It’s been eight months since Hurricane Maria devastated the island of Puerto Rico. Hurricane Maria, a Category 4 storm, hit Puerto Rico so hard that everything from agricultural infrastructure to clean-water systems were nearly destroyed and the island’s economy came to a standstill.
Aside from donating or volunteering, there’s another way you can actually help the island and its residents: come down for a visit. The economy badly needs the influx of cash. If you happen to stay at an Airbnb while you’re there, bonus points if you sign up for an Airbnb Experience instead of joining a mainstream tour operator. The popular vacation rental site has announced that it will donate 100 percent of their share of proceeds earned through the tours to local nonprofits working to get the island back on its feet.