From our friends at the Puerto Rican Bar Association:
After this disaster, the Puerto Rican Bar Association in conjunction with the New York State Chief Judge Task Force on New York Emergency Relief Legal, the New York City Bar Association and the American Bar Association will organize lawyer and legal assistant volunteers and will provide training on FEMA and disaster relief for lawyers. INFORMATION TO FOLLOW.
Legal assistance provides the calm after the storm. After the storm subsides and the water recedes the exhaustion of survival will be met by the harrowing realization that their journey back to normalcy is only just beginning. The daunting work of putting their lives back together will require interaction with myriad governmental agencies and private businesses in order to interpret their rights to services and financial assistance. After this disaster, the PRBA in conjunction with the New York State Chief Judge Task Force on Hurricane Relief and American Bar Association will organize lawyer and legal assistant volunteers to help by providing:
· Assistance with securing FEMA and other benefits available to disaster survivors
· Assistance with life, medical and property insurance claims
· Help with home repair contracts and contractors
· Replacing wills and other important legal documents destroyed in the disaster
· Assisting in consumer protection matters, remedies and procedures
· Assisting with mortgage/foreclosure and landlord/tenant problems
You can help make a difference in assisting victims of the flood regain their homes, their financial stability, and their lives. Please donate to the to assist Puerto Ricans in need of these essential services.
Where to Donate to Help Puerto Rico with Disaster Relief and Recovery from Hurricanes Irma and Maria
Puerto Rican community leaders and elected officials in the diaspora are calling for a renewed effort to assist Puerto Rico with disaster relief and recovery from Hurricanes Irma and Maria. Many families have lost their homes and need assistance with basic needs.
You can help by donating to charities in Puerto Rico that are leading the effort to mitigate the unfolding humanitarian crisis. Here are some proven organizations with direct access to the victims of these hurricanes. You can visit their online donations or send a check to the enclosed address.
Caritas Puerto Rico, (Catholic Relief Services)
(DESIGNATE A TOWN IN PUERTO RICO)
201 Calle San Jorge, Esquina Baldorioty de Castro
Fondos Unidos de Puerto Rico,
Puerto Rican Family Institute (Cordillera, Ciales)
DESIGNATE CORDILLERA, CIALES AS RECIPIENT TO INCLUDE, MOROVIS, COROZAL, UTUADO, JAYUYA, AND OTHER CENTRAL PUEBLOS IN PUERTO RICO
Carr 849 Km 1.5 Calle Juan Baiz Barrio Santo Domingo
San Juan PR 00924