Albuquerque Vets for Puerto Rico

Myself and another ex-soldier are traveling to Puerto Rico on the 7th to hand out supplies. It is our intention to land in San Juan and to be transported as far as road conditions will allow and then trek to the smaller communities that have no means of being reached by road to hand out everything we have. Once we have given all that we can, it's our goal to clear roads as much as we can using hand tools (Fuel is scarce and there is no power). We have several hand operated winches to do this.

Why are we doing this?
Puerto Rico is still without power. Power restoration to residential areas is not promised anytime soon - (at least 6 months in most cases). If the Guajataca Dam fails it will flood the homes of at least 70,000 Americans. If you have ever had a nightmare about you and your family becoming homeless; there is no comparison for being homeless in a rainforest environment. 

 

What Do We Need?

Funds will be used for the following items:
LifeStraws - Purifies water off the ground and good for 1000 liters.

Mobile/solar power banks - Of the 1,600 cell tower on the island 1,360 are knocked out. Restoring radio communication on the island is one of the largest priorities. When communication is restored there will still be no power for people to use their cell phones. These banks will allow town to communicate again and give communities the ability to report their sick, wounded or emergencies. These charge any USB style devices to include Handheld radios, flashlights, etc.

First Aid Kits and Common Medicines - People are sick and can't get the medicine they need.  Common medicines such as ibuprofen and Tylenol can be life savers until supply has been restored. - especially children dosage.

Military Rations (MREs) - They don't expire and are calorie heavy. These can keep the hungry fed with minimal preperation. 

  • Carol Pierce 
    • $50 
    • 48 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $250 
    • 49 mos
  • Patricia Jones 
    • $50 
    • 49 mos
  • Birgit Carroll 
    • $50 
    • 49 mos
  • Miguel Martins 
    • $70 
    • 49 mos
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Organizer

Blake Azuela 
Organizer
Albuquerque, NM
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