On Wednesday, September 20th, 2017, Hurricane Maria devastated the island of Puerto Rico. Many homes and businesses were decimated, and Hogar Santa Marta was not spared. Santa Marta still operates with a generator from FEMA, which will need to be replaced. The unprecedented force of the water and wind caused key structural damage, including the elevator, roofs and ceilings, fences, all computer equipment, security system, kitchen equipment, and general structural damage to the physical plant. According to estimated quotations from various contractors, repairs are calculated at about $200,000, not including a new generator and/or installation of solar or other renewable energy systems.
Santa Marta is exempt from federal income tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Your donations will directly benefit the entire community that resides and works at Hogar Santa Marta. Funds will go directly to the residence, and will enable this community to start re-construction of their physical plant.
I am not an employee of Santa Marta, but have first-hand experience of the loving care they have provided to each and every elderly person who resides there, including my family members until the end of life. Your prompt response to this cause is greatly appreciated!
- Joseph & Kim Mancuso & Family
- Lauren Butler
- Tom & Rose Butler
- Lois Boericke
- Mary Harrison
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