¡Felíz Año Nuevo!
and its nwe Board of Directors wish you and your family all the best 2018 can bring.
Here is why joining PRBAF in 2018 is so meaningful:
With the current situation affecting Puerto Ricans who continue to arrive in FL and the mainland, as well as our fellow U.S. citizens
that still struggle in the island after hurricane Maria and its aftermath, your involvement and commitment are more necessary than ever.
Our organization is committed to assisting law students and attorneys who require training in Florida law towards being licensed to practice in our state.
Many displaced citizens are in need specialized and affordable legal assistance.
We will soon make an announcement via press conference regarding the status of the proposed Legal Clinic of the Puerto Rican Bar Association.
The PRBAF will join other non-partisan organizations to empower the Puerto Rican community in Florida to learn about their rights and to register to vote.
Our events this year will focus on these and a few other important issues. Visit this website frequently to learn more about our organization.
Thank you for visiting us!
Hurricane Maria Relief Efforts
The PRBAF is working with several community organizations and law schools to provide assistance to the victims of hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. Please consider making direct donations to the PRBAF Scholarship Fund and visit the links listed below to get involved with the organizations that support our efforts.
You can also make your contribution securely via PayPal by clicking below.
Acacia Network – Casa Boricua in Orlando has already stopped accepting donations, but will be in need of volunteers to assist in shipping and delivery of goods to people in Puerto Rico, as well with the influx of citizens from the island into the Orlando area. They can be contacted at (407) 985-3734.
Puerto Rico Federal Affairs Administration in Kissimmee is able to offer assistance to citizens who arrive in Florida and are displaced by hurricane Maria. Their location is at 15 South Orlando Ave., Kissimmee, Florida 34741 and is open from Monday to Friday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm. Their phone number is (407)985-3734.
Orlando Cares Hope for Puerto Rico is a volunteer drive to deliver 4.4 million meals to help provide relief to those affected by hurricane Maria and is organized by Feed Children Everywhere. You can sign up to volunteer at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/orlando-cares-hope-for-puerto-rico-week-1-tickets-38414284158.
Organizations with boots on the ground in Puerto Rico include the following:
Unidos Por Puerto Rico, which is collecting and distributing goods and donations throughout the island with FEMA’s assistance.
You may visit their page at http://unidosporpuertorico.com/en/.
Fondos Unidos de Puerto Rico
P.O. Box 191914 San Juan, PR 00919
Tel.: (787) 728-8500
Fax: (787) 728-7099
Caritas Puerto Rico
201 Calle San Jorge
Esquina Baldorioty de Castro
San Juan, Puerto Rico 00902
P.O. Box 8812, San Juan, Puerto Rico 00910-0812
Fundación Comunitaria de Puerto Rico
1719 Ave. Ponce de León San Juan, PR 00909-1905
Hurricane Maria Children's Relief Fund
Save the Children
501 Kings Highway East, Suite 400,
Maria & Irma: Puerto Rico Real-time Recovery Fund
1511 Ave. Ponce de León Suite K
La Ciudadela San Juan P.R. 00909
American Red Cross is offering disaster relief inPuertoRico.
Visit www.redcross.org to donate blood and get more information.
October 2, 2017
Orlando, FL 32817
REAL GOOD NEWS! THE PUERTO RICAN BAR ASSOC. OF FL ANNOUNCES ITS “S.T.A.R.” PROGRAM
True to their commitment to service, justice, and equality, the members of the Puerto Rican Bar Association of Florida have embarked on a mission to assist in the education of Puerto Rico’s future leadership in the wake of hurricane Maria. The PRBAF has announced the creation of the Student Temporary Assistance and Relocation (S.T.A.R.) Program, which will aim at providing scholarships to law students who temporarily relocate to the mainland U.S. to continue their legal education. The Bar is also asking the legal community to step up and assist this group of students who will require much more than just financial support; they will also need our cultural and moral support. We ask that you please consider making a tax deductible donation to the Puerto Rican Bar Association of Florida’s Scholarship Fund through PayPal in the Hurricane Relief Efforts tab above. For a full copy of this Press Release, click here.