Puerto Rico Crushed by Hurricane Maria

 

On September 20, 2017, the Caribbean island of Puerto Rico was devastated by Hurricane Maria, a powerful Category 4 storm that also impacted several islands in the Caribbean. It was the strongest storm to make landfall in Puerto Rico in 85 years. It came ashore just south of Yabucoa Harbor at 6:15 a.m. with sustained winds of 155 mph, knocking out power to the entire island.

Six months later . . . tens of thousands of people are still without power and running water. Many schools are on part-time generator power and school children rely on outside sources for safe drinking water.

Donor Schools​

Participating schools for our pilot project for Puerto Rico will be from the City of Framingham, Massachusetts.  The Framingham community boasts a robust and active diverse population -- and is home to many Caribbean-based families. In the wake of recent hurricane devastation, Framingham has become the temporary home for many Puerto Rico families, in their time of need.  

A Message and A Bottle 

Over 6,500 Framingham elementary and middle school students will be offered the opportunity to join in this relief effort. A voluntary student donation of one dollar will send a bottle of drinking water, along with an attached personal written/drawn message of hope and inspiration to a student in Puerto Rico.  Water donated by our founding partner, Nestle Waters. (Additional cases of water will also be supplied to the schools) 

Geotracking Lesson

We'll be attaching cargo tracking devices, courtesy of Sensitech, Inc., to our relief cargo. Participating schools and volunteers will have the opportunity to track in real-time, the relief cargo -- from warehouse to shipping port, cargo ship to San Juan port, to target schools in Puerto Rico -- as our team distributes supplies to the affected areas.

Receiver Schools in Puerto Rico (subject to additions)

NARANJITO

   Bernarda Robles de Hevia

 

COMERIO

   Ines Maria Mendoza

   Juana Colon

 

BARRANQUITAS

   Inocencio Citron Zayas

 

YABUCOA

   Jamie C. Rodriguez

 

CAROLINA

   Pedro Mozo Baniel

 

CAGUAS

   TBA - finalizing

 

BAYAMON

   TBA - finalizing

 

RIO GRANDE

   TBA - finalizing

The Caribbean Schools Disaster Relief Foundation is a Fiscally Sponsored project of the Social Good Fund, a 501(c)3 public charity. EIN 46-1323531   All donations are managed by the Social Good Fund and are tax-deductible to the amount allowed by law. Donors will receive a tax-deductible receipt in the mail.

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