Many members of SEIU 721 are asking where we can donate to help the people of Puerto Rico, who were recently hit by a massive 5.9 magnitude earthquake. Thanks to the AFL-CIO United Way World Partnership, we have several choices – all of which will go a long way toward funding everything from basic necessities and everyday items to medical personnel and structural inspectors.
Banco de Alimentos (Food Bank of Puerto Rico), which is preparing meals for refugees: https://www.bancodealimentopr.org/our-history
ATF – Asociacion de Maestros de Puerto Rico: https://www.aft.org/puerto-rico-earthquake-relief
AFSCME – Puerto Rico Rise Up (PRRU), which provides onsite health services: https://www.facebook.com/PRRUp/
AFSCME’s Fallen Heroes Fund: https://actionnetwork.org/fundraising/afscme-fallen-heroes-fund?source=afscmedotorg
Direct contributions to the AFL-CIO: Make checks payable to AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer and note in the memo line it is for Puerto Rico relief efforts. These contributions will be distributed to additional relief funds appropriately.
For more information, please contact AFL-CIO United Way Worldwide Partnership Director Kristie Small at firstname.lastname@example.org or (202) 215-7341.
And thank you so much for anything you can contribute!