Episode 67 | Howard Jordan & Humanitarian Cheat Sheet

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Episode 67 is the great Howard Jordan - he's a match and a talker for today's times and Puerto Ricans.

Fierce and gracious both, the Mayor of San Juan. It looks true. The administrations don't care if we die. It is so grotesque and real it's unbelievable. So much so that you don’t believe it at first. Rats working behind the scenes, colluding, arguing, imposing bureaucratic paperwork before humanitarian urgency, lying, confusing the people, letting them rot so to speak. But then you see it, and it is nauseating. Words don’t come easy. I’m tense, irritable, short, working very hard to stay the course, sifting through emails and feeds looking for stuff, reading.  Everything is different. This cheat sheet keeps changing but it’s still made to help people. Read on, it has a lot more information. Hope it helps. Write to me if you need to. Sol

Status Update


Maria Tech Brigade - Puerto Rico Tras el Paso del Huracán María Google doc.

Jason Suarez Portland OR María Tech Brigade / jason@suarez.email

GIS, programming, spreadsheet etc

Diasporicans.com | We have data on donation centers around country etc.

If you know organization that has need for volunteers (we have over 200 people) please contact

Connect Worldwide | Register

Llamada Diaria - Red de Apoyo Mutuo Post María
Gmail: apoyomutuopr@gmail.com | Twitter: @PRapoyo


Maritxel Carrero
-father director of Mayaguez Medical Center (no water, 50% capacity)

-Milton D Carrero - 410 Hostos Ave, Mayaguez PR 00680

Jennifer Concepcion | Center for Disease Control - ypi@cdc.gov They are in contact with folks on the ground in Puerto Rico for the first time. Focusing on water treatment

Karen Vega coordinates services to connect people without a home with social services. She stops working on Oct. 17 and will offer pro bono services to people arriving in the US with Medicaid, shelters, etc. | Her words: Are there any social workers getting organized? Bilingual social workers are needed here. Buscan gente joven buscando empleo. No pagan bien pero pagan. Mucho trabajo pero tiene su satisfacción porque van ayudar gente. puertorico.newyork.sw@gmail.com  

Water Filter | Lifestraw.eartheasy.com CODE LF30OFF Water Filter 30% Discount

Rosa Cruz-Cordero - get on her list - rc1941@hunter.cuny.edu - monthly newsletter via Hunter College about news and events.


Denise Solis / Bay area / 510-224-6692 / tallerbombalele@gmail.com /

National DAY OF ACTION Oct 4th - calling out for forgiveness of debt, downtown Oakland, also something at LA (Merrill Lynch building) More info. on Facebook.

We want all major cities to come out on Oct 4th.

David Galarza, organizer Relieve/Rebuild Puerto Rico—New York | Release the relief

Cancel the Debt | Cancel Jones
Rally next week at Folley Sq. Wednesday Oct 4th at 12PM |

Independent Coalitions | Foundations for Maria Hurricane Relief

Carmelo Anthony Puerto Rico Relief - The Players Tribune

Casa Pueblo - casapueblo.org - Very respected organization. Casa Pueblo is a self-managed community project that is committed to appreciating and protecting natural, cultural and human resources. They have helped protect the municipalities of Adjuntas, Utuado, Lares and Jayuya since 1980. Casa Pueblo has road clearing brigades as well as distributing goods. Email: mariolarosario@gmail.com

Efecto Sombrilla - efectosombrilla.org | Contact Tara: tara@efectosombrilla.org Uniting efforts of farmers around the island, have centers in Miramar Hato Rey ready to accept seeds, etc.  Any help, ideas, contacts to get the sustainable agriculture back on their feet contact Tara

EcoKit Duffle for Puerto Rico EcoKit Duffle  | Yarani Del Valle Piñero (facebook), Aris Mejias, and Isa Gandia, Organizers | Thru isercaribe.org the EcoKit Duffle initiative delivers eco-friendly survival materials. Yarani works and collaborates with several organizations and coalitions on the island.

Giving Solar Light to Puerto Rico - John Leguizamo solar4pr.org

La Cucina - If you are seeking to communicate with community-based efforts working on the ground in PR: Landline at “La Cucina” with solid and direct communication in Hato Rey, PR: 787-767-9862 Good place to leave information and receive small donations for specific people/organizations. They are helping decentralize resources, information, etc. Email: Eduardo Caro / ejecaro@gmail.com

Pregones / Teatro Rodante Puertorriqueño Pregonesprtt.orgRelief Drive for Artists Join Pregones in helping Puerto Rican artists with their peer-to-peer relief drive. Because the arts are VITAL in the reconstruction of our nation!#ArtistsPR #Relief #P2P http://pregonesprtt.org/you/donate/

Proyecto Enlace del Caño Martín Peña - martinpeña.org The Trust Tierra del Caño Martín Peña won the UN-Hábitat For A Better Urban Future World Prize in 2016.

