Hurricane Maria Disaster Relief
My name is princess Nokia. I am New York born Puerto Rican.
In recent events, my home country of Puerto Rico has recently suffered a terrible devastating tragedy by the affects of hurricane irma and Maria.
The current state of Puerto Rico is considered to be at apocalyptic loss.
It is estimated that 1.6 million house holds have had no electricity for 5 days. As of now 11 of the 69 hospitals in the entire island have sort of power.
All major satelite transmitters and phone operators have been entirely out of power. The majority of the population have no contact with the outside world and are unable to communicate their needs in time of relief, nor are they able to inform their loved ones abroad that they there are safe, or alive.
56 % of the islands population has no safe drinking water
Everyday basic human necessities such as shelter, food, medical supplies, and fuel are becoming more scarce.
Elderly, terminally ill , pregnant and expecting medical patients are suffering in despair as well as potential death without proper medical accommodations.
At the moment, there are currently only 10 commercial airplanes that are allowed to travel out of San Juan airport because of the lack of power generators available to fuel planes.
Puerto Rico is in a severe current state of crisis that threatens the very lives of its citizens.
Puerto Rico is an unincorporated territory of the United States located in the northeast Caribbean Sea.
All Puerto Rican citizens share American citizenship since 1917.
The president of the United States, has done a terribly job providing coverage, sympathy, and relief aid to Puerto Rico in its Time of crisis, and the federal government has been slow and discreet in bringing national awareness and prompter assistance to its people.
It is predicted that if more attention and national help isn’t brought to assist Puerto Rico, the island as we know it will cease to be Inhabitable or all citizens. This is a matter of historical humanitarian crisis.
Because of this devastating tragedy and monumental destruction, citizens of Puerto Rico are now being faced with fighting for their very survival; amongst their community due to extremely limited resources. Statistics shows Violence and death tolls will soon increase .
Realistically the most imminent assisting and rebuilding of Puerto Rico will take several months up to a year. Serious renovations of land formation and geographical recuperation will most likely take several years..
Because of the previous impending debt crisis in Puerto Rico, the realistic rebuilding of the island will Create more economic despair and controversy.
As a musician I am looking to use my platform of notoriety to bring awareness as well as contribution to this relief..
In awareness of the catastrophic events that have recently occurred across the world, specifically in the Caribbean and Mexico, i send my deepest and sincerest sympathy to those who have been affected dearly by global devastation. I have chosen to direct my focus and efforts on island of Puerto Rico as to be a better service to the people of my country and ancestors.
I am creating this go fund me, to directly provide imminent care and support to the people of Puerto Rico as a gesture of solidarity, and alliance with my mother country. This go fund me will serve as a personal 100% non profit organization that will serve to assist the island and people of Puerto Rico in its dire time of need.
Donations to the fund will serve to assist Puerto Rico over the next few months.
Donations to this fund will serve to cover costs of
Clean Water in mass bulk
Transferable & alternative fuel and gasoline
Non perishable food
Charitable on site meals
Spiritual and emotional trauma counseling
Cargo plane expenses
Cost of air fare
When entry way to Puerto Rico becomes more accessible again, I will be organizing a relief trip with a trusted group of disaster relief organizers, construction volunteers, & medical and spiritual practitioners. We are hoping to bring direct contact and support to the island and it citizens over the next few months.
My goal is to make frequent trips to Puerto Rico over the coarse of the year to help provide much needed care In every way that I can
Thank you to all the amazing organizations that have been stead fast in collecting generous amounts of donations to provide care in the midst of this devastation.