As NECHAMA works into our sixth month in Puerto Rico, one thing is certain – the continued need for assistance is extensive and growing. Every day we get referrals and requests for help, on top of an already extensive list of homes awaiting work.
Almost all of these requests are for low-income, elderly, and/or at-risk households still dealing with damage from Hurricanes Irma and Maria eight months after the storm.
NECHAMA is committed to remaining on the island as long as possible, helping as many people as we can recover and find comfort. As our volunteers and staff engage in Tikkun Olam daily on the island, we now turn to you for help.
Our current funding will force us to end operations in September. We are working to identify longer-term sources that will allow us to continue this vital rebuild work. But to ensure we do not have to shut down operations while we work on applying for and obtaining these longer-term funds, we need to raise $126,750 to run through the end of 2018.
This funding will keep us working in some of the poorest areas of Puerto Rico, providing our services for free, and helping families recover. It will allow us to continue to bring in volunteers to do Tikkun Olam, and literally rebuild the world, one home at a time.
This funding is vital to the people of Puerto Rico. Please, consider a donation today to support our work.
NECHAMA – Jewish Response to Disaster