Help For Puerto Rico! #hurricanehelp

Hello everyone ! We are Joseph/Ana and Danette/ Lucas . We live in Miami, FL but have plenty of family (grandmother,aunts, uncles, and cousins) in the beautiful Island of Puerto Rico! Yesterday, September 20th, 2017, was a devastating day for many. For all in Puerto Rico that lived through such a horrible hurricane. Watching their homes and land being destroyed. The feeling of impotence that is within them because they cannot reach family or anyone for help. The people outside of The island that have family there like us and so many others ! We are all worried to death and feel like our hands are tied because there is nothing we can do! Or is there ?! Well, of course there is ! This is exactly why we were compelled to create this page. We know that the entire island has suffered and it pleases me to see that we have so many big stars coming together to get donations for the island! I have faith that everything will get back to normal, eventually . In the meantime , we would love to help 2 very small barrios called Cubuy and Rio Blanco in Naguabo, PR. Our family lives here and they are in desperate need (as everyone else, I know ).Our goal is to purchase as much food/ basic first aid needs as possible. Once we meet the goal, we would withdraw all donations and purchase the items at a discounted rate from a local warehouse . We will use every dollar available after paying The GoFundMe fees for these items and for shipping if needed . Then, we Pack it into a container (or another method of shipment that will be determined closer to drop off point) and ship it directly to these barrios . We are aiming to meet our goal by October 10th, 2017 to then get the items and have them shipped directly to the local church (Iglesia De Dios Primitiva Incorporada) in Cubuy, Naguabo, PR. There are many family's up there that don't have any resources. The roads right now are completely blocked and no one can go in our out so we have yet to hear from anyone there. It's going to take some time for the roads to be ready, so that gives us just enough time to come together and get this done . We promise to you all, that this is all in good faith. We could not sit here with our arms crossed and not make an attempt . We ask you from the heart to contribute as much or as little as you can . Please don't be embarrassed if you only have $1! Give it and it will come back to you 10 fold . We promise to our families and to all of you helping, that this is all going directly to them. To the locals. I obviously cannot get enough donations for the entire island , but my faith in humanity has been restored because I see so many others coming together to help so I have faith that all of the island will receive the help that is desperately needed ! Many blessings to everyone and please share and re share ! We promise we will post pictures and updates as we go so you can all see where your donations went to!

Hola a todos! Somos Joseph/Ana y Danette/ Lucas y vivimos en Miami, FL , pero tenemos mucha familia en la isla del encanto ! Ayer, el 20 de Septiembre, 2017, fue un día devastador para la Isla. El huracán Maria, acabo con todo y ahora es nuestro momento para unirnos y ayudar ! El dolor que deben de sentir todos nuestros hermanos y hermanas escuchando el viento llevándose sus techos , dañando sus bellas tierras y árboles. La impotencia que deben de estar sintiendo sabiendo que sus familiares están preocupados por ellos y no poder comunicarse. Nosotros todos sentimos angustia no poder estar presente cuando más nos necesitan. Por eso nos vimos en necesidad de crear esta página. Ahora es el momento en que nosotros podemos sacarlos en adelante. Me da mucho orgullo ver a los artistas involucrados y buscando donaciones para la isla. Tengo fe en que todo será restablecido a su debido tiempo pero mientras tanto nos gustaría ayudar a dos pequeños barrios que se llaman Cubuy y Río Blanco en Naguabo, PR. Nuestras familias viven en estos barrios y no tienen recursos para poder ayudarlos con lo necesario. Solo sabemos que El Paso está cerrado. No se puede entrar ni salir de esos barrios. Se van a demorar unos días en arreglar El Paso , así que tenemos que aprovechar el tiempo para recaudar lo más posible. Nuestra meta es comprar todas las donaciones en comida y útiles de necesidad básica (medicinas, papel higiénico, toallas íntimas, comida de bebe, pañales, baterías, etc ) . Lo vamos a enviar directamente a estos barrios, a la iglesia local para la distribución. Le prometemos que esto lo hacemos de buena fe. Es importante la unión porque en la unión está la fuerza. Le agradecemos de corazón sus donaciones. No importa si solo tienen un dollar disponible, porque cada dollar nos lleva más cerca a la meta y si lo das con amor, sabes que siempre lo recibirás de vuelta pero con creces. Gracias de nuevo y por favor compartan esta página !
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Luisana Alvarez 
Organizer
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Danette Velez 
Beneficiary
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