KSAT Community helps raise $14,000 for Red Cross to support Hurricane Fiona relief efforts

Red Cross accepted 134 donations through the KSAT Community Phone Bank on Monday, Sept. 26

Homes are flooded on Salinas Beach after the passing of Hurricane Fiona in Salinas, Puerto Rico, Monday, Sept. 19, 2022. (AP Photo/Alejandro Granadillo) (Alejandro Granadillo, Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved)

SAN ANTONIO – The Red Cross is providing relief to the people of Puerto Rico after Hurricane Fiona left a path of devastation and flooding.

KSAT Community is working with viewers to help support those relief efforts.

On Monday during an afternoon phone bank at KSAT 12, more than $14,000 was raised through a total of 134 donations. Nearly 200 phone calls were answered during the 7-hour event.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra has declared a Public Health Emergency as hundreds of thousands of people are left without electricity and water in scorching temperatures.

Fiona hit just five years after Hurricane Maria caused a major humanitarian crisis in Puerto Rico, killing thousands and crippling the electrical grid.

Red Cross volunteers are helping assess the damage and have provided hundreds of households with emergency supplies with more supplies on the way.

Your donations are helping the people of Puerto Rico.

KSAT Community operates in partnership with University Health, Energy Transfer and Randolph-Brooks Federal Credit Union. Click here to read about other KSAT Community efforts.

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Julie Moreno has worked in local television news for more than 25 years. She came to KSAT as a news producer in 2000. After producing thousands of newscasts, she transitioned to the digital team in 2015. She writes on a wide variety of topics from breaking news to trending stories and manages KSAT’s daily digital content strategy.