Climate AND Disaster Relief - A New Way in PR

by Puerto Rico Rises, Corp.
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Climate AND Disaster Relief - A New Way in PR
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Climate AND Disaster Relief - A New Way in PR
Climate AND Disaster Relief - A New Way in PR
Climate AND Disaster Relief - A New Way in PR
Climate AND Disaster Relief - A New Way in PR
Climate AND Disaster Relief - A New Way in PR
Climate AND Disaster Relief - A New Way in PR
Climate AND Disaster Relief - A New Way in PR
Climate AND Disaster Relief - A New Way in PR
Climate AND Disaster Relief - A New Way in PR
Climate AND Disaster Relief - A New Way in PR
Climate AND Disaster Relief - A New Way in PR
Climate AND Disaster Relief - A New Way in PR
Climate AND Disaster Relief - A New Way in PR
Climate AND Disaster Relief - A New Way in PR
Climate AND Disaster Relief - A New Way in PR
Climate AND Disaster Relief - A New Way in PR
Climate AND Disaster Relief - A New Way in PR
Climate AND Disaster Relief - A New Way in PR

Dear donors,

Our shelter kits are providing an alternative to those that lose their properties during the recent earthquake in PR.  It is an excellent reliable and fast solution, mostly for those in need of some special care.  Among them, we are also providing camping tents, solar light, solar fans, and water filters.  There are approximately 7,000 people living on the streets.

We are working on a new plan with other companies looking forward to bring 15 more units.  This unit will be used by the family selected, while they are relocated or their house fixed.  Once that happened, the shelter kit will pass it forward to another family in need.

By the use of this model, we amplify the number of families benefiting by this kit, extending the impact of each of them.  At this moment from only 3 kits that we have on the ground, more than 55 people have been impacted.

Thank you for your support.

 

Sara Lopez

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There are times in life, that one thinks that we have been a source to help a person in need. However, it turns out that that person you understand lacks basic things, ends up giving one much more than what one provides to them.

Jackeline & Joey, a young couple from the town of Las Piedras located at the East of Puerto Rico, was performing daily errands, when they noticed that at the edge of the road, on a steep slope, a gentleman goes pushing an old shopping cart. Several of his belongings fall to the ground and they stop his car to help him. During their conversation, Don Julio tells them that he lives in a little house seriously affected by Hurricane Maria, which lacks electricity or drinking water. Surprised, they watched as Don Julio mount his belongings in the back of the pick-up and jumps in the back of it so that Jackeline and Joey give him a ride to his residence.

Upon arrival, they discover the deplorable conditions in which this old man lives day by day. While talking about his situation they realized that the very same day was Don Julio 80's birthday. As soon as we learned about this case in Puerto Rico, we proceeded to approve Don Julio to provide him with a Solar Shelter Kit, courtesy of Visible-Good while we made the necessary steps to raise funds and provide him with construction materials and to be able to build his house.
Architecture students Diana and Andrés from Travelers With a Cause did not hesitate to join the team and designed the plans for what would become the safe and dignified home that Don Julio deserved.

Orlando González, one of the leaders of Naguabo Somos Todos, immediately joined to take charge of the labor and logistics process necessary for the construction of the house. Brother's Brother foundation provided transportation from the US to Puerto Rico and also from our warehouse to Don Julio's property.

Thanks to the Solar Shelter Kit, in just 48 hours we were able to provide Don Julio with a safe and clean place, weatherproof, with access to solar energy and filtered drinking water.

The foundations of the house, as well as the roof, have already been finished. We are in the phase of placing doors, windows and furnishing his new home. This experience allowed us to know him better. An extremely hardworking, respectful, friendly man with a sense of humor worth emulating. Don Julio leaves a mark on everyone who had the honor of working hand in hand in this process of rebuilding his home. (Watch Don Julio video)

Thank you to all who contributed to making this possible and especially to you, donor, for your support of our programs and projects, giving us the strength to continue doing our part.  And please remember, when driving on the road keep attentive, you never know when you will find the gift of your journey.

Sara López
Foundress & CEO

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The Solar Shelter Kits (SSK) have allowed Puerto Rico Rises to impact families living in serious disadvantages and provide temporary access to a safe home, filtered water and solar energy to cover their basic needs. By removing them from their fragile structures we then have the opportunity to rebuild or repair their homes, while the family is protected and cared for with the equipment provided by the Solar Shelter Kits.

Once we can return them to their safe homes, the SSK is removed and installed to serve another family. This allows us to increase the life of each SSK and expand the impact by providing dozens of families with the same unit.

By expanding our inventory and having more SSK we can impact thousands of individuals who live in deplorable conditions, improve their quality of life and at the same time reduce the impact on climate change.

Puerto Rico Rises was granted building materials for 200 houses. Many of them need to be demolished and completely rebuilt. By having the SSK allows us to remove the family to a safe environment while your home is rebuilt.

With your donations, we will be able to acquire more units and thus increase the number of families that, after 21 months of waiting, can return to a safe home.

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Puerto Rico Rises, Corp.

Location: Loxahatchee, FL - USA
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Twitter: @puertoricorises
Project Leader:
Sara Lopez
Deltona, FL United States

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