Puerto Rico Recovery Fund – Week 3 Update

Puerto Rico Recovery Fund - Week 3 Update

Published on October 16, 2017

Center for a New Economy

Immediate relief and humanitarian aid have been a priority for the Puerto Rico Recovery Fund.

Over 628,000 lbs. of supplies (water, food, medicines and hygiene kits) have been personally delivered to communities through 10 distribution centers established from coast to coast in partnership with community-based organizations. A well organized and highly effective distribution network of volunteers delivers supplies within 24 hours of their receipt. Also, this week emergency cash grants were handed to families in Comerío and Orocovis. As requested by the donor, a total of $40,000 will be distributed in cash grants of $200 to $400 to needy families.

Advocacy work for recovery and medium and long-term economic development with a focus on resiliency is on track and moving forward.
The CNE Response Team, Espacios Abiertos and CNE staff, have been working on these other two strategic areas of the Puerto Rico Recovery Fund from week one:

  • Advancing advocacy efforts in San Juan and Washington DC, to ensure maximum federal support and efficient resource coordination, working with long time partners like the¬†Center on Budget and Policy Priorities,¬†Open Society Foundations, and¬†Annie E. Casey Foundation,¬†and a policy advising and consulting firm has been retained in DC.
  • Establishing alliances and securing funding with two major partners for very targeted initiatives that will contribute to the recovery of 11,000 small businesses throughout the island.

We are committed to the resilient rebuild of Puerto Rico.
Support the Puerto Rico Recovery Fund.

Join hundreds of individuals, as well as, private and community foundations, that have given generously to the Puerto Rico Recovery Fund.  A total of $1,353,000 has been donated to the fund. We are very thankful to all of our donors. Your support and the need that we continue to see even as days go by, have encouraged us to raise the fundraising goal to $2 million dollars.

Join us in this effort to help and rebuild. Give generously. Donate. Your support to the Puerto Rico Recovery Fund is important.

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