Stories of Resilience

FeriArte Health Fair in Bayamón

Over a thousand people weathered the sun and joyfully congregated in Bayamón for our first Arts and Health Fair in Puerto Rico. On Saturday, August 4th we offered a wide...

Thank You

Five years ago, Acacia Network expanded our work directly onto the Island of Puerto Rico. Working with local experts and consultants, we began the development an affordable housing project for seniors in Puerto Rico. Our project, which was affected by the hurricane, has us firmly rooted in the community. It is through these local experts and partners that we have expanded our reach directly to many more collaborators and have been working to help the people of Puerto Rico since that September day. We have matched our initial $1 million dollar donation, and have reached more than 80% of the Island, 6,000 families or roughly 15,000 individuals with aid. We are in constant communication with many local and grassroots partners who are assisting us with the distribution of our help on an ongoing basis. And while our construction has resumed, our goal continues to be to bring help directly to the people, with local non-profits, with boots on the ground, and the infrastructure to deliver the help.
Thank you for your support!
Raul Russi


See below a few words from our CEO about the devastation in Puerto Rico and how he wants you to help

Ayuda Puerto Rico

Message from our CEO

Help us, help Puerto Rico

Hurricane Maria, the most catastrophic hurricane to hit our beloved Island in almost a century, left devastation for the people of Puerto Rico. The impact of this hurricane will be felt by all of us for a long time to come. Acacia Network, the largest Puerto Rican non-profit organization in the U.S., in partnership with other organizations, government, and private entities, is providing critical relief directly to the Island and all of its victims.
Acacia’s leadership and Board committed $1 million dollars to the AyudaPuertoRico/DonatePuertoRico campaign, and our colleagues and partners have generously matched these efforts. Almost four months since this total devastation, our work and your donations continue to reach the Island’s most vulnerable.

Acacia Network plans to remain an active part of this relief effort for as long as necessary. Acacia asks you to join us in support of the people of Puerto Rico, and we ensure that 100% of ALL donations will go to support the victims of this disaster. Your contribution (large or small) is much needed and will make a difference to our familia on the Island. Please DONATE today!
 Muchas gracias a todos.
En solidaridad

How can you help us ?

Every cent counts! Help us help those going through hard times. Together, we can change lives.


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Miles de zapatos cuentan las historias de las muertes que el Gobierno oculta

Tras la publicación del estudio de la Universidad de Harvard que calculaba las muertes relacionadas con el huracán María en 4,645, este...

Six Months Later, Tourists Haven’t Returned to Puerto Rico

Recently, inside Restaurante Raíces in Old San Juan, chef Joshua Gutiérrez paced back and forth near the kitchen, while speaking on his...

Menos del 1% de los damnificados obtuvo la ayuda mayor de FEMA

La Agencia Federal para el Manejo de Emergencias (FEMA, por sus siglas en inglés) precisó ayer que 2,771 del más de un...

Puerto Rico’s Positive Business Slogans Can’t Keep the Lights On

SAN JUAN, P.R. — The message coming out of an investment conference here in February was simple and optimistic: “Puerto Rico is...

Sending Relief by Air and Sea to Puerto Rico From the Bronx

The pleas for help, arriving in text messages and on Facebook, have not relented, filling Lymaris Albors’s phone since the hurricane that...

Our Partners

A special recognition to our consultants Young & de la Sota Architects, ERS Consulting, Lic. Gilberto Oliver, Executive Home Search, Eliezer Collazo CIC Construction Group SE, and Estudios Tecnicos who will be part of our efforts and are helping us identify how to deliver the assistance.


  • Boys and Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico
  • Brigada  Rafaga Solidaria- Helen Ceballos
  • Casa Pueblo de Adjuntas
  • Caguas Court Yard Senior Housing
  • El Caño Martin Peña
  • Fundación Ecologica Educativa, Inc.
  • HealthProMed
  • Iglesia Discípulos de Cristo Metropolitana
  • Jose Santiago Inc.
  • Municipality of Toa Alta
  • Parroquia del Espíritu Santo, Toa Baja
  • So Lite
  • Maribel Delgado
  • Beatriz Aybar
  • Tres estudiantes de la Escuela Trina Padilla
  • Lourdes Carrasquillo
  • Alejandro Cirilo
  • Fidel Viera Escalona
  • Valerie Antares
  • Carlos Vega
  • Andrea Monroy
  • Pedro Leopoldo Sánchez Tormes
  • Yaraní del Valle
  • Los violines de Marquitos
  • Iris Chacón
  • Helen Ceballos
  • Pablo Benson
  • Kamila Sánchez dibujante
  • Kairiana Núñez Santaliz
  • Blanca Rovira Burset
  • Mickey Negrón
  • Maidelise Rios
  • Luis Bonnet
  • Julián Bonnet
  • Ángela Cuello
  • Cándida Viñas
  • Hilda Guerrero
  • Lio Villahermosa
  • Jose Eugenio Hernández
  • Christian Nieves
  • Lizbeth Román
  • Sharleen Otero

Click below to donate!

All donations are tax deductible.

In our efforts to provide immediate financial assistance to the victims of natural disasters, including Hurricanes Irma and Maria, in Puerto Rico and other Caribbean islands, we established Ayuda Puerto Rico, Inc., a 501(c)(3) Not-for-Profit organized under Section 402 of the NYS NFP Corporation Law. Ayuda Puerto Rico, Inc. is registered with the NYS Charities Bureau for the solicitation of donations, and protection of donors and beneficiaries as well. Ayuda Puerto Rico’s annual report will be filed with the New York State Attorney General by November 15, 2018, and the same date each year thereafter.
Once filed, Ayuda Puerto Rico’s annual report may be obtained, upon request, at 300 East 175th Street, Bronx, NY 10457 or from the New York State Attorney General’s Charities Bureau at 120 Broadway, 3rd Floor, NY, NY 10271.
Ayuda Puerto Rico, Inc. Federal Employer Identification Number: (EIN) 82-2853993
NYS Charities Bureau Registration Number: 46-22-66