Current Projects / February 2018 -

Hurricane Maria – Puerto Rico Rebuild

About NECHAMA’s Puerto Rico Program

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.

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Puerto Rico Updates

Volunteer A.C. West reflects on her time volunteering in Puerto Rico

As I reflect on my recent mission trip to Puerto Rico with my She Who Walks sisters I am truly blessed to have had the experience. I’ve been Puerto Rico... Read More

Join the NECHAMA mission

We are determined to offer our help and services to as many families as we can. Volunteers who donate their money, time and resources can help to rebuild lives. You... Read More

Residents of Puerto Rico welcome volunteers

We are humbled by the residents here in Puerto Rico, who have welcomed us, and allowed us to integrate into the fabric of their communities. The strength, compassion, and resilience... Read More

Project Contacts

David Love

Project Supervisor - Wharton County Rebuild

david.love@nechama.org

Volunteer Coordinator

volunteer@nechama.org

(952) 255-6821

Jennifer Harris

Press Contact

jennifer@nechama.org

(952) 255-6812

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