Help our Community in Puerto Rico

                         WE NEED YOUR HELP NOW  

My name is Bruce Gordon residing in Long Island,N.Y since 1984. I met my wife Carmen-Garcia in Carolina, Puerto Rico.  We have Two adult children My wife's family of origin as well as extended family reside in Carolina , Puerto Rico. The island is currently in a state of emergency as a result of the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria.

Maria is the worst storm to hit PR since 1928, to say that it has devastated the island is an understatement.

Power may not be  restored  for 6 months or longer.

Up To  100% of island without electrical  power.

Most if  not all of the Island is without fresh water supply or no water at all (pumping stations destroyed or flooded).

Cellular data and internet service down or minimum service.  

Government's essential services may take months to restore.

Food and essential items may take time to re-stock in warehouses.Medication and health care is already limited.

GDP is dependent on tourism.  This will already strain the  economy dramatically as Puerto Rico is already financially strapped and in massive debt.  


Campeche,Carolina Community

Our family and extended family has been living in Campeche,Carolina, PR for 6 Generations on the same plot of land . This is a strong, independent, proud  large family with ties to the comminuty for a long time. 


WHAT THE FUNDS WILL BE USED FOR:

100% of all funds raised will go to  the residents of the Campeche communiity  . I am looking to Schedual  a flight as soon as Jet Blue commercial flights resume. All transportation and meals and ancillary expenses WILL NOT BE TAKEN OUT OF THE GO FUND ME DONATIONS. We are helping our family financially and will continue to do so moving forward for the next  several months and beyond. Thankfully, most of our immediate family members sustained minor structural damages to their homes and are grateful for that. However, the entire commuinty  is without  gas, electric,  and water as they contend with a limited infrastructure.

The items are needed not as a luxury but to sustain basic human needs - food, water, medical supplies-first aid kits, towels,soaps, can goods and a warm meal.       
 In order to help sustain the local economy  in Puerto Rico to all supplies will be purchased from local community merchants and businesses in Carolina, Puerto Rico . If not possible, items will be purchased in New York and shipped to Puerto Rico.

The listed items will help the residents and family members in this close-knit community of Carolina. 

                      SOME OF THE NEEDED ITEMS

·         Generators (essential refrigeration and lights)

·         Five  Gallon Gas  Storage Containers

·         Chainsaws

·         Rakes, Shovels, Wheel Barrels

·         Batteries

·         Battery powered Radios

·         Flash lights

·         Water Bottles 

·         Daily food items

·         Dry goods

·         Dry clean clothing

·         Medicine and medical supplies

·         Cleaning supplies
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Organizer

Bruce Gordon 
Organizer
Huntington Station, NY
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