Rebuild Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico is my childhood, it is my home, and it is where many of my friends and family live today. Words cannot describe how it feels to see it destroyed beyond recognition. 

Now is the time for us to use our hearts, our humanity, and our resources to help. So many people need it desperately. My goal is to raise $10 million dollars for relief and rebuild efforts. I will personally match every dollar raised on this page up to $5 million dollars. 100% of what we raise on this site will go directly to relief/rebuild efforts. 

Much of our public health and power infrastructure has been destroyed by the storm itself and what little is left continues to degrade due to ongoing floods. The damage is historic - worse than we feared - and the full extent of it has yet to be measured. 

Our top priority is to get funds quickly and then make sure they have the greatest possible impact on peoples’ lives. We’re working to identify the most immediate needs and getting relief to vulnerable populations. After that, the focus will shift to catalyze long-term solutions, and ultimately, to help rebuild. 

If you’re able to give, any amount helps and is greatly appreciated. If you cannot give, then please share. Please help us show our friends, family members, and fellow citizens in Puerto Rico that even though we’re miles apart, we will stand together. They are not alone. 


Ric Elias 

Funds will be handled through a new 501(c)(3) organization. All donations are federally tax-exempt in the US and in Puerto Rico. Tax ID #82-2906615. 

If you'd prefer to mail a check, please make it out to "Rebuild Puerto Rico" and send to: 

Rebuild Puerto Rico 
Attn: Sean McLeod 
1423 Red Ventures Drive 
Fort Mill, SC 29707


* This fundraiser was initially held on a now closed site called YouCaring. YouCaring joined GoFundMe, and this GoFundMe is a record of the original fundraiser.


  • From 1,000 donors to our original YouCaring fundraiser 
    • $2,384,900 (Offline)
    • 36 mos


Ric Elias 
Río Piedras, PR
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