Helping Puerto Rico: How to Support Relief Efforts


Helping Puerto Rico: How to Support Relief Efforts

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Hurricane Maria devastated the island of Puerto Rico, and the grim news reports coming in indicate that it may be quite a long time before anything is even close to normal again. The U.S. territory currently faces a daunting road ahead, and there is a lot of rebuilding to do. Currently, people in Puerto Rico lack many basics for survival. Many Asheville businesses and individuals are stepping in to offer support, so we've compiled a round-up (that will be updated) to give you information on where to go, and what to do, to help relief efforts. 

On Friday, 10/6, Ingles and local musician Joe Lasher Jr. team up for a hurricane relief concert from 6-7 p.m. at Central United Methodist Church in Asheville. Proceeds go to benefit victims of recent hurricanes in Houston, Florida and Puerto Rico.

Highland Brewing is donating $1 per beer from sales of their Gaelic Ale to Puerto Rico relief efforts.

BimBeriBon hosts a benefit for Puerto Rico relief on Friday, 10/13 from 9:30 pm to 2 am featuring Boulder-based "tropical funksoul" producer Terrasonic and special guest Nugget Box. Late-night bao bun menu and full bar. Your $10 admission goes straight to relief efforts. 

Puerto Rico with Love @ The Grey Eagle, Tuesday, 10/17 at 7 pm. 100% of ticket sales and a portion of bar and food sales will go to help PR. More details as the event planners pass them on.


The Prem Rawat Foundation, a four-star charity on Charity Navigator with strong local ties, has set up a donation page via their website.  

This list on Lifehacker links to many aid organizations currently getting help and aid to the island.

This list will be updated, so please let us know about ways to help that are on your radar.