| Jul 23, 2018
Recovery in Action
Participant with meal and Father's Day present
During the last months Proyecto La Nueva Esperanza has been helping our elderly participants with hurricane recovery. We've been working with the participants in different areas: physical, emotional and with house loss. Recovery has been slow but we have achievements.
For Father's Day the elderly received a present: basic need articles and the participants expressed their joy with what they got.
Thanks to the donations we were able to increase the days for the meal distribution. We are distributing meals five (5) days a week, from Wednesday until October 2018. Prior to this we distributed meals two (2) days a week.
One of our participant home was without running water prior to the hurracane. We coordinated with other organizations to help him with this situation. He authorized Proyecto La Nueva Esperanza to go to the corresponding agency to complete the process for him as he was unable to do so. We also help him financially during the process. The participant was without running water for ten (10) months after the hurricane and he had to buy bottled water or ask his neighbors for help. Now, he is very happy and grateful as he will improve his hygiene and house chores with the running water.
Two elderly participants had a dermatology condition and our organization helped them to get their medicines as they didn't had the money to buy them. We are doing follow up to their conditions.
To continue with the nursing service we bought blood glucose test strips, alcohol swabs and lancets. The nurse will follow up the elderly health.
Another service we were able to provide was to fumigate some of the participants homes so they can be protected against insects and rodents.
The donations helped us with these achievements, thanks to all.
Participant with meal
Pest control participant's home
Running water to participant