Relief For Puerto Rico



Founded by Richard “Crazy Legs” Colón of the legendary Rock Steady Crew, Rock Steady For Life (RSFL) is committed to helping the people of Puerto Rico in the devastating aftermath of Hurricane Maria and beyond. RSFL is a fiscally-sponsored nonprofit started in September 2017. With the help of Red Bull, Waves For Water, artists of the Puerto Rican diaspora—Puerto Rico Rob, DJ Tony Touch, DJ G-Bo The Pro, DJ Enuff—and the Port Morris Distillery, RSFL has:

- Provided 200,000 people all over the island with access to clean drinking water, in partnership with Waves For Water and Red Bull 
- Provided 3000 solar lamps to inland areas and the deaf community on the island, in partnership with MPOWERD and Off-The-Grid Missions 
- Helped facilitate over 900,000 lbs. of relief goods and supplies to the west side of island
- Provided hygienic supplies, basic meds and antibiotics to families on the island
- Raised funds for the purchase of solar power for the Boys & Girls Club of Puerto Rico, in partnership with The 86 Company 
- Donated funds to El Departameto de la Comida, Visit Rico  and Pura Emuna to support sustainable local agriculture and food sovereignty
- Provided 650+ new toys and games used for rehabilitation to children with disabilities and autism at SER de Puerto Rico, whose toys were destroyed due to flooding after the hurricane
- Donated funds to Today, I’m Brave’s 100Roofs Project to rebuild roofs for families whose homes are still under blue tarps, and to empower young people with carpentry skills to rebuild for themselves and their communities

 As we continue our mission, we are now focused on creating a stronger and more sustainable infrastructure on the island by providing solar power to all 12 of the Boys & Girls Club’s clubhouses in Puerto Rico. With solar power, each club can better serve its community, act as a safe space during a crisis and provide access to clean water—without having to rely on electricity. This will also help maintain a sense of normalcy for children and their families during uncertain times. Additionally, with over 240 schools closed since Hurricane Maria, the Boys & Girls Club’s educational and career-development programs are more important than ever!
89% of the children and youth they serve live in poverty. But by providing the necessary tools, opportunities and nurturing to become leaders, and reach their academic, personal and professional goals, Clubs empower kids to create their own economic security and break the generational cycle of poverty.

So how much does it cost to equip one clubhouse with solar energy? About $370,000. This is our largest undertaking yet, but we believe in the power and strength of numbers—TOGETHER, we can do this! Our plan is to work on one clubhouse at a time, starting with the location in the Villa Prades sector in Río Piedras (coincidentally, Río Piedras also happens to be where Colón’s father was born and raised).

THANK YOU to everyone who has donated and supported! None of this would be possible without you and words can’t express our gratitude. We hope you’ll help us spread the word and invite more individuals and corporations to support this ever-important mission. Que Viva Puerto Rico!!!

 
All funds and withdrawals are managed by Richard "Crazy Legs" Colón. RSFL is committed to full transparency of where these funds are being allocated and will post regularly as we deliver donations. All funds (except for those that must go toward Go Fund Me fees) have and will go directly to helping the people of Puerto Rico. No contributions are spent on our organization’s operational costs or personal expenses.
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Organizer

Rich Colon 
Organizer
Jersey City, NJ
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