Hurricane Fiona caused catastrophic flooding, mudslides, and widespread power less, all of which continues to impact survivors two weeks after the storm. To date, HF has distributed more than 30,000 solar lamps, as well as drinking water, hot meals, power generators, cash cards and other financial assistance, and is facilitating local nonprofit efforts to help in all possible ways.
Hurricane Fiona’s life-threatening floods and 90 m.p.h. winds have left countless families with food and basic supplies needs. HF is in contact with local NGOs to support relief efforts, and is supplying emergency relief in the form of hygienic products, mattresses, home goods, and home repair.
Hurricane Ian hit Florida as a Category 4 storm. Its impact was devastating: historic storm surges, flooding, widespread power loss, and countless deaths. In response, HF launched a $100,000 Emergency Relief Fund to help ten grassroots nonprofits provide relief to thousands of Floridians. In addition, HF is distributing portable stoves, nonperishable food, hot meals, and cash assistance to all those in need.
Hispanic Federation Takes Action
As was the case during Hurricane Maria and the COVID-19 pandemic, Hispanic Federation (HF) has responded immediately and efficiently to address the needs of those affected by Hurricanes Ian and Fiona.
The flooding, power outages and destruction caused by Ian and Fiona continue to be life threatening. Hispanic Federation is on the ground right now, providing essential disaster relief services to those most in need.
Hispanic Federation Response
On the Ground
Whenever disaster strikes, the Hispanic Federation is there. HF puts first responders on the ground during the crucial aftermath hours, providing relief to those in need. 94 cents of every dollar we raised to support Puerto Rican families over the past five years went to emergency relief and long-term recovery programs. We take rebuilding seriously.
Our strong relief system works is built on sustainable packages. We don’t just throw money at temporary solutions; we create sustainable infrastructures that are built to last, preparing communities for future challenges.
An unparalleled network
We were proud to host and welcome President Biden and the First Lady, Dr. Jill Biden, at the facility of one of our partners in Ponce, Puerto Rico, on Monday, October 3, as part of the President’s trip to survey the damage left in Hurricane Fiona’s wake and to meet with community leaders doing the work on the ground.
The Miranda Family doing what they can to raise awareness of Puerto Rico’s situation after Fiona
When we watched in horror how Hurricane Maria ravaged the northeastern Caribbean in 2017, our family immediately went to work to help our fellow Puerto Ricans who experienced the worst natural disaster in the region’s recorded history.