UPDATE: We are heading to Freeport Bahamas to help with rescue efforts in response to Hurricane Dorian.
I am the director of Puerto Rico Legal Corp. (Puerto Rico Legal Project) and will be providing all donations to Puerto Rico Legal Corp. by deposit to their account.
The Puerto Rico Legal project (PRLP), a 501c3 Charity, Puerto Rico Non-Profit Corporation and Florida Registered Fundraising entity was started in 2017 to serve those in the more underprivileged and poor areas of the US Territory Island of Puerto Rico. PRLP’s initial and continuing vision is to provide legal access to all people regardless of their financial means.
As we all know in late 2017 hurricane Maria ravaged the island and caused catastrophic damage to the infrastructure of Puerto Rico. The board of PRLP felt moved to add to its founding charter to help provide Emergency Aid and Social Services to its vision and went on to raise over $100,000 that was used to bring supplies to Puerto Rico’s hardest hit areas. In addition, through PRLP’s Legal clinics 100s of island residents were assisted with FEMA aid claims and Insurance resolution assistance. (PRLP Legal Clinics are funded by separate donors and no emergency aid donations are used for those purposes.)
In 2018 as the hurricane season ramped up PRLP felt moved to expand even further its social services Emergency Response into the mainland United States delivering aid, volunteers and rescue workers to North Carolina during hurricane Florence and aid and volunteers to the Florida Pan Handle after Hurricane Michael. PRLP was one of a handful of organizations awarded certification to raise private funds by the State of Florida for the response to Hurricane Michael and maintains the ability to fundraise for other social services and Emergency Response work.
The difference between PRLP and other relief organizations is that a member of the board is at every aid delivery to make sure that it got to the people who need it most. Also, PRLP does not use any donations for operational costs so 100% of the donation goes directly to the food, water and other urgently needed supplies.
The PRLP Emergency Response Team has become known for its prompt response to emergency situations around the island of Puerto Rico and throughout the Southeastern United States and has been featured in numerous news stories, radio interviews and news articles. Some links are below:
In 2019 we have already seen many devastating Emergency needs from Tornados to Flooding. In an expansion of the PRLP Emergency Response Team we are raising funds for our swift emergency response team.
All proceeds will go directly to purchasing supplies and equipment in preparation for Natural Disaster Emergency response throughout the Southeastern United States and Puerto Rico.
As you think about your decision as to whether to support this great cause, we ask you to consider, How much is one life worth?
In the 2 years since its start PRLP has provided 100s of thousands of meals, 10s of thousands of gallons of water, clothes, soap and sanitary products, participated in 100s of water rescues and many other life saving efforts. Your donation, big or small will save a life. Thank you for your consideration.
ALL DONATIONS OF ANY AMOUNT APPRECIATED
Registered as a non-profit corporation in Puerto Rico as Puerto Rico Legal Corp. DBA Puerto Rico Legal Project
501c3 Identification number 66-0884093
Florida Department If Agriculture Fundraiser ID #CH57135
- Jill mersek
- Jacquie Austin
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