Puerto Rico Recovery Fund – Week 4 Update

Puerto Rico Recovery Fund - Week 4 Update

Published on October 21, 2017

Center for a New Economy

One month after Hurricane Maria
Newspaper headlines:
89% without power.
30% without water.
40% without telecommunications.
Leptospirosis outbreak, 57 cases confirmed.
$120,000 millions estimated in damages.

The Puerto Rico Recovery Fund:
748,000 lbs. of supplies distributed (received from US, abroad or bought locally).
100% of supplies delivered within 24 hours of their receipt.
10 distribution centers strategically located throughout the island.
29 NGOs in partnership.
46+ communities impacted.
518 donors.
$1,372,812 raised.
DC advocacy efforts in action.
Medium and long term economic development resilient initiatives moving forward.

This is Cheito.  He lives in Ponce.  He is crossing a creek to get to his house, where he lives with his elderly mother. He is grateful for the supplies he received and wanted us to witness the emptiness of his refrigerator. (Photos was taken impromptu by one of our volunteers).

This is Puerto Rico a month after Hurricane Maria. Lots of work done.  So much more work to do.

Please share this update with friends and colleagues and encourage them to support the Puerto Rico Recovery Fund.