Puerto Rico Destroyed by Three Hurricanes, Here’s How To Help

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Three hurricanes in rapid succession pummeled Puerto Rico, a part of the United States, back into the Stone Age. Hurricane Irma, a Category 5 hurricane pounded Puerto Rico, Florida and Texas followed by Hurricane Jose that sideswiped PR but didn’t make landfall on the continental US and then the fxinal blow was a direct hit on Puerto Rico at full strength by Hurricane Maria, a Category 5 hurricane that hit the island at somewhere between Category 4 and Category 5 strength, which completed the destruction process by knocking down almost all bridges and overpasses while tearing off the asphalt and flooding most of the roads. Puerto Ricans have been U.S,. Citizens for over a hundred years [Jones–Shafroth Act], but the US Government has done a horrifyingly poor job of sending the needed humanitarian aid to a part of our own country that is in dire need. I’m getting information directly from my family who is trapped on the island, communications has been destroyed for 98% of the island but what I post below is verified by my family who is there trying to survive this disaster. Please read on to see how horrifying bad the situation is and to find out what you can do to help our own families that are trapped on the island.

Puerto Ricans are US Citizens

Millions of US Citizens living in Puerto Rico are without food, power and water. A few supplies have been delivered by one Navy vessel, which is not enough because nearly 4 million people live on the island and very few roads outside of the capital city of Sans Juan still exist, so those supplies cannot be delivered to the majority of people. We need an entire US Navy flotilla to be sent, just like how we send to other countries when they have disasters. Keep in mind that this disaster has flung Puerto Rico back to the Stone Age, literally. There are no working services of any kind outside the capital city and the roads have been so torn up that they are completely impassable even by foot. [Jones–Shafroth Act]

Island Life

Island life is not the problem. Remember Hurricane Katrina? During that disaster President George W. Bush, a Republican, failed to issue evacuation orders to the coastal regions of Louisiana resulting in 1,836 known American fatalities that can be attributed to the storm. People unable to evacuate themselves attempted to find shelter in the SuperDome but its structure partially failed, limiting the amount of protection it provided. To ad insult to injury President George W. Bush failed to send emergency support to the hundreds of thousands of people flocking to the SuperDome, leaving them without food, water and toilet fascilities for days. Once again a Republican President has shown us just how much they do not care about human life, especially human life right here in the United States of America, which is absolutely sickening.

Proper Response

The President of The United States is a role steeped in leadership and compassion. Properly executed this office should should the utmost degree of compassion for US Citizens, as exemplified by President Barack Obama (Democrat). Louisiana floods: Obama ‘heartbroken’ after tour Obama pushes for more Zika funding in US Washington Michigan water contamination: Obama declares emergency Flint, Michigan, U. S. Midwest Obama declares emergency in South Carolina South Carolina No US travel ban over Ebola – Obama Washington Obama comforts tornado victims Moore, Oklahoma

American Support

We Americans have stepped up every time to support humans across this planet during disasters, no matter what country they live in, we send billions of dollars in support every year yet our own government is not support us now when we need the most. I will predict that this will turn out to be the very worst disaster in US history, yet the US Government response is the very worst in US history. I implore you to watch the videos below, or click on the links to learn more and please share this information with all your family and friends, we need to show the world that we are supporting our own people in need, even if the US Government does not. Your help is greatly appreciated, Thank You! [The Almanac of American Philanthropy]

Resources, Videos and Links

Where you can donate to help with hurricane and earthquake relief and recovery – Vox

https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2017/9/20/16338698/donate-hurricane-earthquake-relief-recovery

Demand that Congress Pass Urgent Hurricane Maria Aid and Relief Bill

https://act.nrdc.org/letter/hurricane-relief-171003?

ActBlue To Support Puerto Rico

https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/mariarelief?

Hispanic Federation Support For Puerto Rico

https://hispanicfederation.org

Oxfam issues alarming statement on Trump’s response to Puerto Rico

http://reverepress.com/news/oxfam-issues-alarming-statement-trumps-response-to-puerto-rico/

For her 12th birthday, Maryland girl collects 500 cases of water for Puerto Rico victims

http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/local/for-her-12th-birthday-maryland-girl-collects-500-cases-of-water-for-puerto-rico-victims

PUERTO RICO SE LEVANTA Premium T-Shirt

https://www.500level.com/products/puertoricoselevanta-mens-premium-t-shirt?variant=49774976015#mens-premium-t-shirt/tri-black/s/

Democrats, force Trump to keep his promise to wipe out Puerto Rico’s debts NOW

https://rebuildpr.us/rokhanna/?

