Puerto Rico devastated by Maria -- Mary, we need your help

By Newsroom America Feeds at 22 Sep 2017

Take Action with the Sierra Club

Maria has devastated Puerto Rico

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Mary,

Hurricane Maria has now slammed into Puerto Rico, and it's much, much worse than Irma.

We're experiencing torrential rains, high winds, and flash flooding. Our entire island -- 3.4 million people -- has lost power. Our wastewater pumping stations are offline. With most cell phone towers down, many of us can't communicate with our loved ones to see if they are okay.

For most of us, evacuation is impossible. But most of us want to be shoulder to shoulder with our neighbors working to clear the first layers of debris. However, we will be feeling the ecological aftereffects of these storms for decades. Coal ash, which which contains heavy metals like arsenic, mercury, and chromium, has been left in mounds exposed to the wind and rain and now two hurricanes. Puerto Rico's 23 Superfund sites are being slammed by the storm, churning toxins out into our environment.

We need your help.

We are already working with community-based partners in emergency relief efforts from Irma -- including our Puerto Rico Chapter. You have been so generous in your support of Gulf Coast residents and organizations -- thank you -- and we hope that you’ll again step up to help those most vulnerable to Maria's wrath.

If you're willing and able to pitch in to help communities impacted by Hurricane Maria, will you please rush a donation of $5 or more today? 100% of your gift will go directly to those impacted by this catastrophic hurricane.

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Once again, low-income communities and others in low-lying areas are bearing the brunt of wind damage, flooding, and contamination from hazardous waste sites.

The people in Maria's path need your help. The Sierra Club will once again work with local organizations in the communities hardest hit by this unrelenting storm. Your emergency donation of $5 or more today will help ensure that, as we promised in Texas, no person or community is left behind. 100% of donations will go towards Maria relief.

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Thank you for your empathy and generosity, as we hunker down in Puerto Rico to ride out this epically disastrous storm and prepare for long-reaching recovery. Please, stay tuned for ways that you can continue to help in the weeks and months to come.

Sincerely,

Adriana Gonzalez, Environmental Justice Organizing Representative, Sierra Club Puerto Rico Chapter

Image: Ave. Luis Munoz Marin, Santa Juana, PR. Photo by Ashley Amanda Pena Colon.


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