Puerto Rico Recovery Fund - Week 1 Update
Published on October 3, 2017
120,000 POUNDS OF WATER AND OTHER 50 THOUSAND POUNDS OF FOOD AND EMERGENCY SUPPLIES DISTRIBUTED IN FOUR DAYS AND ALWAYS WITHIN 24 HOURS OF THEIR RECEIPT
Ten distribution centers throughout Puerto Rico have been established by the Puerto Rico Recovery Fund, a fund created by the Center for a New Economy the day after hurricane Maria ravaged Puerto Rico. Emergency supplies, water, food, and medicines are quickly distributed through this network of local partners, reaching communities from coast to coast, including the island of Vieques.
This week we received 120,000 lbs. of water donated by the State of New York and transported to Puerto Rico on a UPS flight. The water was distributed through the centers the Puerto Rico Recovery Fund has jointly established with seven local non-profit organizations in Isabela, San Juan, Cabo Rojo, Mayagüez, Guaynabo, Toa Baja, Humacao, and Adjuntas. We have also collected and distributed, in the last four days, over 50,000 lbs. of food and medicines to affected communities in Vieques, Aguadilla, Humacao and San Juan.
Thank you to all of our supporters who have generously given to the Puerto Rico Recovery Fund through donations, supplies, logistics, storage and distribution support. Join the Baton Rouge Area Foundation, the State of New York, the New York Community Trust, Unicef, UPS, Allen & Company, B. Fernández & Hnos. Inc., V. Suárez & Co., Inc., Plaza Provision Company, the FBI, and over 300 individuals from Puerto Rico and abroad. Support the fund, share it with your friends and colleagues.
We also want to extend our gratitude to our volunteers and local non-profits that have joined CNE and its affiliate Espacios Abiertos to establish the Puerto Rico Recovery Fund’s distribution chain throughout the island: the Boys and Girls Clubs, the Instituto Nueva Escuela, PECES, Casa Pueblo, Para la Naturaleza, Sacred Heart University, and the Baptist Church of Puerto Rico.