Interact Club Raises Funds for Hurricane Maria Relief Fund

The New Britain High School Interact Club, a service based club that works in partnership with the community and the New Britain/Berlin Rotary Club, raised $800 to be used for relief effort in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria. 48 hours after the storm hit, The Community Foundation of Greater New Britain, in collaboration with the American Savings Foundation, HRA of New Britain, and the City of New Britain established the Hurricane Maria Puerto Rico Relief Fund and began working to help support the families impacted by the storm. With the additional money raised by New Britain High School’s Interact Club, the foundation has raised over $46,000 to create grants to support the local Salvation Army, CMHA, and CT Coalition to End Homelessness, all which have helped families who relocated to the New Britain area after the storm.

The $800 from the Interact Club was included in two grants made to organizations in Puerto Rico. One will help provide household items needed on the island and one will jump start and train small business in Puerto Rico. This final charitable donation from the Interact Club will mark the closing of the Hurricane Maria Puerto Rico Relief Fund.

In addition to raising these funds, the Interact Club has helped serve at the Out of the Cold Lunches at the Salvation Army of New Britain, assisted in Downtown District clean up, and trick or treating in New Britain.

Established in 1941, the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain is “Where Good Begins” in Berlin, New Britain, Plainville and Southington. The Foundation works to inspire philanthropy, responsibly manage permanent charitable assets, and partner to address key community issues through strategic leadership. For more information, visit