Puerto Rico Hurricane Response

Still struggling to recover from 2017’s Hurricane Maria, the residents of Puerto Rico are watching Hurricane Dorian with fear and anxiety. Many families in Dorian’s projected path are still living under tarps instead of roofs, and even a glancing blow by this latest storm could cause significant problems.

Ready to Help

Through Send Relief compassion ministry, Southern Baptists have continuously sent volunteer teams and resources to Puerto Rico to aid in the recovery efforts since Hurricane Maria’s brutal landfall. With your support, Send Relief has helped distribute more than 760,000 meals, provided over 1,100 water filtration kits and, as a partner with FEMA’s VALOR program, has assisted in the cleanup and repair of nearly 700 properties.

Send Relief is tracking the progress of Hurricane Dorian and is ready to respond again.

When you give to Send Relief’s crisis response efforts, you are providing supplies, equipment and volunteers where they are needed most in the wake of this powerful storm.

Send practical help and the hope of the gospel


When you give to Send Relief crisis response, you can be confident you are meeting the immediate, significant needs of people in crisis in Puerto Rico, while also investing in long-term gospel influence. Gifts to Send Relief crisis response will assist in storm recovery efforts throughout the island by providing supplies, equipment and volunteers where they are needed most.


Send Relief will be assessing opportunities for response following this latest storm. For opportunities to serve in Puerto Rico in ongoing efforts to help people on the island still recovering from Hurricane Maria, click the Volunteer button below.

Disaster Readiness for Individuals

Being ready for a natural disaster can make all the difference. FEMA has resources available to help you make the necessary preparations in advance of a storm.

Get your Church Ready

Responding well during a time of crisis is a critical piece in providing for your local community, earning trust and supporting relationships. Find intentional ways for you and your church to prepare.

Stay Informed

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