Syra received a $2,000 grant for the Voices of Maria project from the Kelly Writers House as the 2019 Kelly Writers House Junior Fellow. The VOM team will use the money towards organizing creative and educational programming about Puerto Rico and the evacuee crisis, supporting Puerto Rican evacuee artist and writers, and driving Philadelphia to action. (...and paying for this website.)
The Cabrera family received a $1,700 donation from a private citizen in Plymouth Meeting to put a deposit for an apartment in Philadelphia. The family of four has been living in a cramped basement since November, unable to leave. Now that they have a home, they will be able to start truly building their lives. Other private citizens have also donated over $600 to the family.