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Puerto Rico

48 petitions

Started 2 weeks ago

Petition to Everyone who listens to music;

If everyone who listened to "Despacito" donated $5, we could give more help to Puerto Rico

Sign, Donate, Share! For anyone who’s ever listened to the widely popular song, “Despacito,” you’re in good company. About 4.2 billion people have viewed this song on YouTube. That’s more than HALF of the world’s ENTIRE population. This song was created by Luis Fonsi featuring Daddy Yankee (remix with Justin Bieber). Luis Fonsi was born in Puerto Rico (1). Puerto Rico, a U.S. territory, was devastated by Category 4 Hurricane Maria on September 20th. Despite FEMA, the National Guard and federal aid, Puerto Ricans are still suffering AND dying. About 86% of the people are still without power (as of October 16th) (2). This has affected businesses, homes, and schools, limiting people’s ability to live and work. People are relying on generators, including hospitals (3). The New York Times reports, getting power back on the island “will be daunting and expensive” (4). Donate $5 to Puerto Rico - that's cheaper than eating ONE meal To make matters worse, 85% of cellphone towers and phone/internet cables were knocked out (5). This made personal and relief communication very difficult (6). About 60,000 people on the island were already without power before Hurricane Maria hit (7). This is because Puerto Rico was hit by Category 5 Hurricane Irma earlier on September 7th. Hurricane Maria was the 5th strongest hurricane to ever hit the U.S. (8). Donate $5 to Puerto Rico - that's cheaper than popcorn at the movie theater Donate via Paypal For Americans reading this, Puerto Rico is a U.S. territory. This means that its 3.4 million inhabitants are U.S. citizens. However, only about 54% of Americans knew that Puerto Ricans are U.S. citizens (9). These U.S. citizens deserve the same humanitarian and federal response as Texas and Florida.  There is a simple and effective way you can help! If anyone who’s ever listened to “Despacito” donated at least $1, we would be able to raise billions of dollars for relief aid to Puerto Rico That's the cost of one, fast food meal! Less than the cost of medium popcorn at the movie theater! Think about how you love the talent and song from Puerto Rico. La Perla is where the magic of Despacito was born and it is TOTALLY destroyed. They have NO WATER, NO FOOD.   This is your way to give back in a meaningful way. All proceeds directly go to Puerto Rico Rises (www.PuertoRicoRises.com). These volunteers are ON the ground, collecting food and water to distribute directly to neighborhoods throughout Puerto Rico. They work with national and international partners.  Sign the petition, share with your friends, and donate! Donate $5 to Puerto Rico  Donate via Paypal  https://www.facebook.com/puertoricorises/ @PuertoRicoRises ***This idea came from Trevor Noah at the Daily Show (10).  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luis_Fonsi2. http://status.pr/Home3. https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2017/09/the-cri sis-at-puerto-ricos-hospitals/ 541131/4. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/22/us/hurricane-maria-puer to-rico-power.html?hp&action= click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSou rce=story-heading&module= first-column-region&region= top-news&WT.nav=top-news5. https://apnews.com/06f5077aff384e508e2f2324dae4eb2e6. https://www.thedailybeast.com/even-the-national-guard-can t-communicate-in-puerto-rico? source=twitter&via=desktop7. https://www.vox.com/science-and-health/2017/9/23/16354564 /puerto-rico-hurricane-maria- electricity-relief-dam- breaking8. https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=91004& linkId=425607849. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/26/upshot/nearly-half-of- americans-dont-know-people-in- puerto-ricoans-are-fellow-citi zens.html?smid=tw-nytimes&smty p=cur&_r=010. http://www.cc.com/video-clips/fz9won/the-daily-show-with -trevor-noah-it-s-time-to-pay- back-puerto-rico  

Marium Husain
57 supporters
Update posted 2 weeks ago

Petition to Royal Caribbean International, FEMA, Congress, President, trump, Donald Trump, President of the United States, U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives, Carnival Cruise Lines, United States Department of Health and Human Services, United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, The Walt Disney Company

Demand US Government and cruise lines start immediate voluntary evacuation of Puerto Rico

American Citizens in Puerto Rico are dying, and lack access to basic necessities like water, food, shelter, and medical care. With only one commercial flight daily on or off the island, many residents who would like to leave are trapped there with no way off the island. Reports coming out of Puerto Rico point to a state resembling martial law, with the situation on the ground becoming increasingly desperate as destroyed buildings and roads make it difficult or impossible to distribute scarce resources to the island's approximately 3.5 million residents, almost all of whom are living in a state of chronic homelessness. According to the U.S. Census bureau, as of 2016 (the most recent year for which data is available) 39.3% of the island's population, or approximately 1,375,500 residents, are children under the age of 18 or adults over age 65.  Meanwhile, our President has responded with wavering support, and little has been heard from a cruise line industry that has made the Caribbean it's playground for decades. The U.S. Government should immediately make any military vessels which are within proximity and not currently engaged available to assist with a voluntary evacuation of the island. Furthermore, it should call upon and/or compensate major cruise lines to do the same. For those who need it, financial assistance should be made available swiftly to assist with housing, food, and other basic expenses for up to a year so that evacuees can build lives for themselves in their new (if possibly temporary) states of residence while the island is rebuilt and basic services are restored. 

Teresa McQuade
38 supporters
Update posted 3 weeks ago

Petition to David Abney, UPS Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, UPS Corporate office: 404-828-6000, Frederick W. Smith CEO FEDEX, FedEx Corporation 942 South Shady Grove Road Memphis, TN 38120 USA (FEDEX), 1.901.369.3600. Fedex corp number.

Tell UPS/FEDEX to start shipping again to areas affected by hurricane Maria and Irma.

Hundreds of thousand, if not Millions of families are starving in Puerto Rico because families cannot get supplies to their love ones. Families are being forced to only take out $20.00 a day from ATM's. (You are also on-line for 6-8 hours to pull out $20.00 from your account. The branches are not open, despite what their US branches say. You then have to decide between gas (standing in line can take up to 12 hours) and food (6-8 hours), because to look for food and necessities you must drive around for hours, looking for food, medical supplies and most importantly (Water) mind you it’s in the 90's most of the time. But there are millions of families all over the world that want to help!! I have two shipments with emergency food just sitting in Carolina, PR, Puerto Rico at the UPS, and my Mom with 4 kids, my niece and husband are starving, with only 4-5 bottles of water left. Other families are less fortunate. If Walmart and other carries can receive there supplies, why not the people that are fighting to live... Below is a picture of a town in Humacao, PR, they wrote SOS/we need water and food, please answer the call. If safety is an issue please contact the president and tell him, help us help them, send the national guard...PLEASE WILL YOU ANSWER THE CALL???? TIME IS RUNNING OUT!!!!! PLEASE PASS THIS ALONG TO ALL FRIENDS AND FAMILY AND ASK THEM TO SIGN AND DO THE SAME BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE.....

rubina santiago
142 supporters