Current Projects / February 2018 -

Hurricane Maria – Puerto Rico Recovery

About NECHAMA’s Puerto Rico Recovery 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 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.

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Volunteer With NECHAMA 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.

Other Ways You Can Assist NECHAMA

Can’t volunteer? We have lots of other needs such as:

Project Contacts

Mariana Micheli

Operations Manager

(952) 255-6815

Mary Skelly

Volunteer Coordinator

(952) 255-6821

David Kaplan

Press Contact

(952) 255-6822

Puerto Rico Updates

Puerto Rico Stories – Sol and Angel

Sol and her 27-year-old son Angel possess every trait we’ve seen time and time again in the Puerto Rican people – they are warm, welcoming, thoughtful, and generous, just to... Read More

Puerto Rico Volunteer Challenge

Together, through a lot of sweat, a bit of blood, and a few tears, we have turned the houses of 91 families in Puerto Rico back into homes. We have only been... Read More

AmeriCorps members assist with Puerto Rico Rebuild

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

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