Tell Congress: Help Puerto Rico, not Wall Street

https://act.credoaction.com/sign/puerto_rico?

Puerto Ricans Need Clean Water, Food, Medicine & Shelter NOW And You Can Help Them Get It If You Don’t Delay!
https://www.123contactform.com/form-3029741/
Leptospirosis Outbreak in Puerto Rico

http://www.prinforma.com/archives/162

The Military Was Ready in Texas and Florida. What Went Wrong in Puerto Rico?

http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2017/10/02/us-military-puerto-rico-215668

Recovery progresses slowly in Puerto Rico

https://www.axios.com/recovery-progresses-slowly-in-storm-ravaged-puerto-rico-2491603514.html?

Report from Puerto Rico: Death Toll Higher Than Reported Amid Water Shortage & Health Crisis

https://www.democracynow.org/2017/9/29/as_death_toll_rises_in_puerto

Much of Puerto Rico has no running water – and the problem is not just cleanliness

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/weather/hurricane/article177190821.html

In one Puerto Rican nursing home, a struggle to get power and keep patients alive

http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-puerto-rico-healthcare-20170930-story.html

Support Hurricane Recovery in Puerto Rico

https://act.moveon.org/donate/hurricane-maria?

MoveOn supports Puerto Rico

MoveOn supports Puerto Rico

Help our fellow Americans in Puerto Rico recover from Hurricane Maria

http://act.climatehawksvote.com/puerto-rico?

Donate to the One America Appeal

https://www.oneamericaappeal.org/?

United for Puerto Rico is an initiative brought forth by the First lady of Puerto Rico, Beatriz Rosselló

http://unidosporpuertorico.com/en/

Stand with Puerto Rico

https://petitions.moveon.org/sign/puerto-rico-is-my-home?

Chef Relief in Puerto Rico

https://www.worldcentralkitchen.org/donate

San Juan mayor says people are ‘gasping for air’ as Maria cripples Puerto Rico

http://abcnews.go.com/US/san-juan-mayor-people-gasping-air-maria-cripples/story?

Photo Of San Juan Mayor In Waist-Deep Water Goes Viral As Trump Criticizes Her Leadership

http://www.ibtimes.com/photo-san-juan-mayor-waist-deep-water-goes-viral-trump-criticizes-her-leadership-2595896?

 

NASA Astronauts Just Responded To B.o.B’s Plans To Prove The Earth Is Flat, And It’s Amazing

http://www.iflscience.com/space/nasa-astronauts-respond-brilliantly-to-bobs-plans-to-prove-the-earth-is-flat/

San Juan mayor: ‘I am begging, begging anyone who can hear us to save us from dying’

http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/353163-san-juan-mayor-i-am-begging-begging-anyone-who-can-hear-us-to

The Cruelest Storm: 200+ Academics Speak Out for Puerto Rico

https://www.commondreams.org/views/2017/09/30/cruelest-storm-200-academics-speak-out-puerto-rico?

White House Reportedly Lacked Plans To Help Puerto Rico, According To Activist

http://www.distractify.com/trending/2017/09/29/1pJUO3/trump-never-help-pr

Germany steps up to help rebuild power grid in Puerto Rico’s emergency relief centers
https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2017/10/2/1703392/-Germany-steps-up-to-help-rebuild-power-grid-in-Puerto-Rico-s-emergency-relief-centers?
Officials warn death toll in Puerto Rico could rise if emergency supplies don’t arrive soon

https://globalnews.ca/video/3772022/officials-warn-death-toll-in-puerto-rico-could-rise-if-emergency-supplies-dont-arrive-soon

PUERTO RICO: Tell Congress to pass real recovery and debt relief

https://act.democracyforamerica.com/sign/puerto-rico-relief/?

