Maria Relief: Rincon, Puerto Rico

Hurricane Maria has launched a humanitarian crisis throughout the island of Puerto Rico, home to 3.5 million Americans.  ALL of these people have been left without power and basic survival resources.  My family in Rincon continue to be unreachable and without commmunication. We know very little about their condition but reports indicate that there is no water, a tremendous scarcity in food, and an immense lack of infrastructure to attend to sick, elderly, and needy persons. 

My mom and I are taking it upon ourselves to seek donations for the region of Rincon, her hometown.  We have partnered with La Rosa Del Monte Movers to begin shipping resources to PR as soon as the island is ready to receive.  Rosa Del Monte has pledged to prioritize shipments to Puerto Rico in the coming weeks, and is ready to deliver directly to our address in Barrio Pueblo, Rincon. Carr 414, Km 4.9.  She will be traveling there to distribute the donations in the coming weeks.  We plan to continue to share updates, photographs, receipts, and testimonials. 

In addition to monetary donations we will be hosting a week of pick-ups - if you have any surplus items at home or can purchase goods for donation, my mom will be doing rounds of collection throughout Miami-Dade county. Please email Judy if you would like to make a donation this way. [email redacted]

Immediate needs: 

Food (non-perishable) 
Meal replacement drinks (Ensure, Boost)

Flashlights, lanterns
Portable fans
Batteries
Solar Chargers
Radios
Gas tanks (monetary donation only)

Hygienic products (toilet, feminine)
Medicine (Ibuprofen, Aspirin, Allergy)
Antibiotic creams, Desitin 
Baby care & diapers
Adult diapers 
Mosquito repellent 
Hand sanitizer
Toothpaste, soap

First Aid- Battery powered:
Blood pressure monitor
Thermometers
 

Long-term: portable generators (much more expensive)

The government has estimated the power grid will take at least 3-4 months to rebuild in order to return normalcy to homes, resume businesses, and reopen schools. 

These items will continue to be in high demand for months on end, and even our donations will rapidly diminish.  

Please do what you can and spread the word. We are dedicated to contributing every resource possible to this cause.
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Organizer

Laura Karina Morcate 
Organizer
Doral, FL
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