Hurricane Maria is regarded as the worst natural disaster on record for Puerto Rico. The tenth-most intense Atlantic hurricane on record and the most intense tropical cyclone worldwide of 2017. The storm caused widespread devastation to homes, business, and livelihoods, exacerbating an already tenuous economic situation on the island.
In early February, 4 months after Maria, many homes are still without power, water, and are structurally damaged. NECHAMA spent a week on the island connecting with locals, partners, FEMA, and others to spearhead a first-ever Project for the organization outside the continental United States.
Setting up initially in Loíza, we will work to make basic repairs to homes so families can live in them safely, muck and gut homes that have not yet received assistance, and conduct debris removal in areas where chainsaw work is still needed.
To make this Project possible, we need your help. Please donate today to support our efforts in Puerto Rico.
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