Thanks to everyone for your support crowdsourcing this list of resources to support the Cuban people. If you know of additional resources, please add them so we can share it with everyone.
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Hurricane Ian, the powerful storm that tore through the state of Florida in the U.S., also caused destruction to Cuba’s western province of Pinar Del Rio. Homes have been flattened and crops have been destroyed. In fact, it’s bad enough that the Cuban government has reached out to the United States for assistance.

Thanks to all of you we crowdsourced the below resources to offer support to the Cuban people.

Give2Cuba – They are mobilizing teams to buy food and supplies to distribute to families in need. Visit their website for more info.

Mandao – Communicate via Instagram or through customer service on WhatsApp: +53 59170274. You can give money through the Mandao app to a fund established to provide food to those impacted.

The Ocean Foundation – The Ocean Foundation’s Hurricane Ian recovery fund is raising money to rebuild homes and structures.

World Help – World Help is accepting donations to provide essentials like food, clean water and basic hygiene items.

Caritas Cubana – Caritas Cuba continues their work to provide life-saving support and assistance – in the form of food, drinking water, hygiene items and other basic necessities – for those in need in Pinar del Rio, Artemisa, Mayabeque and Havana.

If you know of additional groups or organizations who we can add here, please submit them to our form below. We’ll add your suggestions to the list so that everyone has access.

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Ken Deckinger is the co-founder and CEO of Startup Cuba and the executive producer and host of its namesake docuseries. A native of South Florida, Ken has been an entrepreneur for his entire professional career. Previously he was co-founder and CEO of HurryDate, pioneering the global concept of speed dating to 45 cities throughout the US, UK and Canada. HurryDate eventually evolved into online dating and was acquired by Spark Networks, the parent company of and Ken is a graduate of Boston College and the University of Florida, where he was honored with the University’s Alumni Entrepreneur of the Year Under 40 award and sits on the Board for the Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. He actively advises entrepreneurs and is a two-time protagonist of a Harvard Business School case study. Ken’s filmmaking and journalistic journey is inspired by a love of travel and authentic connections with other cultures. He believes that the more we know about each other, through stories, the closer we can become — thus the mission of Startup Cuba: to amplify the voices of the people sharing stories in the Latinx space. After living in New York City for 15 years, he encouraged his wife to move their family to Miami to get back to his South Florida roots. Needless to say, it was a short discussion and he and his family now call Boston, where his wife grew up, their home.


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