Puerto Rico x Puerto Rico - Prxpr.org The founding partners and leaders of the PRxPR Fund are five highly respected, senior Puerto Rican born and raised business professionals who bring diverse extensive US and international experience in key areas of operations, legal, financial, technology, government, and marketing. All monies raised by PRxPR Fund will be disbursed based on criteria determined by official expert authorities on the ground and their vetted needs assessment.  We will work closely with trusted local organizations to ensure that we provide relief in a way that will have maximum impact on the neediest communities in PR.  

Puerto Rico Rises - puertorriquenos.nuevayork@gmail.com - Puerto Rico Rises

Creating a line of distribution completely separate from PR government/municipalities. They have trucks, drivers, logistics coordinator, containers, and 300 volunteers in the island waiting to start. Seeking 20 volunteer coordinators to be trained and spread around the island as lead coordinators. PPR trucks are going to be tracked, they have 11 security companies that are joining to protect everyone’s security. PPR needs contact with Municipalities and 20 leaders. We are almost there.

OCT 8 Event - transmitted globally Puerto Rico Lights up… from Holland to Columbia, transmitted on FB simultaneously. Silent Vigil

OCT 21 Event Global Drive in 50 cities - Puerto Rico Rise up also transmitted FB simultaneously

Somos Una Voz - Somos Una Voz - a bunch of celebrities, a combined force of over 1billion followers, joined Marc Anthony and Jennifer Lopez’s alliance.

Susie Ran Kim -  Solar & Connection to Puerto Rico - From the Go Fund Me page | The two back to back hurricanes have bisected the entire island- leaving so many people with destroyed homes, little access to water, gas, electricity and all forms of communication. Immediate needs are power, clean water, and connectivity. My name is Susie Kim. I am a co-founder and Artistic director for Newfilmmakers Los Angeles and have been producing the science and art documentary Bifrost into the Aurora which is based out of Puerto Rico for the past 3 years. By luck, I was in Los Angeles when the hurricanes hit Puerto Rico, watching everything go down. Since then, I've been able to maintain communications with our production team, our friends, and the university students to understand how to best help. Together with friends, families, and support from our community in the US, we are organizing together to address the immediate needs of the island which is energy, connectivity, and clean water.

Taller Salud - www.tallersalud.org - Taller Salud is a community-based, feminist grassroots organization that works for the integral well-being of girls, young women and adult women, targeted primarily at low-income communities. Since 1979.

Voices for Puerto Rico Voicesforpuertorico.com – arts and culture - This is another crew of Latino celebrities and influencers who join Mariem Pérez, Carlitos Ruíz, and Adriana Teresa Letorney to aid and support relief efforts.

Community and Cultural Partners for Earthquake and Hurricane Relief Efforts

Coalición Mexicana CoaliciónMexicana.org – community building

Celebrate Mexico Now Festival Rise! NY|MX Earthquake Relief for Mexico Benefit Concert – arts and culture

Comité Noviembre Comiténoviembre.org – anchor organization and network - community building

Revolución Latina Hurricane and Earthquake Relief Dance-A-Thon

National Foundations & Organizations

Acacia Network AcaciaNetWork.org

American Red Cross Disaster Relief International Help Resources

Hispanic Federation - Hispanic Federation.org

Latino Justice Latinojustice.org

One America Appeal - Oneamericanappeal.org

International Foundations for Earthquake and Hurricane Relief Efforts

Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands - Usvirecovery.org

Direct Relief -  Directrelief.org

Fondo Unido de México - fondounido.org.mx

Global Giving - GlobalGiving.org

Oxfam Oxfamamerica.org

Pan American Development Foundation - padf.org

Save the Children SavetheChildren.org

Unicef - Unicefusa.org

Travel Tips

Heard this on la Llamada de Apoyo: Bag Waiver (Delta)- For folks traveling to the islands to help and bring goods.

Email: bagwaiverqsts.delta@delta.com - Include your name, flight number, state how many bags, organizations you will visit, articles you are bringing, and explain the motive of travel and you must have a fiscal sponsor designated 501 C 3 or an EIN to qualify for the humanitarian waiver credit.

Flying out of San Juan - Bring food and water for the long lines and the wait.

U.S. Senate

Office of Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez
Rep. 7th District - Brooklyn-Lower Manhattan-Queens
Email: melissa.delort@mail.house.gov to find family members.

