It has been one year since Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico. Thousands remain in damaged, unsafe homes without reliable power or water. In January 2018, Visible Good (VG) and SEAREI (Seacoast Renewable Energy Initiative) began a program to help 100 struggling families rebuild their lives. Now, Visible Good is supporting SEAREI (Seacoast Renewable Energy Initiative), in its GIMME5 for Puerto Rico campaign to expand this successful program. . We are raising funds to provide shelter, clean water and power to aid people still struggling in Puerto Rico.
SEAREI and Visible Good have teamed up with on-island partner Puerto Rico Rises (PRR) to provide much needed Shelter Kits. Each kit will include a Visible Good RDM shelter with lighting and power distribution; a Water Purification System and Solar Generator. These new Shelter Kits will join the Kits already on-island and being deployed for multiple families. Funds raised by the campaign will directly affect over 100 families still crippled by Hurricane Maria. A Shelter Kit will be delivered and set up by PRR so that the family has a safe place to live while their permanent home is rebuilt. Once the home is complete, The Shelter Kit is packed down, cleaned and moved by PRR to the next family in need. There are still thousands of homes in Puerto Rico in need of major repair. Because PRR maintains responsibility for all equipment, the program will help build resilience as future storms threaten the island.
Delivery Plans: Shelter Kits will be shipped from Newburyport, MA directly to Puerto Rico Rises in Aguadilla, PR.
The campaign intends to ship Shelter Kits in sets of 2 or more as quickly as the funding is available. In the event that funding is received in excess of the Campaign Target, SEAREI will either elect to send additional Shelter Kits or will distribute any excess dollars directly to Puerto Rico Rises to be used to support the overall mission to help the people of Puerto Rico.
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