More than seven months after Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico, the island is still experiencing the effects of the storm’s devastation. Just recently, residents experienced another island-wide power outage (https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/04/18/603569966/puerto-rico-loses-power-again). Despite difficult terrain and budget issues, Puerto Rico is striving to rebuild in the wake of the hurricane.
At Tax Law Solutions, we have a special place in our hearts for Puerto Rico. Our business is headquartered there (we also have an office in Illinois), and most of our team members are residents on the island. Puerto Ricans are strong people, and as fellow U.S. citizens, there are many ways we can offer support to help them rebuild. Below there are two examples of charitable organizations.
Unidos Por Puerto Rico – https://www.unidosporpuertorico.com/
Founded by the first lady of Puerto Rico, Unidos provides assistance to individuals and small businesses devastated by Hurricanes Irma and María. Unidos accelerates recovery by supporting needs of shelter, food and health to help rebuild lives and communities in Puerto Rico.
Hispanic Federation – https://hispanicfederation.org/donate/
Hispanic Federation (HF) is the U.S.’s premier Latino non-profit membership organization. Founded in 1990, HF seeks to support Hispanic families and strengthen Latino institutions through work in the areas of education, health, immigration, civic engagement, economic empowerment, civil rights, organizational development, and the environment. One of their special incentives is Disaster Relief Assistance. You can specify Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief with your donation.
A donation can also be a win-win situation, by helping Puerto Rico and also reducing your tax liability. It’s TLS’s mission to help you create a plan that will maximize your wealth so you can build a more secure future. If you’d like to learn more about reductions to your tax liability, please get in touch with TLS for a complimentary analysis!