SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – United Way of Pioneer Valley has created a relief fund through its Feed a Family campaign to assist residents of Puerto Rico.

United Way has initiated fundraising efforts to raise money for those who suffered devastating losses because of Hurricane Fiona. United Way ensures all money raised will be provided quickly and directly to the most effective relief organizations on the ground in Puerto Rico today.

Those interested in donating to the relief fund can head to the United Way of Pioneer Valley website. Through the end of November, half of the funds raised will benefit the newly established Hurricane Fiona fund.

“We just would like to raise as much as possible now through the 29th of November to help everyone in Puerto Rico in immediate need for food, water, shelter, there’s so much that needs to be given to Puerto Rico at this time,” said Chief Operating Officer Megan Moynihan.

United Way of Pioneer Valley has been working closely with United Way of Puerto Rico to determine those immediate needs. The relief effort comes in support of community members who have roots in Puerto Rico.