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Dec 11, 2019

Our project is evolving in 2020!

Dear friends:

As we approach the Holidays and children get ready to spend more time with family and friends, we look back to all the growth that we have seen in our participants and their parents. 

The students have shown academic progress, and families are demonstrating emotional strength. So we see them go into the new year with hope.

After doing a program assessment, we are planning to shift the project to serve a new population: teenagers from our alternative high school.  

In the next weeks, you will see this campaign transformed into a new one -- with a revised title and new objectives. The main goal will be the same: to provide participants with emotional resilience tools so they can face the future with confidence. Of course, some adaptations will be made according to the characteristics and needs of high school students. We will share more details soon!

Stay tuned for more information on our educational model and how we plan to insert these tools into our curriculum.

We wish you all a blessed New Year and hope to have your support for this new endeavour.

Dec 10, 2019

Welcoming Christmas in a Renovated Home

Repair work on a door
Repair work on a door

Dear supporters:

We go into the Christmas season with so much joy in our hearts, as several families will enjoy the holidays in their renovated homes. 

As you can see in the photos, some paint and decorations after the repairs make a world of difference to families who have waited two years to have their houses look and feel safe for them. We can assure that you helped these families move on after the path of Hurricanes Irma and Maria, and look forward to the New Year with hope.

We send gratitude and love to all who collaborated in this effort. There are still houses to work on, and we know we can achieve it thanks to your support.

Have a blessed Christmas and a joyful New Year!

Paint and Christmas decorations show the joy!
Paint and Christmas decorations show the joy!
This roof was not safe for residents.
This roof was not safe for residents.
Sep 12, 2019

More Houses Get Repaired

Donations to our Global Giving campaign have matched other funding proposals and allowed us to address community needs regarding home restoration. We have focused primarily in addressing the needs of residents of Punta Santiago, but have also supported neighboring communities and municipalities, contributing to their recovery from the long-lasting impact of Hurricane Maria. From June 2019 through August 2019, construction materials were distributed to 4 families:

  • 3 families from Humacao (Punta Santiago and neighboring communities)
  • 1 family from Naguabo

The construction materials donated included windows, doors, paint, roof treatment, tiles, cement, blocks, construction rods, zinc panels and other materials. Additionally, some families were also provided with home appliances, like a stove.

The Community Sustainability Center fosters an integral approach to supplying the needs to participants by involving the families in quoting construction materials for their homes, thereby encouraging inclusion, independence, responsibility and ownership.  Working together has expedited the process of meeting the needs of the participants.  Here are some pictures of the homes in process of restoration.

Thanks again for your contribution to this campaign. We continue to work swiftly to help more families as hurricane season is on its peak.

 
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