Independent Rescue Mission - PR

Raising funds for my friends Sharmilie B-Ali & Raphael Ramos

To all friends & fellow parents out there;

Today I scream for help to the people...something I thought I'd never do. I humbled myself in the past week, to the point where my warrior spirit is shutting down.

I beg of you the opportunity to keep fighting to reach my son. People are hungry, sick, thirsty, afraid, sitting in top of a flooded house waiting for someone to rescue them, uncommunicated, wet, no power or running water indefinitely, roads and bridges were washed away or being blocked by huge trees impeding rescue efforts, government is very limited, local governments reduced to inefficient numbers, dead animals all over...all this occurring in the United States territory of Puerto Rico.

The plan is to finally board a commercial airline to SJU, renting an Off-Road Utility vehicle and depart to the center of the island (UTUADO). Once there I will commence the extraction plan. I have ropes, anchors, maps, water purification systems, carabiners, wind-up radio, flashlight, and USB charger, MRE's, digging tools, chemlights, signaling devices, zip ties, thermal blankets, diving mask/snorkel, etc.

I am still seeking a few items that will make my extraction much easier. Those would be a satellite portable HUB, and a trail GPS. If somehow those items can be borrowed. Promise of safe/return receipt.

Even if not able to donate please share. Sharing is as beneficial because it can reach the eyes of those with a heart of gold paired with the means to do something about this humanitarian catastrophe. If you have managed to read this far I want to thank your for at least taking the time. God Bless. 


A Desperate Dad and former USMC Infantry Sgt. Ramos / 0311

  • Steven Ruddle 
    • $1,000 
    • 49 mos
  • Plata Sun 
    • $200 
    • 49 mos
  • Bryan Vega 
    • $100 
    • 49 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $20 
    • 49 mos
  • Mahvish Ahmad 
    • $50 
    • 49 mos
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JoAnne Giorno 
Orlando, FL
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