WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senator Rick Scott announced he will donate his first quarter Senate salary to two organizations committed to Puerto Rico disaster recovery efforts.
Senator Rick Scott said, “As Governor and now as Senator, I have stood with the Puerto Rican community, both in Florida and on the Island, and worked to provide every resource available to aid in their recovery. I’m honored to support two incredible organizations that went above and beyond to help Puerto Rican families who came to Florida following Hurricane Maria. It’s humbling to see these organizations, and so many generous volunteers, come together to support our fellow Americans in their time of need, and together, we will never stop fighting for Puerto Rico.”
More on the organizations below:
LEGAL SERVICES CLINIC OF PUERTO RICAN COMMUNITY, INC., Orlando, FL
Following Hurricane Maria, the Puerto Rican Bar Association of Florida opened a nonprofit legal clinic focused on providing legal services to Puerto Ricans who have settled in Florida. The clinic employs displaced Puerto Rican attorneys and provides free and affordable legal aid to the Puerto Rican community.
MUJERES RESTAURADAS POR DIOS, Tampa, FL
Mujeres Restauradas Por Dios is a faith-based, non-profit organization that helped families from Puerto Rico integrate into the community by opening a welcome center in Tampa and connecting them with vital services, including housing, job placement, and medical care.