Puerto Rico Relief Trip

Our non-profit organization is collecting donations to provide aid in the aftermath of the recent destructive hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria. From an economic standpoint, hurricane Harvey is the second most costly natural disaster following hurricane Katrina (2005). We are taking on the task of providing meals for families that have been displaced and forced out of their homes. I am personally traveling to Texas next month (Columbus Day/Canadian Thanksgiving Weekend) to start off this project and support the rescue, recovery and clean up operations in the Houston area.

Millions of Puerto Ricans are without power, water and shelter. Upon research, finding a way into the country to provide aid has proven to be quite difficult.  Some of our workers in Brooklyn are not able to contact their family members. We are trying our best to locate and provide resources to them directly. They need everything from clothing, water, food to personal hygiene products and medical care. We will be collecting physical donations at 1420 Bushwick Ave, Brooklyn NY 11207 Attn: Special Projects. These funds will be used to purchase goods for families in need.

If you have not donated to any causes so far, please consider donating to this one. Unlike some other organizations, we do not need funds to pay our staff. Our employees will be donating their time, resources and personal finances to provide aid in these areas that have suffered much loss and devastation in the recent weeks. What we need from you is your support in helping communities that depend on our intervention.

Our goal is $2000 but there is no maximum. We will distribute everything we collect in the short time we have to take action. This will all take place in a few weeks so time is our only constraint. We can all represent for humanity by helping to provide for families that have lost everything. Thank you in advance for your contributions in supporting this mission.

 
Benarge Igwe, MBA

 

Director of Special Projects/Operations
  • Naseeb Sadaphal 
    • 140 $ 
    • 49 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • 500 $ 
    • 49 mos
  • NINA REMEKIE 
    • 50 $ 
    • 49 mos
  • Estefania Xavier 
    • 20 $ 
    • 49 mos
  • Omolara Akinyode 
    • 20 $ 
    • 49 mos
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Organizer

Benarge Igwe 
Organizer
Brooklyn, NY
Family Services Network of New York (Fsnny) 
Registered nonprofit
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