By Julio Fuentes • September 22, 2017

Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief Efforts Florida State Hispanic Chamber of Commerce announces efforts to raise funds for Puerto Rico

The Florida State Hispanic Chamber of Commerce today launched efforts to provide immediate relief to Puerto Rico for Hurricane Maria recovery through a charitable initiative called “Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief.”

“Our hearts go out to Puerto Rico as they face the catastrophic impacts of Hurricane Maria. The island’s entire 3.5 million population is without power, and many residents need immediate medical relief,” said Julio Fuentes, President and CEO of the Florida State Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. “It is important we do our part to help alleviate their pain and assist our fellow Americans as they recover and rebuild. Please visit www.prgives.org and make any monetary donation to help Puerto Rico.”

With a goal of raising $250,000 in disaster relief funds, donations will be directed toward emergency supplies such as bottled water, canned goods, dried foods, medication, pillows and blankets, shovels and hammers, and other necessary items. If you live in Tampa, Orlando, Jacksonville or West Palm Beach and would like to drop off supplies please see locations here:

Melano Bakery Kissimmee
1912 Fortune Road
Kissimmee, Florida 34744
M-F 8am-4pm

Melano Bakery Orlando
2001 Consulate Drive
Orlando, Florida 32837
M-F 8am-4pm

Palm Beach
PYRA Promotions
3121 Fairlane Farms Road #3
Wellington, Florida 33414
M-F 9am-4pm

3820 Gunn Highway
Tampa, Florida 33618
Sun 4pm-7pm
Mon-Fri 9am-4pm

Wesley Chapel Nissan
28519 State Road 54
Wesley Chapel, Florida 33543
Mon-Sat 9am-9pm
Sun 11am-6pm

Saint Eugenes Church
701 Gamble Street
Tallahassee, FL 32310
Mon-Fri 9am-4:30pm

Here is the full list of items being requested at this time: baby and adult pain relief medicine, baby formula, baby wipes, blankets, bottled water, canned and dry pet food, canned goods, canned milk, chainsaws, cots, crowbars, diapers, dish soap, dry foods, electric cables, electric generators, extension cords, first-aid kits, garbage bags, ground fault protectors, hammers, hand sanitizer, laundry detergent, mosquito repellant, pillows ,pop-up canopies, rope, safety glasses, shovels, stomach pain relief medicine, tarps, towels, utility knives, wheelbarrows, wood panels, and work gloves