A police officer in Puerto Rico describes the state of the island: “It’s devastation.”

https://mic.com/articles/184830/a-police-officer-in-puerto-rico-describes-the-state-of-the-island-its-devastation#.Z5iGaxqyu

Grant Immediate Emergency Aid to Puerto Rico & Eliminate Cost-Sharing for FEMA Aid

https://campaigns.organizefor.org/petitions/help-puerto-rico-after-hurricane-maria

The Media Really Has Neglected Puerto Rico

https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/the-media-really-has-neglected-puerto-rico/

Marc Anthony, Jennifer Lopez team up for Puerto Rico relief effort

http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/27/entertainment/marc-anthony-jennifer-lopez-puerto-rico/index.html

Change.org USNS Comfort

https://www.change.org/p/defense-secretary-james-mattis-send-navy-hospital-ship-usns-comfort-to-puerto-rico-to-aid-fellow-americans/u/21487987?

How you can help hurricane victims in Puerto Rico

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/can-help-hurricane-victims-puerto-rico/

Hurricane Maria Community Recovery Fund

https://connect.clickandpledge.com/w/Form/cb4a3c78-5694-4324-bead-42c8ad94c1bf

BuzzFeed Here’s How You Can Help People Affected By Hurricane Maria

https://www.buzzfeed.com/amberjamieson/how-to-help-after-maria?

NYC donation drop-off locations for Puerto Rico disaster relief

http://www.uft.org/news/nyc-donation-drop-locations-puerto-rico-disaster-relief

Encuentra información actualizada de tu pueblo en este buscador de Puerto Rico

http://www.univision.com/noticias/huracan-maria/encuentra-informacion-actualizada-de-tu-pueblo-en-este-buscador-de-puerto-rico

FEMA Status for Hurricane Maria – Find Loved Ones

https://www.fema.gov/hurricane-maria

It Is Time to Transform, Not Just Rebuild, in Puerto Rico

http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/42152-it-is-time-to-transform-not-just-rebuild-in-puerto-rico

Sign the petition: Demand Congress act quickly to help Puerto Rico

https://www.dailykos.com/campaigns/petitions/sign-the-petition-demand-congress-act-quickly-to-help-puerto-rico?

The U.S. President’s Role in a Time of Devastating Disasters by Wall Street on Parade

http://wallstreetonparade.com/2017/09/the-u-s-presidents-role-in-a-time-of-devastating-disasters/

Photos: Hurricane Maria’s Destruction of Puerto Rico

http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/infrastructure/news/g3231/hurricane-maria-photos/?

Trump Air sits idle as billionaires and celebrities lend private planes for Puerto Rico relief

https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2017/9/27/1702095/-Trump-Air-sits-idle-as-billionaires-and-celebrities-lend-private-planes-for-Puerto-Rico-relief?

FEMA: “Not our job to deliver water and food” to Puerto Ricans. Think I am making this up? Wrong!

https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2017/10/10/1705685/-FEMA-Not-our-job-to-deliver-water-and-food-to-Puerto-Ricans-Think-I-am-making-this-up-Wrong?

Send The Comfort” Twitter Page

Send The Comfort” Facebook Page

https://www.facebook.com/sendthecomfort

Clinton pressures Trump to deploy USNS Comfort to Puerto Rico

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/checkpoint/wp/2017/09/26/clinton-pressured-trump-to-deploy-hospital-ship-comfort-to-puerto-rico-now-its-on-the-way/?

Trump tweets Puerto Rico’s “massive debt” as humanitarian crisis unfolds

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/donald-trump-puerto-rico-tweet-humanitarian-crisis-hurricane-maria-aftermath/

FEMA, US Government Blocking Private Aid to Puerto Rico

8 Misconceptions About Puerto Rico

Is Puerto Rico Part Of The U.S? Here’s What To Know About The Unincorporated Territory | TIME

Honest Government Advert – Visit Puerto Rico

 
PUERTO RICO REJECTS LOAN OFFERS, ACCUSING HEDGE FUNDS OF TRYING TO PROFIT OFF HURRICANES

https://theintercept.com/2017/09/28/puerto-rico-rejects-loan-offers-accusing-hedge-funds-of-trying-to-profit-off-hurricanes/

Maria’s devastation shuts down Puerto Rico economy, residents running out of money

https://globalnews.ca/news/3773766/puerto-rico-hurricane-maria-money/

Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony team up for Puerto Rico

https://globalnews.ca/news/3772113/jennifer-lopez-marc-anthony-puerto-rico/

Canadians stranded in Puerto Rico to be evacuated on Friday

https://globalnews.ca/news/3772179/canadians-in-puerto-rico-evacuated-hurricane-maria/

LIVE: House Democrats call for immediate legislative action on Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands
Royal Caribbean lends cruise ship to humanitarian, evacuation efforts

http://www.king5.com/news/royal-caribbean-lends-cruise-ship-to-humanitarian-evacuation-efforts/479195667?

