Help uplift our Vieques community
After the two September 2017 devastating hurricanes, Vieques is STILL without power and many are without adequate water, food, and fuel. Hurricanes Irma and Maria were some of the worst in Puerto Rico's history, with winds over 160 MPH. Government resources have been scarce for those on the small island of Vieques; and for the elderly, sick, and poor citizens, it’s been nearly impossible. OUR MISSION IS ALWAYS TO SERVE THE MOST NEEDY.
WE ARE GOING DOOR TO DOOR TO PROVIDE WATER, FOOD, AND AID We are still finding people in critical condition in their collapsed homes, and many more survivors hanging by a thread. Help is critically needed in the forms of donations (monetary and in-kind) and volunteers.
OUR IMMEDIATE PRIORITIES ARE:
•Door-to-door search to identify those most at risk and provide critical services
•Reestablishing our Food Bank that was obliterated by Hurricane Maria
•A new truck to gather supplies from the main island and distribute them in Vieques
•Providing access to medical services
•Access to food, water, safe shelter and medicine
•Visit our website at COREFI.org to find out more about our work on Vieques since 2008, donate on a monthly basis, and volunteer.
Every dollar you donate will go to COREFI, a totally volunteer non-profit http://www.corefi.org
COREFI: A Vieques non-profit established in 2008
COREFI is a 501(c)3 organization led by Viequense native Ana Sonia Ventura Morales. We serve the most needy in Vieques: the elderly, the sick, and the disabled. We are 100% volunteer-powered. As our organization and the needs of Vieques have grown, we plan to grow and continue to help lead Vieques by providing all of our people with access to food, medicine, shelter, jobs, and sanitary living conditions. Perhaps most importantly, we believe in the dignity and improving the lives of all those on Vieques.
Our goal is to leverage our collective strengths to help Vieques. We help independent relief programs, like Vieques Love and Hope Builders, that were created in response to Maria and that are receiving charitable grants and contributions through COREFI in this time of crisis. Our budgets remain small and independent of these programs
COREFI is a charitable organization described by section 501(c)(3) of the Tax Code
The small island of Vieques, off the coast of Puerto Rico is becoming known as a vacation paradise for those fortunate enough to visit.
But... COREFI a non-profit organization is in need of funds especially considering that our oldest population faces increased transportation, food, and medical supply needs.
We have helped many of these often unseen citizens travel to Dr appointments, repair leaky roofs, read personal mail ... supply whatever is needed.
Please help those stuggling in our community.
Thank you for any donation.
This is Lisa Young, a volunteer with COREFI. We are handicapped by no power (almost 3 months now) and virtually no internet to report on our daily activities. Please refer to Corefi Vieques and recent interviews with Veteran Disaster Relief for our most recent uploads. Each day we try to save at least one life. Going house to house, with our few volunteers, we find people still living in rubble, unable to reach food, water or critical medical relief. Given resources, we could expand our client base exponentially. There are so many that haven't been triaged yet. We have been relying on other volunteer groups such as Humanity 1st Drs, 3 Nails Project, Hope Builders, Unity Warriors, church and private donors to bring humanitarian relief to Vieques. The situation remains critical and your support is literally saving lives. Thank you for helping us to help the most frail, indigent and marginal victims of Maria... Every penny received will be accounted for and go directly to relieving this epic humanitarian crisis.