On Wednesday, September 20th, the worst storm to hit in nearly a century - Hurricane Maria crashed across the entire U.S. territory of Puerto Rico, making landfall with winds approaching 150 mph. Widespread destruction from has left almost the entire island without power, and many without running water or cell phone service.
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Just a week later, its devastating impact is becoming more clear. Most of the U.S. territory currently has no electricity or running water, fewer than 250 of the island’s 1,600 cellphone towers are operational, and damaged ports, roads, and airports are slowing the arrival and transport of aid. PPI team members' communication with family living on the island has been severely limited.
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As relief and rescue operations continue, we need to do what we can to help our immediate and extended PPI family. PPI has set up a GoFundMe account for families of PPI team members who have been affected by the recent hurricanes - Irma and Maria. Funds will be evenly distributed to victims, to pay for shelter, food, water, medical supplies and other desperately needed necessities.
Please help us to lend a helping hand by showing your support and helping us achieve and exceed our goal of $3,500. No contribution is too big or small.
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