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How to help -- Starting Over: Life in the Midstate After Hurricane Maria

Written by WITF Staff | Apr 5, 2018 11:49 AM
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(Harrisburg) -- Central Pennsylvania has taken in thousands of evacuees from Puerto Rico. For many, the transition has been a challenge and now six months after Hurricane Maria, relief efforts are still ongoing. Many of the regions Hispanic Centers and community aid organizations haven't received additional funds for Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief, causing financial strain and challenges. However, they're committed to helping families start over.

If you'd like to help or provide assistance (donate clothing or supplies, offer driving services, volunteer time/skills, etc.) here's a list of organizations to contact:

Latino Hispanic American community of the Greater Harrisburg Area, 717-232-8302

United Way of Lebanon, 717-273-8144

Iglesia San Juan Bautista, Lancaster, 717-392-4118

Spanish American Civic Association (SACA), Lancaster, 717-397-6267

The Hispanic Center of Reading and Berks County, 610-376-3748

If you know of other local organizations participating in relief/resettlement efforts, please feel free to send an email to news (at) witf (dot) org or let us know on Twitter @witfnews

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