Current Programs / 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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Volunteer With NECHAMA In Puerto Rico

We are currently accepting volunteers through March of 2019. Please join us as we repair and rebuild homes after Hurricane Maria.

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Puerto Rico Updates

Hurricane Maria – Puerto Rico Rebuild Project Update

We’re excited to announce the extension of our Puerto Rico Rebuild Project!! We’ll be accepting volunteers through March of 2019. Apply today! We can’t wait to see you there! Read More

Photographer Volunteering on project in Puerto Rico

Our wonderfully talented volunteer Eliezer is with us in Puerto Rico documenting his experience. “This is why it’s worth it. A rainy day switched up our site schedule and let... Read More

Puerto Rico Rebuild Project Extended

We’re excited to announce the extension of our Puerto Rico Rebuild Project!! We’ll be accepting volunteers through March of 2019. Interested? Apply online, can’t wait to see you there! 😁#nechama #puertorico #spreadtheword #joinus #volunteer#nechamacommunity #rebuild #disasterrelief 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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