Current Projects / February 2018 -

Hurricane Maria – Puerto Rico Rebuild Project

About NECHAMA’s Puerto Rico Project

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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Volunteer With NECHAMA In Puerto Rico

We are accepting volunteers! Please join us as we repair and rebuild homes after Hurricane Maria.


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Puerto Rico Updates

NECHAMA to Aid Puerto Rico Rebuild Efforts

Last week, NECHAMA staff arrived on the ground in Puerto Rico to assess storm damage from Hurricane Maria, four months after this devastating storm made landfall. It’s been an emotional... Read More

Puerto Rico Assessment Wraps Up

Since arriving on the island on Monday, staff have driven more than 450 miles around the island in our Kia Rio assessing damage, meeting with partners, and looking at options... Read More

NECHAMA Lands In Puerto Rico

Today we began a week-long assessment in Puerto Rico ahead of a potential Rebuild Project on the island. This is a first for the organization, a watershed moment – NECHAMA has... Read More

Project Contacts

Mariana Micheli

Disaster Response Manager

(952) 255-6815

Volunteer Coordinator

Texas and Puerto Rico

(952) 255-6821

Jennifer Harris

Press Contact

(952) 255-6812

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