Amanda Blount @amandablount2 Retired & Army Officer

Texas Debt is $272 Billion
Florida Debt is $180 Billion
Puerto Rico Debt is $73 Billion

Trump insults Puerto Rico… during a disaster.

— Amanda Blount (@amandablount2) September 27, 2017

Meteorología Del Caribe

https://www.facebook.com/MeteorologiaDelCaribe/

Tesla Is Helping Puerto Rico Get Power After Hurricane Maria

http://fortune.com/2017/09/28/tesla-battery-puerto-rico-power/

SNL‘s Alec Baldwin mocks Trump Puerto Rico response during season premiere

http://ew.com/tv/2017/10/01/snl-alec-baldwin-trump-puerto-rico/?

Puerto Ricans are Americans, too! But they live in a ‘zombie state’

http://www.cnn.com/2017/10/03/politics/puerto-rico-citizens-trump/index.html

Honoré: ‘The mayor’s living on a cot, and I hope the President has a good day at golf’ [Retired Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré]

http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/30/us/honore-mayor-trump-cnntv/index.html?sr=fbCNN093017honore-mayor-trump-cnntv0335PMVODtop

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San Juan mayor blasts Trump as “miscommunicator in chief” following president’s Puerto Rico visit

https://mic.com/articles/184968/san-juan-mayor-blasts-trump-as-miscommunicator-in-chief-following-presidents-puerto-rico-visit?

San Juan mayor lambastes Trump’s ‘insulting’ visit to Puerto Rico

 http://www.politico.com/story/2017/10/04/trump-puerto-rico-visit-mayor-reacts-243437

 
Trump came to Puerto Rico like an emperor: with pomp and little sympathy

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/oct/04/trump-puerto-rico-emperor-pomp-hurricane-maria

Trump’s Puerto Rico potshots make his racism morally impossible to ignore

http://www.philly.com/philly/columnists/will_bunch/trumps-puerto-rico-potshots-make-his-racism-morally-impossible-to-ignore-20171001.html? 

Puerto Ricans in Swing States

Puerto Ricans in Swing States

The numbers are in and both Republicans and Democrats don’t think Trump is doing well in Puerto Rico

https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2017/10/4/1704043/-The-numbers-are-in-and-both-Republicans-and-Democrats-don-t-think-Trump-is-doing-well-in-Puerto-Rico?

Melania Is Exploiting Puerto Rico For Money Just Like Donald Exploited The NFL Controversy

https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2017/10/3/1703881/-Melania-Is-Exploiting-Puerto-Rico-For-Money-Just-Like-Donald-Exploited-The-NFL-Controversy?

Trump throws Paper Towels at Puerto Rico survivors

Trump throws Paper Towels at Puerto Rico survivors

Trump’s Response To Puerto Rico – Bernie Sanders Brilliantly SMACKS Him Down

http://economerica.com/trumps-response-to-puerto-rico-bernie-sanders-brilliantly-smacks-him-down/

Republican House monsters demand pound of flesh for helping poor children, Puerto Ricans

https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2017/10/3/1703783/-Republican-House-monsters-demand-pound-of-flesh-for-helping-poor-children-Puerto-Ricans?

Donald Trump Is Down in Puerto Rico Embarrassing All of Us

https://www.gq.com/story/donald-trump-puerto-rico-embarrassing-all-of-us?

Trump to Puerto Rico: your hurricane isn’t a “real catastrophe” like Katrina

https://www.vox.com/2017/10/3/16411488/trump-remarks-puerto-rico

White House Undercounts Deaths In Puerto Rico

https://www.dcreport.org/2017/09/30/trump-white-house-undercounts-deaths-in-puerto-rico/

Leaked White House Memo Details Puerto Rico Spin: “The Storm Caused These Problems, Not Our Response.”

Leaked White House Memo Details Puerto Rico Spin: “The Storm Caused These Problems, Not Our Response.”

