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 year into our Recovery Project, we are reevaluating our services. Up until this point, we’ve primarily worked on repairing concrete roofs. During this month of April, we are reviewing our Project in it’s entirety, redetermining what the current needs are at this time in the recovery process and where we best fit in.
Please donate today to support our efforts in Puerto Rico.
We are not currently accepting volunteers for this Project, nor do we have funding to continue past the end of April. Please check back at a later date.
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NECHAMA is proud to partner with AmeriCorps, a national service program dedicated to improving lives and fostering civic engagement. AmeriCorps members chose to commit to service for anywhere from three... Read More