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October 13, 2017

PRAB Has Established A Disaster Relief Fund For Puerto Rico And Mexico, Among Other Relief Efforts

CONTACT: Indira Martir (imartir@prab.org) 732-828-4510 x101

New Brunswick, NJ – October 13, 2017…PRAB (Puerto Rican Action Board), a comprehensive human services organization with headquarters in New Brunswick, Middlesex County, New Jersey, announced that it has established a Disaster Relief Fund to raise funds for those who were affected by Hurricane María in Puerto Rico, and the recent earthquakes in Mexico. Funds will go to families and non-profit organizations in Puerto Rico and Mexico, who are working directly with local individuals and families.

“Responding to the disasters in Puerto Rico and Mexico merits our ongoing, special attention,” said PRAB CEO, José Carlos Montes. “We applaud the existing disaster relief efforts, and seek to join them in being there for those who are suffering through unspeakable tragedy and have massive basic needs.”

PRAB is offering different ways to contribute to the Disaster Relief Fund. Interested donors can:

→ Visit us at 90 Jersey Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ to contribute via checks (payable to PRAB Disaster Relief Fund) or via credit or debit card

→ Donate via PRAB’s website: https://prab.org/donate/

→ Give to local collection drives

Already, PRAB collected donations at Ciclovia in New Brunswick this past Sunday, October 8. It also plans to raise additional donations at its 45th Anniversary Gala on Friday, October 13. In addition, it has partnered in other relief efforts, including:

→ A Benefit Concert for Disaster Relief in the Caribbean and Mexico with the Reformed Church of Highland Park and the United Caribbean Network, this past Saturday, October 7, in Highland Park

→ The New Jersey for Puerto Rico Campaign, sponsored by the New Jersey Puerto Rican Congress (nj4pr.org)

→ Collection of Goods for Disaster Relief by the Professional Latino Firefighters of Central New Jersey and the New Brunswick Fire Department on September 30 through November 2017

PRAB’s is planning a Disaster Relief Coordinating Committee consisting of PRAB board and staff members, partners, and other community members. It would organize local efforts for Puerto Rico and Mexico, as well as other affected areas, such as Texas, Florida, Dominican Republic, other Caribbean islands, etc. Interest parties should call us for more info or to join.

About PRAB
Incorporated in 1971, PRAB is the primary institution in Central New Jersey that provides diverse bilingual/multicultural services to the Central New Jersey community. PRAB operates 12 sites in Middlesex and Mercer counties, and serves approximately 30,000 individuals and families each year. PRAB’s mission is to equip diverse individuals and families to achieve personal, family, and community development. As the Community Action Agency for Middlesex County West since 2009, we also address issues of poverty to change people’s lives, bring hope, and improve our local communities.

To learn more about PRAB, its purpose, and programs, visit us at www.prab.org, and subscribe to our e-mail list. Also, join us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Tax-exempt donations are always welcome.