This campaign has been updated to donate directly to the year round tourism and hospitality community members of Rincon, Puerto Rico, to give them financial aid and relief after the devastation of Hurricane Maria.
These donations will go directly to local business employees of businesses that I personally know, that assist tourism, and create wonderful hospitality experiences for visitors and locals of our beautiful town, Rincon.
My goal is to raise as much money as possible to either get people off island or to give them the financial relief they will all need in the wake of this disaster, so that they may all continue to stay strong, keep their faith in our amazing community, and rebuild better than ever.
If any parent or direct family member of an employee of the listed establishments below contacts me and needs financial assistance getting their child or family members off island they will be assisted first. You must confirm with me who it is and that they have stated they want to leave Puerto Rico at this time. I will book their flight off island as soon as possible with these funds first as everyone's safety is my priority.
I understand that many people would like to send supplies, at this point I feel my efforts are best focused on raising money for these community members that live year round in Rincon and livelihoods are based on tourism. They surely need assistance right now as their means to make a living are in limbo.
My name is Cassandra Raff of Rincon Events, and in-house event coordinator to La Copa Llena and Casa Islena Inn. You can find reviews of me and my work as an event planner in Rincon.
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These are the businesses whose employees I intend to donate to and assist as I know their specific owners, their employees, and their ties to the Rincon community. I have 100% faith that I may personally help them and give them and their employees funds that they need. I understand there are so many more businesses that we all love and will need assistance, these are those that I have personal relationships with and know I can assist by raising funds, no other businesses will be added at this point so that I may focus and give needed funds to those below. Please share and contribute in any way you possibly can. A donation of any amount, a share on your Facebook feed or with family members. Speak out for those that can not be heard.
La Copa Llena
Casa Islena Inn/Island House
Rincon Paddle Boards
Pintos "R" Us Trail Rides
Cowabunga Bar & Grill - Alisha Celt, John Lannigan, & Sweet Ryder
Di Leña Pizza/Kelly Kellogg, Raul Cancel, and their children
Tres Sirenas Inn
Pool Bar Sushi
Barefoot Adventures/Matt, Joy, & Mia Salvo
Ocean State of Mind
Tiah Scheible Animal Rescue
Puntas Surf School - Melissa Taylor & Nolan G Kascha
The Boarding House/Greg & Vanessa Noll
West Coast Ecuestre Equine Therapy
Calypso Tropical Cafe & Bar
My Blushing Bride
The Slider Shop/Javier, Graciela, and their baby
If you have any questions at all please reach out to me and I will do my best to answer them.
My Sincerest Gratitude and Love,
Campaign Cover Photo: Darren Muschett
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