New York Stands With Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands
Since Hurricane Maria's landfall in September 2017, Governor Cuomo has continuously directed critical resources to communities in need. New York established the Empire State Relief and Recovery Effort, ultimately distributing at least 4,400 pallets of supplies collected from 13 donations sites across the state. New York State also deployed more than 1,000 personnel, including hundreds of utility workers and power experts to help with power restoration and grid stabilization.
In December 2017, Governors Cuomo and members of the New York Congressional Delegation released a Build Back Better Assessment Report that called for a $94.4 billion federal aid package to help Puerto Rico build back stronger.
Since May 2018, SUNY and CUNY student volunteers have deployed to Puerto Rico on a regular basis to clean, restore and rebuild homes with non-profit partners.
New York will never turn our backs on Puerto Rico and we will stand with our brothers and sisters until the job is done.
Calling for Federal Support
Release the Full Funding
The federal government must release the full funds that have been held up for years so that Puerto Rico can rebuild.
Hurricane Maria One Year Later
Governor Cuomo announced an expansion of the successful initiative, committing to deploy additional volunteers and launching a mental health initiative for those still suffering.
The new Commission will provide recommendations on the establishment of a memorial honoring the victims and survivors of Hurricane Maria and the resilience of the Puerto Rican community.
NY Stands with Puerto Rico Recovery and Rebuilding Initiative
RALLYING FOR FEDERAL SUPPORT
New Yorkers rallied together to call on the federal government in support of the more than three million American citizens who call Puerto Rico home.