“Presente”: Join Lin-Manuel Miranda in supporting Puerto Rico’s recovery

Nine months after Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico, Lin-Manuel Miranda continues his mission to help rebuild the island, now partnering with Google for a fundraising campaign to support ongoing relief efforts. The company recently announced that it will be matching donations up to $2 million to the Hispanic Federation and Mercy Corps, organizations that have been making an on-the-ground impact on the island and supporting it throughout its recovery.

As the campaign spokesperson, the “Hamilton” creator shared his thoughts on the importance of this effort. Read an expert from his story below, and donate now at g.co/supportPR.

“In the nine months since Hurricane Maria, people all over the world have opened their piggy banks and opened their hearts to help. Across the country, many have made their voices heard, demanding action from Congress. It has meant so much. Progress has been made, but there is still work to be done …

I wake up every morning and I’m grateful that my family is from Puerto Rico. I feel an incredible connection to the island, to the people, to the culture, to our spirit, to our resilience. I know many others feel this connection, because you have chosen to help Puerto Rico and ease this crisis. Thank you for joining this effort, and thank you Google for your $2 million challenge grant.”

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