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.

Support NECHAMA's Project

Volunteer With NECHAMA In Puerto Rico

We are currently accepting volunteers through the end of August. Though we hope to be in Puerto Rico through the end of the year. Please join us as we repair and rebuild homes after Hurricane Maria.


Other Ways You Can Assist NECHAMA

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

Puerto Rico Updates

We’re back in Texas!

Our team is back in Texas!!! We’re starting up our Rebuild Project in Wharton County helping families recover after the damage caused by Hurricane Harvey. Apply online, volunteers are welcome... Read More

Thankful for the generosity of families we assist

Continuously thankful for the generosity we encounter in the families we assist. They regularly feed our volunteers delicious Puerto Rican food during the lunch break. What a delight! As we... Read More

So much more is possible when we work together

Our staff help each other and our volunteers build upon skills so that we can better help communities in need rebuild homes. So much more is possible when we work... Read More

Project Contacts

Mariana Micheli

Disaster Response Manager

(952) 255-6815

Ryan Mann

Project Supervisor - Puerto Rico Rebuild

Kim Shaw

Volunteer Coordinator

(952) 255-6821

Jennifer Harris

Press Contact

(952) 255-6812

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