We fell in love in Puerto Rico, so it is a place and a people very close to our hearts. We were devastated to see the damage caused to this already fragile U.S. Territory (along with the U.S. Virgin Islands and other hard-hit Caribbean islands) by the back-to-back hurricanes, and frustrated at the anemic aid response. In researching the most effective ways to help, we discovered Americares, a medical needs-focused crisis response nonprofit. They have an extensive success record in the Caribbean including an early, life-saving response in Puerto Rico. This is one of Charity Navigator's very highest-rated charities, with only ~2% overhead, so you know your gift will be spent well. Instead of a material wedding gift to us, please consider making a donation to this extremely worthy group, and share our love with the people and places in desperate need.
-Mark & Monica