SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — PIX11 is teaming up with former New York Yankee Jorge Posada and his wife Laura to bring much-needed aid to the people of Puerto Rico.
After Hurricane Maria hit, the Posadas' Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief Fund reached its goal of raising $50,000 in less than 16 hours late last month and have kept going ever since. They're now up to over $330,000.
They've sent numerous planes full of supplies to the devastated island and have helped dozens of sick patients get to the mainland for medical treatment.
Puerto Rico is facing the unprecedented task of rebuilding after Hurricane Maria.
Power was totally knocked out to the U.S. territory — home to some 3.4 million people — during the storm, and may not be back in full for 4 to 6 months. Recovery could cost $10 billion, NYC Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez said.
Other ways you can help include United for Puerto Rico, an initiative started by the first lady of Puerto Rico Beatriz Rossello. Its goal is to provide aid and support to those affected by this powerful storm.
The Hispanic Federation is a nonprofit organization that has supported and strengthened "Hispanic families and Latino institutions" since 1990. If you'd like to contribute financially, please specify "Hurricane Relief Effort" in the column marked I would like to designate this gift for.
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