Disaster Response & Recovery

Justice for Puerto Rico - Commonweal

What Can Be Done?

A good new year’s resolution for the United States government in 2018 would be to do justice to the commonwealth of Puerto Rico and its three million American citizens as they suffer with the aftermath of two powerful hurricanes.

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Catholic expert calls Puerto Rico recovery “a tale of two islands” - The Crux

NEW YORK - Nearly 100 days after Hurricane Maria plowed through Puerto Rico on September 20, leaving much of the U.S. territory in ruin, the head of Catholic Charities of New York says the relief effort is “a tale of two islands.”

Monsignor Kevin Sullivan, who has served as executive...

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Archbishop and Religious Groups Hold Puerto Rico Prayer Vigil at US Capitol

Washington DC - As Congress considers recovery and relief packages for hurricane-hit Puerto Rico, the island's Archbishop and national religious groups are holding a vigil in a Congressional office building on Wednesday.

"Puerto Rico needs a Congress that is sensitive to the pain of the...

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Mom, Son Strive To Build a Life in New York - Wall Street Journal

By Melanie Grayce West Dec. 17, 2017 3:39 p.m. ET

A few days after Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico in September, Jessica Torres, drove her car to the one passable highway, climbed a mountain to get mobile reception, borrowed a stranger’s phone and called her parents in Yonkers.

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A Way to Help Refugees From Puerto Rico - New York Times

Like millions of others in Puerto Rico, Enid Rosa had her normal life washed away in September by Hurricane Maria. Her house in Rincón, a...

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Event Cancelled: NYC City Council Speaker Candidate Forum on Human Services

Note: This Event Is Cancelled

 

"The NYC Council Speaker Candidate Forum on Human Services scheduled for November 13, 2017 from 6-8pm at the New School has been cancelled due to unforeseen...

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The latest updates from Estoy Con Puerto

Determining Needs, Rounding Up Donations & Deliverying Supplies

To cut through red tape and deliver desperately needed hurricane relief straight to Puerto Rico, Estoy Con Puerto Rico, (I am with Puerto Rico), launched its...

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NYN MEDIA'S FIFTY OVER 50 EVENT

NYN Media will honor 50 of New York’s most prominent and accomplished leaders in human services, health...

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Catholic Charities, Others Launch ‘Estoy Con Puerto Rico’- Catholic New York

On Sept. 27, Teresa Santiago, a Hispanic media and community consultant for archdiocesan Catholic Charities, gratefully learned that her 99-year-old grandmother was OK in Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.

The next day, Ms. Santiago, a New York-born daughter of Puerto Rican...

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New York State Constitutional Convention Forum

Join us for an informational forum that will feature...

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