Early Tuesday, a 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck Puerto Rico, followed by a series of strong aftershocks. The quake killed one man; at least eight other people are injured, and several buildings collapsed.

Here’s how you can help :

Dine out, for a cause

  • There are a few pop-up dinners at South Philly Barbacoa to raise cash for recovery efforts. Gallo Negro chef Maria Mercedes Grubb, who is from San Juan, Puerto Rico, is cooking. The money raised will go to Serve PR. The dinners are on January 13 and 14 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.. No reservations necessary; the dinners are a la carte, casual, and BYO. 1140 S. 9th St.

Help make emergency backpacks

  • Philly Boricua, Providence Center and Make the Road Pennsylvania are coordinating a relief drive for people in the Southwestern municipalities in Puerto Rico who were affected by the earthquake, including the hundreds who have been sleeping in shelters and parks because their homes were damaged. The groups are working with Water for Puerto Rico, a non-government organization working in Guánica and other affected areas. The Philly groups are collecting supplies for emergency backpacks.
  • Here’s what they need: backpacks, toilet paper rolls, face and hand towels, baby wipes, tampons and sanitary pads, diapers, saltines and crackers, protein or granola bars, water filtration devices, whistles, alkaline batteries, flashlights, sharpie markers, small notepads, compact travel blankets, warm weather sleeping bags, first aid kits, Ziploc bags, ropes, extension cords, blue tarps, duct tape, canopy tents, cabin tents.
  • How to donate: Providence Center will be collecting supplies from Monday to Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at 2557 N. 5th St. Make the Road Pennsylvania will be collecting supplies from Monday to Friday from noon to 8:00 p.m. at 7221 Rising Sun Ave. The group also has an Amazon wishlist for those who are unable to drop off donations in person.

Going to Puerto Rico soon?

  • Here’s what you can bring. Suministros Puerto Rico is a site (in Spanish) that identifies what’s needed by different camps on the island. This helps allocate donations and resources to the places that need them most (so they go where they’re needed and don’t have to be redistributed). The site is updated by community leaders.

Groups accepting monetary donations

Here are some groups involved in major relief efforts that welcome donations:

This list will be updated as we learn about Philadelphia efforts to help the recovery. Do you know about a group organizing efforts to help people in Puerto Rico after the earthquake? Email us.

Staff writers Grace Dickinson and Jesenia De Moya Correa contributed to this article.