The Waterbury Puerto Rican Day Parade & Festival committee wants to take a moment to acknowledge that tomorrow is the five year anniversary that Hurricane Maria made landfall on the island of Puerto Rico and yesterday Hurricane Fiona laid devastation on the island. Our committee, as many of in our community learned after Hurricane Maria, knows best way to support the island is to support DIRECTLY the amazing work of organizations on the ground that need our financial support and donations. We recommend that the public and any/all interested in supporting the people of Puerto Rico to donate to one of these three reputable organizations on the island who will use your funds for good and will help the communities of which they serve. We will be assessing and reaching out to these groups to see if physical donations are needed in the future however for now we ask that everyone interested in helping donate directly to these organizations below.
Taller Salud is a community-based feminist organization dedicated to improving women's access to healthcare, reducing violence in community settings, and fostering economic development through education and activism. Founded in 1979, Taller Salud is an independent, non-governmental, non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization.
The “Society to Prevent Tuberculosis in Children” was founded in 1924. Under the direction of Dr. José Rodríguez Pastor, a group of dedicated citizens joined forces to offer help and treatment to those suffering from this disease that affected Puerto Rico at that time. It was decided then that hospital facilities would be built in order to offer more complete services to the patients.
Para la Naturaleza brings together every person who wants a sustainable future for Puerto Rico, where our children can grow up in habitable cities, swim in the crystal-clear waters of our rivers and feed themselves off the land.We make transformative experiences in nature happen. We protect lands of high ecological value and encourage people to take responsibility for all our natural resources while pushing forward public policy for their protection.With more that forty-three years working together with other organizations for the protection of nature in our islands, we have identified a common goal for every person committed to conservation.