If having faced Hurricane Maria and all the sequel of situations that uncovered with her passing over our Island was not enough, now facing a phenomenon as unpredictable as earthquakes put Puerto Rico in a very delicate situation.
Not only public infrastructure is not prepared, but the foundations of thousands of Puerto Rican homes that continue to break as the days go by are making the situation harder to deal with.
However, the most painful side is the one is not seen. The mental health, restlessness, and feeling of helplessness that tens of thousands of families live day by day.
HOME must represent for each human being its safe, sacred place. However, at this time thousands of families, single mothers, older adults prefer to sleep in the streets, in their cars, in improvised camping areas, in public places because they are afraid to return home.
The situation in Puerto Rico is critical and it is imperative to attend to the communities and prepare them constantly, in order to face situations like these.
Puerto Rico Rises has a firm commitment to the education and preparation of ours. We can't sit back and wait for another disaster. We must take action and it is NOW!
Thank you for your support and for having our beautiful Island, close to your heart. We will get up!
Foundress & CEO