Donate to Hispanic Federation, "Unidos": A Hurricane Relief Fund
Back in April, I had my first baecation to San Juan, Puerto Rico. I've had these photos in draft for months wanting to publish and talk all about my travels. But considering the recent tragedy of Hurricane Maria, it didn't feel right boasting about my trip to the island given its condition.
But because my work as an self-love activist, I figured a way to share my travels without being insensitive to what the people of Puerto Rico are going through. In the next posts about my vacation, I won't talk so much about my actual vaction, but instead I will incorporate relief funds and organizations. This way, I'm supporting the island without just flaunting being there.
My school is collecting donations for the island and I've rounded up toiletries, clothes and shoes from my home to donate.
The Hispanic Federation is, "a leading Latino nonprofit organization with more than 25 years of experience in providing disaster-relief assistance to Latinos in the United States and Latin America". The Hispanic Federation has launched, "Unidos: A Hurricane Relief Fund, a coalition with New York City civic leaders including Mayor Bill DeBlasio, U.S. Congress Members Nydia Velázquez and Adriano Espaillat, and New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito have joined the Hispanic Federation and its partnering community based organizations to launch “Unidos” (United), a hurricane relief fund to help those impacted by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico.
In addition to supporting victims of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, the relief fund will also, "support people in the Dominican Republic affected by Hurricane Maria"