HURRICANE, EARTHQUAKE, & WILDFIRE DISASTER RELIEF-
HOW YOU CAN HELP
Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with our sisters and brothers in Puerto Rico, Mexico, Texas, Florida, the Caribbean, and California as they work through the devastation caused by the numerous recent natural disasters that have impacted our communities. Every effort counts during this crucial time, and the HNBA is grateful to our colleagues and friends who have put everything aside to assist in the efforts and lend their support to the victims, relief workers, and all of those affected. This show of unity proves that we are best when we stand together and demonstrates the true meaning of #HNBAFamilia!
The HNBA will continue to lend its support and serve as a resource for those who wish to donate time, money, goods and/or pro bono legal services to these efforts. Below are the names and contact information of local and national organizations that are at the forefront of the various recovery efforts. We know that we can count on our thousands of members and supporters to stand up and say #HNBAPresente!
*Please continue to check back as we add to this list and view the list of “Upcoming Events,” at the bottom of this page.
*Note that the current situation in Puerto Rico is still very fluid, with severe challenges in regards to transportation, communications, and access to food, fuel, and clean water.
Donations to those affected by the California wildfires
American Red Cross – California Wildfires October 2017
California Community Foundation – Wildfire Relief Fund
UndocuFund for Fire Relief in Sonoma County
United Way – Southern California Wildfire Fund
YouCaring – 2017 Southern California Wildfire Relief Fundraisers
GoFundMe – Southern California Wildfire Relief Campaigns
Donations to all impacted areas (Mexico, Puerto Rico, as well as those affected by Irma and Harvey)
World Food Programme
Donations to Mexico and/or Puerto Rico
Latino Justice PRLDEF [Mexico & Puerto Rico]
Hispanic Federation [Mexico & Puerto Rico]
United for Puerto Rico [Puerto Rico]
Fondos Unidos [Puerto Rico]
Foundation for Puerto Rico [Puerto Rico]
Friends of Puerto Rico [Puerto Rico]
Project Paz [Mexico]
Global Giving [Mexico]
Pro Bono Legal Volunteers
Our brothers and sisters in Puerto Rico are in dire need of pro bono legal assistance. High need for attorneys that are bi-lingual and/or licensed in Puerto Rico. Please volunteer as much of your time as possible. Sign up HERE.
Latino Justice, Rebuilding Puerto Rico
Disaster Legal Aid Hotline for Puerto Rico hurricane survivors
Legal Corp for Puerto Rico
ABA Volunteer Legal Services for disaster relief [specific need for Bi-Lingual or Spanish-speaking attorneys]
Free Legal Assistance Available for Puerto Rico Disaster Survivors-View Details in English, View Details in Spanish
Houston Bar Association LegalLine Hotline-email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Houston Volunteer Lawyers: registration portal HERE or email HVL’s Pro Bono Coordinator, Brittany Kroh: email@example.com
Texas needs Spanish-speaking lawyers to provide pro bono legal services. This order HERE allows for out of state lawyers to assist. Email: EGuzman@comcast.net.
Paid Hurricane Response Opportunities
Hurricane Response Jobs at the SBA-Learn More HERE
Donations to Dominica
Dominica Hurricane Maria Relief Fund
Donations to Houston
YouCaring: Houston Flood Relief Fund
The Greater Houston Community Foundation.
Save the Children: Hurricane Harvey Children’s Relief Fund
The Center for Disaster Philanthropy
Houston Bar Association: Hurricane Harvey Resources
United Way of Greater Houston
Donations to Florida Region
The Miami Foundation
If you have any events you would like posted here, please reach out to: firstname.lastname@example.org
*Please continue to reach out to your elected officials to apply pressure.
Food & water that is warehoused in the U.S. and in San Juan is unable to reach municipalities and small towns in Puerto Rico.
N.Y.U. Will Waive Tuition For Displaced Puerto Rican Students
Following other universities across the country, New York University announced on Thursday that it will offer free tuition next semester to about 50 students from Puerto Rico whose studies were interrupted by Hurricane Maria.
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Princeton & Microsoft Make Bold Moves to Protect Dreamers!
Princeton University, one of its students and Microsoft have mounted a legal challenge to the federal government’s termination of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program as announced on September 5, 2017. The complaint, filed on November 3 in federal court in Washington, D.C., alleges that DACA’s termination violated both the United States Constitution and federal law.
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Telemundo’s “TODOS UNIDOS” and Company-Wide Relief Efforts Raised Over $12.9 Million for
Mexico, Puerto Rico, Texas and Florida Natural Disasters
Under the banner of “Todos Unidos” (All Together,) the Telemundo Networks, together with the Telemundo and NBC owned stations, raised more than $7.45 million for those affected. As part of these efforts, Comcast NBCUniversal and Telemundo contributed $500,000 in cash. In addition, prior to this effort, the NBC and Telemundo owned stations together with the Telemundo Networks raised nearly $5.5 million through multiple fund-raising efforts since Harvey struck Texas, including local phone banks in collaboration with the American Red cross and local Red Cross Chapters, as well as a national Red Cross Day.
The company’s “Todos Unidos” efforts included multiple local phone banks across the country and a network special hosted by the international media icon, Mario Kreutzberger, Don Francisco that aired Sunday, September 24 from 7-11 p.m. / 6-10 p.m. CT. The live broadcast produced from Miami, Mexico, New York, Puerto Rico, Houston and Los Angeles aired simultaneously across Telemundo, the cable network Universo and the Telemundo Internacional Cable Channel in Mexico.
The “Todos Unidos” network special featured top Hispanic celebrities including J. Balvin, Miguel Bosé, Regulo Caro, Chyno, Elvis Crespo, Kate del Castillo, Pedro Fernandez, Luis Fonsi, Larry Hernández, Enrique Iglesias, Jesse y Joy, Natalia Jiménez, Jennifer Lopez, Lucero, Ricky Martin, Ricardo Montaner, Natalie Morales, Ednita Nazario, Gerardo Ortiz, Prince Royce, Justin Quiles, Raphael, Chiquis Rivera, Lupillo Rivera, Alex Rodriguez, Alejandro Sanz, Roberto Tapia, Thalia, Noel Torres, Sofía Vergara, Yandel and Yuri.