriors Group
Veterans At Sea
Veterans For Puerto Rico
Warrior Angels Rescue
Water Filters for Puerto Rico
Water For Puerto Rico Foundation
Water Mission
Waves 4 Water
World Water Solar

If anyone one has a charity organization that would like to deliver hurricane relief items to Adopt Arecibo, please feel free to contact me at rrbbgenealogy@gmail.com directly for further info.


Compilation of Donation Sources/Sites















New York City Donation Sites

Mayor de Blasio announced firehouses and EMS stations across the five boroughs where New Yorkers can donate critically-needed items for Hurricane Maria relief.

Engine 95/ Ladder 36: 29 Vermilyea Avenue, New York, NY 10033 (Inwood)
Engine 28/ Ladder 11: 222 E. 2nd Street, New York, NY 10009 (Lower East Side)
Engine 91: 242 E. 111th Street, New York, NY 10029 (East Harlem)

EMS Station 26: 1264 Boston Road, Bronx NY 10456 (Morrisania)
EMS Station 55: 3134 Park Avenue, Bronx, NY 10451 (Melrose)
Engine 64/ Ladder 47: 1214 Castle Hill Avenue, Bronx, NY 10462 (Castle Hill)
Engine 83/ Ladder 29: 618 E. 138th Street, Bronx, NY 10454 (Mott Haven/South Bronx)

Engine 316: 27-12 Kearney Street, Queens, NY 11369 (East Elmhurst)
Engine 289/ Ladder 138: 97-28 43rd Avenue, Queens, NY 11368 (Corona)

Engine 307/ Ladder 154: 81-17 Northern Boulevard, Queens, NY 11372 (Jackson Heights)

Engine 271/ Ladder 124: 392 Himrod Street, Brooklyn, NY 11237 (Bushwick)
Engine 277/ Ladder 112: 582 Knickerbocker Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11221 (Bushwick)
Engine 201/ Ladder 114: 5113 4th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11220 ( Sunset Park)
Engine 228: 436 39th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11232 (Sunset Park)
Engine 218: 650 Hart Street, Brooklyn, NY 11221 (Bushwick)

Staten Island 
Engine 153/ Ladder 77: 74 Broad Street, Staten Island, NY 10304 (Stapleton)
Engine 157/ Ladder 80: 1573 Castleton Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10302 (Port Richmond)
Ladder 79: 1189 Castleton Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10310 (Port Richmond)


Postive Work Force 109 E.125th St. NY, NY 10035 

Puerto Rican Family Institute (145 West 15th Street, 7th Floor NY NY 10011). Rosa J. Gutierrez

Casabe Senior Houses, 150 E. 121 St., Manhattan, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m

El Maestro, Inc., 1300 Southern Blvd, Bronx, Monday through Friday from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Las Camaradas El Barrio c/o Orlando Plaza, 2241 1st Ave (Between 115th St.and 116th St.), Opens at 3pm.


On behalf of myself, my ancestors, and the Boricua people, we thank you for any donations made in advance. God bless you! 






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