Puerto Rico has received the impact of 717 earthquakes in the last couple of weeks which have escalated up to 6.0 on the Richter scale. The devastating images show shattered houses, schools and other important structures leaving hundreds of families without a home and unprotected. At Nuestra Escuela we are working on the collection of food and essentials, but aiming to soon begin a campaign whose purpose is the collection of construction materials to build new homes for affected families.
Since December 28 of 2019, 717 earthquakes have been detected in the local region. There are 2,267 refugees in 15 municipalities, fearing that their houses will not resist frequent earthquakes. The fear is exacerbated when the experience lived by thousands of families comes into our minds after the passing of hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017. he big problem we have identified is the lack of money for the reconstruction of the homes of dozens of families whose houses were destroyed.
At Nuestra Escuela, we are working on the collection of food, essentials and other products, but aiming to begin a campaign whose purpose is the collection of construction materials to build new homes for affected families. In adition, we understand that with the help of Global Giving, we can initiate a project for the reconstruction of affected homes, encouraging other organizations to focus on the housing issue as the central objective of this crisis.
The possibility of returning a home to at least one family is, in the long term, the possibility of sowing hope, and building resilience in the affected communities. In adtion, the innovative design with which the house will be constructed , in record time and at a low cost, will allows us to establish real hope for the dozens of families who lost their homes. We thank you in advance for helping us help others.