Our hearts are with those in Mexico and Puerto Rico who are currently dealing with the aftermath of these detrimental natural disasters. Please find ways to donate and help these communities below.
DirectRelief, a humanitarian aid organization, has pledged that all donations will go towards relief efforts. They have staff members currently in Mexico City which will be doing hands on work, including delivering medical supplies.
Donations to Oxfam Mexico will go towards helping their search and rescue team recover missing parties in the aftermath of this tragedy.
Topos Mexico is accepting donations to their PayPal to aid their search and rescue team. You can donate on PayPal to their email email@example.com.
Save the Children is currently accepting donations here to help protect children in Puerto Rico.
ConPRmetidos has created a crowdsource campaign as well, using the funds to help Puerto Ricans who have been affected by Hurricane Irma and Maria.
To make sure you are prepared, we encourage you to keep the following at home, in your car, and your office:
Battery-powered cell phone charger
Earthquake kit (available here on Amazon)
During an earthquake, the safest space for you to be is low to the ground under something sturdy, if possible. One hand should be above your head and neck for protection and the other should be holding on to whatever you are crouched below. If nothing is available to crouch under, you should still get low to the ground and use both hands to protect your head and neck.
To learn more about what to do in specific situations (i.e. outdoors, at work, etc.), check out the following resource.
We cannot stress enough how important it is to be prepared, as well as how crucial it is we aid others in their times of need. Please let us know about any other resources you find helpful. Tweet us @somethingsocial or tag us on Instagram- @somethingsocial.