Government - Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico Federal Affairs Administration prfaa.pr.org

Unidos Por Puerto Rico - unidosporpuertorico.com

Fundación Comunitaria de Puerto Rico fcpr.org

Fondos Unidos de Puerto Rico
P.O. Box 191914
San Juan, PR 00919
tel: (787) 728-8500
fax: (787) 728-7099

Caritas Puerto Rico
201 Calle San Jorge
Esquina Baldorioty de Castro
San Juan, Puerto Rico 00902
P.O. Box 8812, San Juan, Puerto Rico 00910-0812
787 300-4953  

Fundación Comunitaria de Puerto Rico
1719 Ave. Ponce de León
San Juan, PR 00909-1905

Hurricane Maria Children's Relief Fund
Save the Children
501 Kings Highway East, Suite 400,
Fairfield, CT 06825


Maria & Irma: Puerto Rico Real-time Recovery Fund
1511 Ave. Ponce de León Suite K, La Ciudadela
San Juan P.R. 00909


Government - New York City

New York City State – NY.Gov

New York City Gov. Fund donate to Puerto Rico - NYC.Gov

Fire Department New York City – FDNY & FDNY Facebook Page

Donation Sites Set Up Across New York City

ONLY Priorities: Diapers, Baby food, Batteries, First Aid Supplies, Feminine Hygiene Products

El Maestro Cultural Center
1300 Southern Blvd. (near Freeman Street)
2:00 - 8:00 p.m.|  646-299-6507

ASPIRA of New York, Inc.,
Site #1 – Main Office |15 West 36th Street, NY, NY 10018
Site #2 – P.S.\ I.S. 224 | 345 Brook Avenue, Room 104, Bronx, NY 10455
Note: Aspira’s main office is accepting amazon packages.



Donations will be accepted during the hours of 7 am - 9 pm. Please be aware that FDNY members at these locations may not be present during drop-off hours if they are responding to an emergency.


Engine 91: 242 E. 111th Street, New York, NY 11220 (East Harlem)
Engine 95/ Ladder 36: 29 Vermilyea Avenue, New York, NY 10033 (Inwood)
Engine 28/ Ladder 11: 222 E. 2nd Street, New York, NY 10009 (Lower East Side)


EMS Station 26: 1264 Boston Road, Bronx NY 10456 (Morrisania)
EMS Station 55: 3134 Park Avenue, Bronx, NY 10451 (Melrose)
Engine 64/ Ladder 47: 1214 Castle Hill Avenue, Bronx, NY 10462 (Castle Hill)
Engine 83/ Ladder 29: 618 E. 138th Street, Bronx, NY 10454 (Mott Haven/South Bronx)


Engine 316: 27-12 Kearney Street, Queens, NY 11369 (East Elmhurst)
Engine 289/ Ladder 138: 97-28 43rd Avenue, Queens, NY 11368 (Corona)
Engine 307/ Ladder 154: 81-17 Northern Boulevard, Queens, NY 11372 (Jackson Heights)


Engine 271/ Ladder 124: 392 Himrod Street, Brooklyn, NY 11237 (Bushwick)
Engine 277/ Ladder 112: 582 Knickerbocker Avenue, Brooklyn, NY  11221 (Bushwick)
Engine 201/ Ladder 114: 5113 4th Avenue,  Brooklyn, NY  11220 ( Sunset Park)
Engine 228: 436 39th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11232 (Sunset Park)
Engine 218: 650 Hart Street, Brooklyn, NY 11221 (Bushwick)

Staten Island

Engine 153/ Ladder 77: 74 Broad Street, Staten Island, NY 10304 (Stapleton)
Engine 157/ Ladder 80: 1573 Castleton Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10302 (Port Richmond)
Ladder 79: 1189 Castleton Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10310 (Port Richmond)




East Harlem Multi Service Center
419 East 120th Street, NY
Contact: Paul Delgado 347-489-6516

Institute for the Puerto Rican and Hispanic Elderly
Carver Senior Center
55 East 102nd Street, NY between Madison Avenue
Contact: Maria Rivera 917-838-8028

The Loisaida Center
710 East 120th 9th Street, NY
Contact: Libertad Guerra 646-757-0522


Ramon Velez Health Center
754 East 151th Street
Bronx, NY 10455
Contact: Michael Orozco 347-924-3435

CASA Promesa
308 East 175th Street
Bronx, NY 10457

Contact : Adriene Rosell 347-924-2002

915 Westchester Avenue, 3rd floor
Bronx, NY 10459

Contact: Eileen Enmanuel 646-224-9207

White Plains Road
3677 White Plains Road
Bronx, NY 10467

Contact: Adalgisa Capellan 917-612-7258



Skyway Queens
132-10 South Conduit
New York, NY 11430

Contact: Kwame Rennie 347-675-1994

Sleep Inn JFK
177-08 Liberty Avenue
Queens, NY 11433

Contact: Marly Jourdain 929-446-5038


Brooklyn Cluster
255 Liberty Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11212

Contact: Jenelle Cole 646-457-0926/Metika Shaw 929-446-5103



Business Insider -  (Sept. 11, 2017)

The Best Charities to give in the wake of Hurricane Irma

The Huffington Post - (Sept. 21, 2017)

Hispanic Federation Organizes Relief Efforts to Help Puerto Rico After Hurricane María

How Stuff Works - (Sept. 18, 2017) 5 Donation Tips for (Really) Helping Disaster Victims

Latino Rebels (Sept. 30, 2017) - The Cruelest Storm: A Statement for Puerto Rico

PR Informa - PR Informa Facebook

Soldanela Rivera