Friend of Coffee With Kenobi, and host of The Wookiee Gunner, Johnamarie Macias is seeking aid from those in the Star Wars community and beyond to help with the ongoing recovery efforts for her homeland of Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.
As many of you know, Puerto Rico was hit hard when Hurricane Maria passed through it last week. The stories of there being no power and cell phone communications are true. I haven’t been able to contact my family because they’re too far out of reach. Food is scarce, gasoline stations are being sucked dry, and clean water is hard to find.
Regardless of whether you’re a fan of the light side or dark side, Rebel Alliance or Empire, I think it’s time that we all take up the role of a good person. When we see someone in need, we should do something to help. I know times are hard and there’s financial stress wherever you turn, but if you could just take a couple of moments to donate to one of the following organizations, you’d be making a difference. Even if it’s $1, that $1 can go a long way.
Here are some of the organizations I recommend to help my place of birth and childhood home, Puerto Rico:
- United for Puerto Rico, an initiative put together the First lady of Puerto Rico, Beatriz Rosselló
- GlobalGiving’s Puerto Rico & Caribbean Hurricane Relief Fund
- The Sato Project, an organization dedicated to providing supplies and support to displaced animals
- Ricky Martin’s Hurricane Relief Fund
- Monica Puig’s Hurricane Relief Fund
- Hispanic Federation’s Hurricane Relief Fund
If you can’t donate money at this time, I completely understand. Like I mentioned before, times are rough. Prices keep rising, but salaries don’t. Not everyone is in the financial position to help, so if you’re able to donate goods and supplies instead, that would be a great alternative.
You can read Johnamarie’s entire post here. As she said, every bit helps and whatever you can do will be greatly appreciated by those in need. Thank you.
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