Wanna make a difference? Supplies are being collected for the victims of recent hurricanes and other disasters at these locations and dates. We’ll be updating this post as we get information so check back often.
Oct. 14: We Are One Voice — SOMOS Live! — is a benefit concert at Marlins Park, 501 NW 16 Ave., in Little Havana. Doors open at 6 pm. The world’s biggest entertainers are coming together to support disaster relief for Puerto Rico, South Florida, the Caribbean and Mexico. Marc Anthony, Camila, Gente de Zona, Nicky Jam, DJ Khaled, Prince Royce, Romeo Santos, Alejandro Sanz, Daddy Yankee and more will perform live on stage. Tickets start at just $15. Facility fees and service charges have been waived for this event in order to raise the most funds for Puerto Rico, South Florida, the Caribbean and Mexico. SOMOS Live is made possible by generous contributions from Banco Popular, Walmart and Sprint. Click here to buy tickets. Click here to buy $20 parking tickets.
Oct. 19: J. Wakefield Brewing, Wynwood’s only independent craft brewery, is collaborating with Lincoln’s Beard Brewing Co. to brew a special beer to raise money for the people of Puerto Rico who were devastated by Hurricane Maria. The beer, Coqui Rechazado, is a Berliner Weisse with guava, oranges and bay leaves. It will clock in at about 5% ABV. It will be canned on Thursday, October 19th and will be on-sale at both JWB and Lincoln’s Beard, later that day, for $18 per four packs of 16oz cans. All monies from the sale of cans of Coqui Rechazado will be donated to Puerto Rican hurricane relief through www.directrelief.org, which has a four of four star-rating from Charity Navigator. JWB owner and brewmaster, Johnathan Wakefield said he hopes to raise about $10,000.
Now through Oct. 15
Receive free admission to the Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) when you bring in a donated item. PAMM is working with Third Horizon Caribbean Film Festival and the The Miami Foundation to collect supplies for the U.S. Caribbean Strong Relief Fund. The intention is to raise awareness of Irma and Maria’s devastating effects across the Caribbean and U.S., and the urgent need for basic necessities.
- Bottled Water
- Chlorine Tablets
- Non-perishable food supplies
- First aid kits
- Over-the-Counter Medicine such as aspirin, Pepto-Bismol, etc.
- Batteries/flashlights/solar lanterns
- HAM Radios
- Insect repellant
- Sleeping bags, blankets pillows, mats
- Baby wipes/Foods/diapers
Not needed: Clothes
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Donate to the victims of Hurricane Harvey in Texas:
Texas Red Cross: Donate online or by mail to the Texas Red Cross, or text “HARVEY” to 90999 to contribute $10.
The Greater Miami Jewish Federation has established an emergency relief fund to support the Jewish and general communities in Houston, San Antonio, Galveston, Corpus Christi and other areas that have been hammered by Hurricane Harvey. One hundred percent of funds will be directed to relief efforts. Donate online here.
Catholic Charities USA, the official domestic relief agency of the U.S. Catholic Church, is directing 100 percent of funds collected to the Texas relief efforts. Text CCUSADISASTER to 71777 or donate online here.
Florida State Parks slowly re-opening after Hurricane Irma
As of Sept. 29, 160 state parks had re-opened but 14 remain closed. In Miami-Dade County, these parks are closed until further notice: Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park and The Barnacle Historic State Park. Please visit floridastateparks.org and the Florida State Parks Facebook page for continuously updated information. This listing does not include county and municipal parks.