Trump’s Puerto Rico Visit Is a Political Disaster

https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/10/trump-puerto-rico-visit/541869/?

Why Donald Trump Doesn’t Care About Puerto Ricans: He promised a government for white America, and he’s fulfilling it.

http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/politics/2017/10/trump_s_poor_response_to_puerto_rico_is_no_surprise.html?

Puerto Rico budget

Puerto Rico budget

Trump Puerto Rico response called ‘horribly racist’ by John Oliver

Trump Puerto Rico response called ‘horribly racist’ by John Oliver

Getting Ready for Trump’s Puerto Rico Shakedown

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/edblog/getting-ready-for-trumps-puerto-rico-shakedown

Profits vs. Puerto Rican Lives: Trump Admin Blocks Aid from Reaching Devastated Island

https://www.democracynow.org/2017/9/27/profits_vs_puerto_rican_lives_trump

San Juan Mayor Fumes After Top Trump Official Calls Puerto Rico Response A ‘Good News Story’

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/san-juan-mayor-good-news_us_59ce3894e4b06791bb0ff86e?

Lin-Manuel Miranda says Trump is ‘going straight to hell’ for Puerto Rico response

http://ew.com/news/2017/09/30/lin-manuel-miranda-trump-puerto-rico-mayor/?

President Trump just attacked the mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico

President Trump just attacked the mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico

Trump attacks ‘nasty’ San Juan mayor and accuses Puerto Rico workers of being lazy in vicious tweet frenzy

Trump attacks ‘nasty’ San Juan mayor and accuses Puerto Rico workers of being lazy in vicious tweet frenzy

Trump’s attacks on Puerto Rico mayor left everyone speechless

http://economerica.com/trumps-attacks-on-puerto-rico-mayor-left-everyone-speechless/

Dan Rather Just Gave The Best Response To Trump Blaming Puerto Ricans For Hurricane Suffering

Dan Rather Just Gave The Best Response To Trump Blaming Puerto Ricans For Hurricane Suffering

The Day Donald Trump Watched An Octogenarian Bleeding To Death And Did Nothing To Help

https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2017/9/28/1702578/-The-Day-Donald-Trump-Watched-An-Octagenarian-Bleeding-To-Death-And-Did-Nothing-To-Help?

Lives are on the line in Puerto Rico, and Trump is failing the test

https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2017/9/29/1702702/-Lives-are-on-the-line-in-Puerto-Rico-and-Trump-is-failing-the-test?

Mr. President: Puerto Ricans Are Americans Too

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/59cc2053e4b0b99ee4a9ca3f

Trump Sees Devastated Puerto Rico as Captive Market

Rihanna confronts Trump about Puerto Rico

https://globalnews.ca/news/3774131/rihanna-trump-puerto-rico/

Trump finally suspends the Jones Act while supplies still fail to reach much of Puerto Rico

https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2017/9/28/1702357/-Trump-finally-suspends-the-Jones-Act-while-supplies-still-fail-to-reach-much-of-Puerto-Rico

Trump waives shipping restrictions for Puerto Rico for hurricane relief
– After a week of human suffering, Trump is embarrassed into suspending the Jone Act by the countless Tweets and Facebook posts, its shameful that he allowed US Citizens to suffer in a heatwave and starve or die from dehydration-

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2017/09/28/trump-waives-shipping-restrictions-for-puerto-rico-for-hurricane-relief/?

Nydia M Velazquez’s Letter To Trump

http://velazquez.house.gov/sites/velazquez.house.gov/files/Velazquez_Smith_PR_USVI_Letter_September_27_2017.pdf

Apple raises over $13 million for relief and recovery efforts

https://www.appleworld.today/blog/2017/9/28/apple-raises-over-13-million-for-relief-and-recovery-efforts

Impeach Trump Fund

https://secure.actblue.com/donate/ms_bold_fr_q3_impeachtrump?

The Atlantic Confirms It: We Are Living In A Kakistocracy

https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2017/10/10/1705723/-The-Atlantic-Confirms-It-We-Are-Living-In-A-Kakistocracy?

The Cruelest Storm: A Statement for Puerto Rico

http://www.latinorebels.com/2017/09/30/the-cruelest-storm-a-statement-for-puerto-rico/

Simpsons support Puerto Rico

Simpsons support Puerto Rico

 

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