January 31st, 2020
By Sasha Grey
I started out this week with the goal of raising $10,000 for victims of the multiple earthquakes in Puerto Rico throughout the month of January, through my live streams on Twitch. There is very little coverage of the devastation and I wanted to do my part, and I asked you all to help me spread the word. Thanks to my wonderful Twitch community, together we raised $11,348 on the platform Tiltify for the vetted charity Direct Relief, directly benefitting those affected by the earthquakes in Puerto Rico.
Whenever I donate my own money, or encourage others to donate to a cause, I always use CharityNavigator.org, a helpful website that vets charities, to make sure they’re in good standing. The most recognizable charities aren’t always the best.
You might have heard the news about the warehouses that were discovered with emergency supplies that were never dispersed to Puerto Ricans after Hurricane Maria. This is yet another reason I decided to raise donations for a charity that shows exactly where donations go. The island is still recovering from the hurricane and now it’s been hit with these ongoing natural disasters.
Only 20% of schools are open & approx. 4,000 people are still in shelters.
It has been very difficult to find coverage and photographs of the recent events. All of the photos that appear here are from the 2020 earthquakes. If you have not been credited, please contact the site administrator so we can update the image(s) with your info.
Watch below for a clip from my live stream to see the donation that helped us cross the finish line!