Kabinger Cares About Puerto Rico

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Hurricane Maria Hits Home

Jeremy Ramos, Co-Founder of Kabinger, recently discovered what it's like to be at the center of an extreme weather emergency. While visiting his family in Puerto Rico, Hurricane Maria decimated the island, and Jeremy and his family were left with little food, water, and gas. Stranded in Puerto Rico away from home and work, Jeremy had no clear way to get back to his wife and kids in Tampa. 

Jeremy and his family are now safe in Tampa while Puerto Rico rebuilds thanks to the help of local Tampa organizations and people.

Special thanks to our friends and partners that have stepped up to help our family during this process. Ignite Chiropractic & Wellness and Harborside Church

In the Kabinger Cares spirit, we've created this page to support families in need with information about resources in Tampa and donation relief through the Kabinger App.

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RECURSOS DE TAMPA PARA REFUGIADOS DE HURACANES [Tampa REsources for Hurricane Refugees]

El proceso para cualquier persona que se traslade a Tampa desde Puerto Rico será un desafío. Será especialmente difícil para familias con discapacidades, necesidades médicas especiales o bajo presión financiera. Hemos aprendido mucho en las últimas semanas y queremos seguir adelante compartiendo nuestro aprendizaje. [The process for anyone relocating to Tampa from Puerto Rico will be challenging. It will be specially difficult for families with disabilities, special medical needs, or under financial strain. We have learned a lot in the last few weeks, and we want to pay it forward by sharing our learning.]

  • ¿Cómo encontrar comida? [How to find food?]
  • ¿Cómo moverse en Tampa? [How to get around in Tampa?]
    • Moverse por Tampa puede ser un desafío. Debes tratar de pedir prestado o comprar un vehículo. También necesita un presupuesto para seguro de automóvil. A diferencia de Puerto Rico, se requiere seguro de automóvil en Florida. También puede usar Tampa Public Transit, o Uber también es una opción. [Getting around Tampa can be a challenge. You should try to borrow or purchase vehicle. You also need to budget for car insurance. Unlike Puerto Rico car insurance is required in Florida. You may also use Tampa Public Transit, or Uber is also an option.]
  • ¿Cómo encontrar vivienda temporal? [How to find housing?]
    • Si necesita un refugio urgente para quedarse, le recomendamos que se comunique con la Cruz Roja o utilice el sitio web de FEMA para obtener un Centro de Recuperación por Desastre. [If you are in urgent need of a shelter to stay we advise that you reach out to the Red Cross or use the FEMA website to from a Disaster Recovery Center.]
    • Si puede pagar la vivienda temporal, puede obtener un descuento a través de AirBNB, HomeAway u otros sitios web que ofrezcan descuentos relacionados con huracanes. Algunos anfitriones ofrecen estancias gratuitas. [If you can afford to pay for temporary housing you may get a discount through AirBNB, HomeAway, or other websites offering hurricane related discounts. Some hosts are offering free stays.]
  • ¿Cómo encontrar vivienda permanente? [How to find permanent housing?]
  • ¿Cómo obtener una identificación de Florida? [how to obtain a Florida Identification?]
    • Para solicitar algunos programas, necesitará una identificación de Florida. Puede asegurar un ID. en una de las ubicaciones del Departamento de Vehículos Motorizados de la Florida. Por favor, informe al empleado que usted es un evacuador del huracán María y solicite un descuento en la tarifa. [To apply for some programs you will need a Florida identification. You can secure an I.D. at one of the Florida Department of Motor Vehicle locations. Please, let the clerk know your are a hurricane Maria evacuee and request a discount on the fee.]
  • ¿Dónde está la oficina de el Seguro Social? [Where is the social security office?]
  • ¿Si necesita asistencia financiera para comida? [If you need financial assitance for food?]
    • Si necesita asistencia financiera para alimentos, puede calificar para cupones de alimentos. Puede solicitar cupones de alimentos, asistencia para Medicare / Medicaid y servicios relacionados en este sitio web[If you are in need of financial assistance for food, you may qualify for food stamps. You can apply for food stamps, assistance for medicare/medicaid, and related services on this website.]
  • ¿Cómo encontrar recursos para incapcitados? [How to find resources for people with disabilities?]
    • Si usted o alguien de su grupo está incapacitado, puede encontrar recursos en Self-Reliance.org [If you or someone in your group is disabled you can find resource at Self-Reliance.org]
  • Si descubre un recurso que le ofrece resultados, envíenos un correo electrónico para que podamos agregarlo a esta lista. info@kabinger.com [If you find a resource that gets you results please send us email so that we can add it to this list. info@kabinger.com]
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Donate with the Kabinger App

A great way to help families in need is to give more without spending more. With the Kabigner app you will collect points, and use those points to donate to the Hurricane Maria Relief Fund.

Just click the link below to download the free app, shop local, and start collecting for your donation.

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