What you can do to help Puerto Rico

Maria Pimentel Diaz

On Sept. 20, the Caribbean was hit with a Category 5 Hurricane that left destruction in its place. Hurricane Maria was the worst hurricane to hit Puerto Rico in almost a century and now you still have the opportunity to help:

  • According to Vice President Bethmari Márquez Barreto, the Puerto Rican Student Association will be hosting a Donation Drop Off. Here is what you need to know:

    • When? Tuesday, Oct. 10 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    • Where? on Central Campus

    • What to bring? Donations can include, but are not limited to:  

      • Canned and dry food, Toilet paper

      • Batteries (D, AA, AAA, C)

      • Baby food, wipes and formula

      • Diapers (baby/adult)

      • Shampoo, Bar soap, Toothpaste and Toothbrushes

      • Flashlights (with batteries)

      • First Aid kits

      • Small fans (with batteries or solar)

      • Mosquito repellent

      • Water bottles

  • Donations/Fundraising Unidos por Puerto Rico, which is a private initiative started by First Lady of Puerto Rico Beatriz Rosselló.

    • Students with Puerto Rico is a GoFundMe created by Puerto Rican students at the University of Pennsylvania that now consists of over a hundred Latino, Hispanic and Puerto Rican associations across universities in the United States.

    • All of the money raised in this GoFundMe will go to Unidos por Puerto Rico.

    • Puerto Rican celebrities such as Jennifer Lopez, Daddy Yankee, Luis Fonsi, Lin Manuel-Miranda and Ricky Martin have all teamed up to help raise funds for Puerto Rico.