Hurricane Relief: Punta Santiago

$32,202 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 96 people in 20 months
  The Community Sustainability Center was created by Programa de Educación Comunal de Entrega y Servicio (P.E.C.E.S., Inc. ) and Voz Activa to address the needs of Punta Santiago, Humacao and the eastern region of Puerto Rico on the aftermath of Hurricanes Irma and Maria in September of 2017.    The Center will facilitate a recovery process following the principles of sustainable, just, and community-based development. It will foster the evolution of both P.E.C.E.S. and the eastern region.    Our work covers these main areas:
Emergency relief: distribution of first response aid, like canned food, water, and personal care articles.
Protecting community rights: education and support regarding citizens and consumers rights on topics like insurance, mortgages, loss of personal documents and other legal processes.
Community empowerment: workshops and training on participatory processes, sustainable community-based planning, communication for development, and other topics.
Long-term sustainability and resilience support: facilitating networks and alliances for renewable energy sources, sensible planning and rebuilding, and community preparedness; also, promoting that construction, social work and other services needed are locally based and from providers who take solidarity and sustainability into account when doing business.

   Your support will help us both immediately and in the long run. You will be funding basic relief, and also the planning and educational processes needed so our communities do not have to suffer this ordeal again.
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P.E.C.E.S. has spent the last couple of weeks rearranging its facilities to serve the need for water and food distribution (remember there is no electric power in Punta Santiago), while getting ready to relaunch its regular social services. Also, providing legal assistance to neighbors for their FEMA appeals. There is still so much to do in our road to recovery. Here is a video of the final installation phase of the SunSpring water filtration system, which will allow for easier and safe water distribution, thanks to H2OpenDoors. Please continue to help so we can move forward to the rebuilding phase. Thanks!
SunSpring water filtration system, PECES
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A visit by NBC NY shows the long road to recovery, but also highlights what we've been able to do thanks to you. Please share, and invite others to donate. https://www.nbcnewyork.com/on-air/as-seen-on/Recovery-a-Slow-Process-in-Parts-of-Puerto-Rico_New-York-468918813.html
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We are grateful to Oxfam, and to the Access to Justice Fund Foundation for choosing P.E.C.E.S. as one of the providers of legal assistance for hurricane victims. As you will see in this story, this is crucial work for moving on from relief to recovery and reconstruction. Please share with friends and family so they can support complementary services with their donations. Thanks! And a happy 2018! https://www.oxfamamerica.org/explore/stories/puerto-rico-anxiously-waiting-for-fema/
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NBCNews followed up on Punta Santiago and P.E.C.E.S.' work towards sustainable recovery. Please share the story with friends and family and invite them to support our campaign. Happy New Year!! https://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/puerto-rico-crisis/anger-grows-hope-fades-puerto-rico-s-ground-zero-remains-n833421
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$32,202 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 96 people in 20 months
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Punta Santiago, PR
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