The home should be a place of safety. For thousands of Puerto Ricans, this is not the case. Recurring earthquakes and slow government response has forced families across the island to live in unsafe homes. Your donation will support 60 families' journeys to a safer home through our Ruta a Una Casa Segura program (RUCS), including ATC-20 home inspections, structural engineering reports, and case management to navigate the complex recovery process that takes a toll on the families' wellbeing
A trifecta of hardships has hit Puerto Rico and thousands of residents across the island remain uncertain about their journey to recovery. It has been 8 months since the record-breaking 6.4 earthquakes struck Puerto Rico's southern coast, 8 months in which thousands have been displaced or fearful of their own home. As storms and earthquakes continue to impact the island, residents also have to endure Puerto Rico's COVID-19 restrictions.
Our dedicated team of Engineers and professionals quickly realized that the lasting effects of natural disasters stretch far beyond physical reconstruction and solutions cannot be considered sustainable if they don't include the overall well-being of people. Our holistic approach to recovery addresses the multidimensional and complex recovery process by engaging participants through VIP-PR's Ruta a Una Casa Segura (RUCS) - a personalized roadmap to recovery created by disaster recovery experts.
Poor case management, slow government response, and decades of non-regulated building techniques have left thousands vulnerable to future disasters. We've witnessed how the recurring disasters and overwhelming recovery processes deteriorate social determinants of health, creating a significant public health crisis. Our collective vision empowers communities to work alongside professionals to redevelop a more sustainable and disaster-resilient Puerto Rico for future generations to thrive!