How You Can Help Those Affected By Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico

Hurricane Maria swept through Puerto Rico on Wednesday.  The hurricane made landfall on the island as a Category 4 storm.  The island's 3.4 million residents are all without electricity.

Leaders in South Florida want to help those affected by the storm.  

"The American citizens of Puerto Rico need our help.  Our country goes to war, Puerto Ricans stand tall with our country's flag to fight for freedom," said Luis de Rosa, President of the South Florida Puerto Rican Chamber of Commerce

Puerto Rico Relief Committee in Miami will be accepting donations of nonperishable food, diapers, baby food, pampers, new baby clothes, bottled water, medical supplies and batteries starting on Friday at these locations in Miami-Dade and Broward County.

Isla Del Encanto restaurant 

  • 12850 SW 120th Street, Miami, FL 33186 
  • Friday from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Ana G. Méndez University

  •  15201 NW 79th Court, Miami Lakes, FL 33016 
  • Friday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Mana Wynwood Warehouse 

  • 225 NW 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33127 
  • Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Ay Bendito Food Truck 

  • 9225 SW 137th Avenue Miami, FL 33196 
  • Sunday from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Casa Borinquen 

  • 6519 Taft Street, Hollywood, FL 33024 
  • Saturday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

For additional information, you can contact South Florida Puerto Rican Chamber of Commerce President, Luis De Rosa at

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