On September 18, Hurricane Fiona made landfall in Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic causing flash flooding, 85mph winds, mudslides, and an island-wide power blackout in Puerto Rico. Catastrophic damage now leaves many people seeking emergency relief and in need of long-term recovery efforts.
This fund is a centralized place to support verified charities that are providing immediate assistance to people and their communities. Updates will be posted to this fund and emailed to donors as grants are distributed to the charities. Thank you for helping those who now face unexpected challenges and a long road to recovery.
GoFundMe.org is a 501(c)(3) public charity (EIN 81-2279757). Its mission is to provide fast and effective relief to victims of disaster, and to fund education and other charitable initiatives. In its first 5 years of operation, GoFundMe.org raised over $140 million, for distribution to vetted nonprofit organizations serving the same mission, and to verified individuals who are part of the charitable class. GoFundMe.org eliminates the paradox of choice for donors by providing one centralized place to give, knowing that those dollars are efficiently dispersed to the right organizations and people. Donations to this fund are tax-deductible to the extent permissible by law.