- $450,000 invested in diesel, gasoline, power generators, food, and more
- Logistic support for 8 organizations of the Fiona Community Fund and their networks
- Elderly centers supported in Aibonito, Ponce, Mayagüez, Barranquitas and Salinas
This emergency fund allowed organizations to work together to provide hundreds of people in their communities throughout Puerto Rico with immediate support, from access to electricity and water, to one-on-one support to protect their rights.
In phase 1 of the Fiona Fund, more than $1.5 million in direct support was dispersed to the ground.
To guarantee access to energy:
organizations provided generators, portable solar systems, gasoline and more.
To guarantee food and water:
basic groceries were distributed & community kitchens were set up.
To guarantee home and health:
for example, hundreds of mattresses & specialized health equipment were delivered for those who needed it most urgently.
To provide all of this support to the community, community leaders:
We are a diverse group of community and social justice organizations who have been organizing in the context of climate & political disasters. For years, we have been collectively responding to issues ranging from the Fiscal Control Board, to Hurricane Maria to earthquakes. Our roots in our community guide us as we transition from immediate Fiona response to long-term recovery from these various compounding crises.
See below for more specific information on how the Fiona Community Response Fund partners have allocated funds so far.