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Organizations helping Mexico& the Caribbean

PostPosted: Sat Sep 23, 2017 2:39 pm
by CielOnTap
World Vision Canada is holding a donation drive on its website to help the Caribbean countries
impacted by Hurricane Irma as well as Mexico.
https://donate.worldvision.ca/products/latin-america-emergency-relief-efforts?_ga=2.248494468.2076391163.1506195273-7759775.1506195273

Canadian Red Cross is raising money for Hurricane Irma and Mexican earthquake relief efforts.
http://www.redcross.ca/about-us/red-cross-stories/2017/red-cross-on-the-ground-responding-to-hurricane-irma

http://www.redcross.ca/about-us/red-cross-stories/2017/red-cross-responds-to-mexico-earthquake


Doctors without Borders has psychosocial teams in Mexico to assist residents after the earthquakes. http://www.doctorswithoutborders.org/article/msf-deploys-psychosocial-teams-mexico-city-assessing-medical-needs-morelos-state

Re: Organizations helping Mexico& the Caribbean

PostPosted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 1:10 pm
by CielOnTap
While looking online via Twitter for news, I spotted a link listing organizations collecting funds for Puerto Rico
to assist with aid and rebuilding.

http://www.thefader.com/2017/09/24/donate-to-relief-efforts-in-puerto-rico
The Miami Foundation has two different funds. One for hurricane relief work, which "will support recovery and rebuilding work driven by organizations on the ground," and one called U.S. Caribbean Strong Relief Fund which "will support relief efforts in Caribbean island nations and territories, including Antigua & Barbuda, U.S. Virgin Islands, Cuba and Puerto Rico."

Re: Organizations helping Mexico& the Caribbean

PostPosted: Thu Dec 28, 2017 5:10 pm
by CielOnTap
Puerto Rico remains in the news-the central mountainous area remains without power. It makes daily living harder and there is hot weather too to contend with.
This is life in Puerto Rico more than three months after Maria destroyed the island’s electrical grid. Gov. Ricardo Rossello promised in mid-October to restore 95 per cent of electricity delivery by Dec. 15, but normality remains far off. Puerto Rico’s Electric Power Authority says its system is generating at 70 per cent of normal but it has no way of knowing how widely electricity is being distributed because the system that measures that isn’t working.

A study conducted Dec. 11 by a group of local engineers estimated roughly 50 per cent of the island’s 3.3 million people remained without power. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has said it likely won’t be until May that all of Puerto Rico is electrified.

https://www.thestar.com/news/world/2017/12/25/dark-desperate-life-without-power-in-puerto-rico.html


I happened to notice that a syndicated columnist offered charity suggestions for holiday giving and it so
happens about two to three organizations do work in Puerto Rico:
http://torontosun.com/life/relationships/ask-amy-celebrate-the-giving-season-by-donating

Another factor contributing to hard times in Puerto Rico-there are many police officers protesting unpaid overtime after that last Hurricane. The issue is that Puerto Rico has to apply for funding through an entity to get paid for that time before paying the officers. So islanders are not impressed with the lack of police presence. https://www.thestar.com/news/world/2017/12/27/thousands-of-puerto-rico-police-officers-calling-in-sick-over-unpaid-overtime.html