Down, but not out...
**Update, February '18: It's been four months since Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, but the needs continue...and so does our work. This month we shifted our focus to kids, teachers, and those with medical needs...which are seemingly unlimited. We brought toys to the poorest areas of the island, helped replace roofs and beds, along with medical supplies and generators to those in need, while also bringing artists to the island to help spread a little joy through art! We won't stop until there is no longer a need, but we can do so much more with your help. Visit our facebook page for updated pics, vids, and info.**
Our thoughts and prayers go out to all those affected by the recent Hurricanes in Puerto Rico. Many many individuals and families continue to reach out to us for help on a daily basis! Whether it's a request for safe drinking water, insulin or other medicine, solar chargers, batteries, fans, portable nebulizers, inverters, generators, or simple flashlights, their needs are abundant and we want to continue being there to offer help in any way we can.
Despite the overwhelming number of requests, we are amazed by the number of people willing to volunteer and personally carry much-needed supplies to the island, week after week after week!
While there are a lot of ways to help the recovery efforts in Puerto Rico - whether with your time, hard-earned cash, or thoughts and prayers - our generous supporters have continued to offer to match every dollar raised through our site, while some retailers and manufacturers have also offered to double our orders, effectively quadrupling a dollar's impact through our fund! To ensure we have the most efficient operation, we're still sending supplies via volunteers who have offered to travel to the door of those in need, or direct via the postal service. This way we can rest assured that we are helping those who need it the most.
We appreciate anything you are willing to offer more than we can ever say. It will take a long time to recover, but we are encouraged by the tremendous demonstration of love and support we have already witnessed and experienced and are certain we will only be stronger in the end!
***NPRChamber is an IRS designated 501(c)3 charitable organization.***