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The "Fionathon" will be held on Friday, September 30th. Photo: Wikicommons
The "Fionathon" will be held on Friday, September 30th. Photo: Wikicommons

New York will raise funds for Puerto Rico disaster victims

The charity event will be held for 24 hours this Friday.

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The goal of the "Fionathon," as the event is called, is to raise funds for the victims of Hurricane Fiona in Puerto Rico, according to the two non-profit organizations organizing the event.

For 24 hours straight, El Puerto Rican Family Institute and Hope For Families and Children Foundation will join together in this charitable activity for the affected communities in the neighboring state. 

"We are inviting everyone who would like to support the island in this difficult moment; just as we did with Hurricane Maria in 2017, after the earthquakes in 2020, and during the past 63 years; we will continue to help with financial support to all the victims in the most affected municipalities around the Island of Enchantment," Luis Rodriguez, executive director of the Puerto Rican Family Institute, told the international agency EFE.

Every hour during the course of the 24-hour marathon, the organization will connect through its digital platforms to share with its community the progress of the initiative. 

Those wishing to make a donation can do so through Popular Bank's disaster account #681010392420, routing number #026008811 or on the website https://www.hope4familiesandchildren.org/donate-now. 

With phrases such as "Help us lend a hand to Puerto Rico!" and "Your participation and volunteering are fundamental to make it happen," the Puerto Rican Family Institute is inviting more people to participate through its social media channels.

Hurricane Fiona hit Puerto Rico last September 18th and wreaked havoc on the island, leaving extensive flooding and thousands of people without power, as well as several deaths and injuries. 

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