Puerto Rico – We are with you, all the way.
Send a strong message. Tell Puerto Rico: We support you. We are with you today, we are with you tomorrow, & we will be with you EVERY SINGLE DAY AFTER, to restore, recover, & REBUILD!
ALL OR NOTHING CAMPAIGN
Hurricane Maria was regarded as the worst natural disaster on record in Dominica and caused catastrophic damage and a major humanitarian crisis in Puerto Rico, as well as being the tenth-most intense Atlantic hurricane on record.
The storm made landfall on Puerto Rico on Wednesday, September 20. A sustained wind of 64 mph (103 km/h) with a gust to 113 mph (182 km/h) was reported in San Juan, Puerto Rico, immediately prior to the hurricane making landfall on the island. After landfall, wind gusts of 109 mph (175 km/h) were reported at Yabucoa Harbor and 118 mph (190 km/h) at Camp Santiago. In addition, very heavy rainfall occurred throughout the territory, peaking at 37.9 in (962.7 mm) in. Widespread flooding affected San Juan, waist-deep in some areas, and numerous structures lost their roof. The coastal La Perla neighborhood of San Juan was largely destroyed. Cataño saw extensive damage, with the Juana Matos neighborhood estimated to be 80 percent destroyed. The primary airport in San Juan, the Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport, was slated to reopen on September 22
Power outrages are widespread. Nearly 85% of the island lacks electricity, according to the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority. The government has prioritized getting the power back on in hospitals and other important facilities, Gov. Richard Rossello said Saturday.
Many communities remain cut off, with roads blocked and no phone service.
About 19,000 civilian and military personnel are supporting the federal relief mission, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
The Army Corps of Engineers is installing power generators and temporary roofs to damaged structures.
FEMA approved a $70 million assistance package for the Puerto Rico Aqueduct and Sewer Authority for emergency repairs.
Tell Puerto Rico: We support you. We are with you today, we are with you tomorrow, & we will be with you EVERY SINGLE DAY AFTER, to restore, recover, & REBUILD!
The $1,000,000 crowdfunding goal will go a long way not only to help restore, recover and rebuild the impacted areas, but to also send a strong message to the victims of this disaster that they are not in it alone. “The theme of the campaign, Puerto Rico – We are with you, all the way, says a lot,” said Jones Alexis, Public Relation of Humanity Projects. Humanity Projects, in a bid to rehabilitate the affected areas in the island, aim to help families and businesses get their lives back, and in the spirit of giving, launched the crowdfunding campaign with the goal of raising a total of $1,000,000 for the victims.