Many members of Temple Beth Shalom in Puerto Rico are in need of many items, including food and water. There are local efforts working on meeting these needs, but other more medium- to long-term items (like propane stoves, mosquito nets, water filters and solar chargers for electronics) are still desperately needed, not only for members of the congregation but also the community at large.
Temple Beth Shalom is currently running a fundraiser to help rebuild: click here
All funds will go to relief efforts of the temple community and the community at large. You can specify in the comment when donating if you want the funds to go to a specific recovery effort.
For those who would prefer to donate goods instead of cash, there is a link on that page to a registry where items can be purchased. These items will be distributed to people in need. Temple Beth Shalom is still working on getting a reliable address to ship items to. Once that is settled, we will update you with the shipping address.
Temple Beth Shalom, specifically, suffered some flooding damage in the kitchen and religious school. They have not been able to make a complete damage assessment since the building is very dark without power. They are currently working from a donated shared office space that does have power and internet access.
Again, thank you so much for your support! Feel free to share this information with everyone, we need all the help we can get!