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Adopt Comerio Today!

$40,009 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 227 people in 4 months

Adopt Comerio Now!

Carmen & Evelyn Hernandez have together pledged $20,000 to this life-saving initiative. This week we have placed an order of food aid (rice, beans, and canned meat) for immediate local delivery  to Comerio.  Clayco, Inc. has also generously donated their company plane to assist us in delivering medicines and other aid on November 1, 2017.   We have created this campaign so YOU CAN help keep this momentum going. 

Puerto Rico has been devastated by Hurricane Maria, creating a humanitarian crisis across the island. Unfortunately, aid has been slow and what you may not know is that while some aid is beginning to arrive, there is a desperate need for food and water across the island.  Comerio , a small town in the central mountains with 20,000 residents, is one of the towns in desperate need of food aid.  During the hurricane, the river rose over 80ft into the town causing catastrophic destruction, leaving 7000 households destroyed with no electricity and the town with no food or potable (drinking) water. 

As of October 12, 2017, more than 3 weeks after Hurricane Maria, FEMA and the National Guard have not fully addressed the lack of food and drinking water in this town.  The mayor, Josian Santiago, who has served this town for 16 years, said in an interview that people are drinking from a contaminated creek and are down to one meal a day and NO drinking water!  

He is desperately asking for our help and has provided us a list of food and medical supplies he needs to save the lives of those living in Comerio.

We would like to #AdoptComerioNow, bypassing all the red tape and getting supplies immediately to the people of Comerio.  We have partnered with the Segundo Ruiz Belvis Cultural Center, a Chicago-based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization (Tax Exempt Id # E9941-9017-02)("SRBCC"), for distribution to the hardest hit areas on the island.  

SRBCC has agreed to help us get food and other hurricane relief to Comerio NOW.  In collaboration with SRBCC, we will :  
 - Source market priced food, aid and disaster relief supplies from LOCAL suppliers on the island and can procure these goods locally for faster delivery of aid to Comerio;
- Procure additional food, supplies and medicine to be shipped via donated private flights for delivery to Comerio; and/or
- Coordinate the purchase of medicine, water filtration systems, and solar lighting supplies which will be transported to Comerio WITHIN THE NEXT TWO WEEKS (Nov. 1, 2017) via private plane generously donated by Clayco Inc.

Any remaining funds after these initiatiaves are fullfilled may be donated via SRBCC directly to the Municipality of Comerio hurricane disaster relief account: “ComerioSeLevanta” which remains tax deductible under IRS Code 170(c) and IRS Publication 526.

We are committed to supporting these efforts and ask you to join us today in helping to deliver needed hurricane disaster relief to Comerio, Puerto Rico.

You can make a real difference in the lives of Americans in Comerio.

Please donate today!

SRBCC is a member of the Puerto Rican Agenda, a non-profit organization ("PRA"), and the fiscal agent (administrator) of the Pallets and Planes Program.  SRBCC has agreed that funds raised from this page will be designated to purchase hurricane relief aid for Comerio including through: (i) the Pallets and Planes program administered by SRBCC if directed for delivery to Comerio; (ii) aid through food and medical supplies procured by SRBCC from local distributorships with competitive pricing for direct delivery to Comerio; (iii) aid through food, medical and disaster relief supplies purchased by SRBCC in the United States and shipped to Comerio i.e. water filters, solar lighting, batteries, medicines, or other items requested by Comerio for public use); and/or (iv) deposits into the ComerioSeLevanta tax deductible.

All donations greater than $250.00 will receive a tax deductibility donation letter from SRBCC in the first calendar quarter of next year before tax returns are due.  Smaller donations do not require this letter, as you may submit cancelled checks or credit card receipts as evidence of the donation to SRBCC for tax deduction purposes if audited.  You may consult with your tax advisor to confirm.
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Big Thanks to all of you who attended today's charity workout sessions sponsored by Chicago Performance Fit.

We also wanted to thank Chicago Performance Fit and Lisa Neimark for organizing this event.

We are so excited to announce that we raised over $2,000 to help those in Comerio, PR who were devastated by Hurricane Maria!

For those of you who weren't able to make today's event or aren't in the Chicago area, no worries, you can still contribute to this worthwhile initiative.

2018 is a brand new year so please consider donating to the campaign. There are still so many people without clean water, electricity and basic necessities.

Remember no amount is too small. Your support is greatly appreciated.

Please help spread the word by sharing on your wall!

Don't forget you can also follow the relief efforts on facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/adoptcomerio/
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Happy New Year Everyone!
I know together we can make 2018 a fabulous year!

We have an upcoming event for all of you in the Chicago area. We will help you shed those holiday pounds while helping the amazing people of Comerio, PR.

CFP is scheduling free charity workouts to raise awareness and donations to help those in Comerio, PR who were devastated by Hurricane Maria.

Sunday, January 7th at 12:00, 1:00 or 2:00 p.m. for a free charity workout at Chicago Fit Performance ("CFP"), located at 1535 N. Dayton (near the intersection of North Avenue and Clybourn).

There will be 3 FREE workouts to choose from:
12:00 p.m. - Core Session
1:00 p.m. - Tabata Session
2:00 p.m. - Metabolic Session

To register visit => www.charity-workout-pr-hurricane-relief.eventbrite.com

Please come to workout, sweat, smile, have a good time.

2018 is a brand new year so please consider donating to the campaign. There are still so many people without clean water, electricity and basic necessities.

Remember no amount is too small. Your support is greatly appreciated.

We look forward to seeing you at the gym!

Don't forget you can also follow the relief efforts on facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/adoptcomerio/

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Merry Christmas Everyone!

Feliz Navidad!

Dear Friends, thank you for all your support and donations.

Here is a thank you video from the mayor of Comerio with images of my sister’s visit last weekend delivering the first Christmas toys to all the children of the town affected by hurricane Maria.

https://www.facebook.com/municipioautonomo.decomerio/videos/1754148007942840/

Thank you for your donations. We will continue to help those in need!

The town of Comerio still has no electricity and potable water. The children are going to school only half days.

We still need your support - Please share these posts on your wall and donate to the campaign if you are able. Please help spread the word!

Also, come visit, like and follow our AdoptComerio Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/adoptcomerio
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Please check out our segment on Univision Chicago. They interviewed my sister Carmen and I regarding our Adopt Comerio relief initiative (minute 7).

Thank you to all our donors and a special appreciation to Omar Torres-Kortright who has done so much for the island and has helped us every step of the way.

Aquí una entrevista de Carmen y yo sobre nuestra ayuda al pueblo de Comerio después del huracán Maria (minuto 7) Gracias a todos los que donaron por su ayuda

https://www.facebook.com/univisionchicago/videos/10155681232691638/

We need your support more than ever during this holiday season. Please keep sharing these posts on your wall and donating to the campaign if you are able. Please help spread the word!

Also, come visit, like and follow our AdoptComerio Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/adoptcomerio

Happy Holidays!
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$40,009 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 227 people in 4 months
Funds raised will benefit:
Segundo Ruiz Belvis Cultural Center
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