Here’s how San Antonians can help Puerto Rico after Hurricane Fiona

Hurricane Fiona hit the southwestern coast of Puerto Rico on Sunday, September 18, knocking out power, causing significant flooding and hindering access to drinking water across the island.

President Joe Biden has declared an emergency situation in the wake of the storm, asking the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to begin the disaster relief process in Puerto Rico.

To more directly impact residents navigating the storm, here is a list of five on-the-ground mutual aid funds and nonprofit organizations accepting donations.

Taller Salud

Taller Salud is a women-led mutual aid organization accepting donations for items such as clean gallons of water, toiletries, diapers, and non-perishable food through PayPal and their website .

Brigada Solidaria del Oeste

Founded after the devastation of Hurricane Maria, Brigada Solidaria del Oeste is a community-led Puerto Rico-based organization collecting money and asking for essential items like first-aid kits, water filters, solar lamps, and water purification tablets. Items can be sent to PO Box 1073, Boqueron, PR 00622-1073

People look at a flooded road during the passing of Hurricane Fiona through Cayey, Puerto Rico, Sunday, Sept. 18, 2022.
People look at a flooded road during the passing of Hurricane Fiona through Cayey, Puerto Rico, Sunday, Sept. 18, 2022.Stephanie Rojas/AP

La Fundación Mochileando

This San Juan-based fund is calling on people to donate money to service people and their pets. Its focus is on distributing groceries and goods. You can donate through PayPal here

Casa Pueblo

Casa Pueblo is a longstanding environmentally minded Puerto Rican NGO dedicated to serving the community. It is accepting donations to aid in disaster relief for Hurricane Fiona. You can donate online through its website


The PRxPR Relief and Rebuild Fund was initially launched in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria by Puerto Rican business leaders living in the U.S. The group coordinates with other organizations on the island to help rebuild infrastructure damage caused by natural disasters. After Fiona, they are now asking for monetary donations to continuing rebuilding. 

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