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Jan 24, 2020

We can't sit back! - Mission Update January 20, 2020

 

Dear supporters,

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!

 

Sara López

Foundress & CEO

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Jan 13, 2020

Mixed bag

Dear Donor,

First of all, we hope your year is running perfectly and filled of blessing for you and yours.

This year has begun for us and for our Island a bit "heavy".
On the one hand, our center was vandalized and robbed.
We lost building materials, electronic equipment, and supplies.
Also, the gate and doors were damaged and we must replace them.

On the other hand, we are blessed to have a space that we can offer to shelter hundreds of people who have lost their homes due to the constant earthquakes that are shaking Puerto Rico.

We are offering hot meals, supplies, medical equipment and medical assistance around the whole Island to those in need.
Our CEDECO community center welcomes everyone who needs a helping hand, a hug.

Thank you for your continued support. Little by little, we will be fine again.


Sara

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Nov 19, 2019

Our curriculum is almost ready!

After months of cleaning, painting, breaking walls, building, and organizing, we began to see our goal closer.  This next February we will begin a series of training and specialized workshops for women.

We are preparing a full curriculum to educate them on how they should feed properly, express their emotions through art and even enter the world for many of them unknown, of the scary "power tools".  There will be weeks of learning, laughter and sharing with other women who seek to overcome themselves and offer a better life to themselves and their family.

We hope to be the way of transport so that they get to know and expand the best of each of them.

Thank you for your support of this project. We'll keep you up to date ...

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