Current Programs / January 2020 -

Puerto Rico Earthquakes

About NECHAMA's Puerto Rico Assessment

Puerto Rico’s southern shore has been rocked by a series of earthquakes since December 28, with the largest being a 6.4 on January 7. These quakes have caused significant damage to their energy supply, estimating a disruption in the Island’s electrical grid over the next year. Temporary shelter and power needs are expected to extend through 2020’s hurricane season.

NECHAMA is looking at partnering with the Footprint Project to support their ongoing work to provide emergency solar energy to communities in need of resilient, rapidly deployable power and shelter systems. Our Disaster Response Team (DRT) is deployed to Puerto Rico to meet with the Footprint Project team, complete an assessment, and determine the feasibility, longevity, and structure of a potentially longer-term support program.

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Volunteer With NECHAMA In Puerto Rico

At this time we are not accepting volunteers. If you are interested in deploying with us, please fill out the interest form.

Volunteer Interest Form

Project Contacts

Dorothy Maples

Operations Director

(952) 255-6809

David Kaplan

Press Contact

(952) 255-6822

Program Updates

Exploring Solar Programing In Puerto Rico

Our Disaster Response Team is coming to the end of their second week in Puerto Rico, working with the Footprint Project to assess the potential for a more extensive program... Read More

Puerto Rico Assessments Continue

Our Disaster Response Team is half way through our initial Assessment of the Earthquakes in Puerto Rico. They’re continuing to visit existing Footprint Project Solar Station Sites, and are assessing... Read More

Puerto Rico Assesments Begin

NECHAMA Jewish Response to Disaster staff have begun our assessment in Puerto Rico, partnering with the Footprint Project to provide emergency solar energy to communities in need of resilient, rapidly deployable power... Read More

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