Puerto Rico Recovery Fund – Week 2 Update

Puerto Rico Recovery Fund - Week 2 Update

Published on October 6, 2017

Center for a New Economy

On one hand.

The devastation throughout the island is immense. Families everywhere lack basic necessities. Beyond the metropolitan area, few have access to drinking water. Communications continue to be a problem in both, urban and rural areas.

On the other hand.

A great deal of people, organizations and communities are working together and helping each other. Support from private individuals here and abroad has been very generous. Many have entrusted the Center for a New Economy efforts through the Puerto Rico Recovery Fund. Thank you. With your support our initial goal to raise $500,000 was met. Nonetheless our experience on the field has confirmed the great need that there is. Encouraged by friends and donors, like Carolina and Héctor Nevares and an anonymous donor who each gave $100,000 to the Puerto Rico Recovery Fund this week, we have doubled our goal. A total of $768, 044 has been raised.

A picture is worth a thousand words.

The Puerto Rico Recovery Fund is about the people. View our gallery where we share instances of the work being done by our team at CNE, joined by Espacios Abiertos and volunteers throughout the island.