By Allison Payne 10/02/17
The destruction done by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico hits close to home as Boston is home to the fifth largest population or Puerto Ricans in the continental United States, numbering at just over 30 thousand. Now, Boston is doing what they can to help.
Mayor Marty Walsh announced Friday the creation of the Massachusetts United for Puerto Rico Fund, In partnership with the Latino Legacy Fund and civic leaders of Boston’s Puerto Rico Community, the fund is dedicated to the relief and reconstruction of Puerto Rico’s cities and communities, where relief efforts are quickly running out. Up to one-third of the funds raised will go directly to the relief effort while the rest will be deployed throughout the next year contribution to reconstruction and development efforts.
Many donors have already committed to supporting the Massachusetts United for Puerto Rico Fund including Massachusetts General Hospital, Bringham Health, the Latino Legacy fund, and the Boston Foundation.
For more information on the Massachusetts United for Puerto Rico fund visit http://www.tbf.org/puertorico
Visit boston.gov for more information on how to find loved ones and learn about volunteer efforts.