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.

Support NECHAMA's Project

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.


Other Ways You Can Assist NECHAMA

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

Puerto Rico Updates

Repairs continue in the Guaynabo neighborhood of San Juan

George’s home, in the Guaynabo neighborhood of San Juan, Puerto Rico, is over 80 years old and he shares it with his stepfather, two dogs and a cat he rescued... Read More

Third-generation home repaired by volunteers

Eusebio is the third generation of his family to live in his home in Puerto Rico; a home that was devastated by Hurricanes Irma and Maria. But thanks to the... Read More

Work continues in Puerto Rico

‪10 months ago, when NECHAMA Jewish Response to Disaster arrived in #PuertoRico, this was one of the first houses we put a new roof on. Since then NECHAMA has completed 77 homes thanks... Read More

Project Contacts

David Love

Project Supervisor - Wharton County Rebuild

Volunteer Coordinator

(952) 255-6821

Jennifer Harris

Press Contact

(952) 255-6812

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