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 were still without power, water, and suffered structural damaged. NECHAMA spent a week on the island connecting with locals, partners, FEMA, and others to spearhead a first-ever Program for the organization outside the continental United States.
Now, a few months into our Rebuild Program, we are primarily working on repairing concrete roofs, rebuilding tin roofs, doing minor repairs, and conducting debris removal in areas where chainsaw work is still needed.
There is still so much to be done here to get the people of Puerto Rico back into their homes, and ready for hurricane season. Please donate today to support our efforts in Puerto Rico.
We are not currently accepting volunteers for this program. Please check back at a later date.
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