On January 7th 2020, the southwestern part of the island of Puerto Rico was struck by a 6.4 magnitude earthquake. There have been 6 earthquakes of 5.0 magnitude and higher since December 2019 and not to mention numerous aftershocks and smaller earthquakes.
This has left the towns of Ponce, Guánica,Yauco,Guayanilla and Peñuelas and thousands of residents without power, property damage and total loss of their homes. Due to the ongoing possibility for more seismic activity, those affected have been sleeping in make shift camps,shelters and sleeping outside.
As you can imagine, the island and its residents are still recovering from Hurricane Maria in
On behalf of Borikén Foundation, our goal is to raise funds to help relief efforts in Puerto
We are in process of working with other organizations and our volunteers in Puerto Rico to assess need and provide immediate
assistance in terms of clothing, toiletries and other items.
The foundation also has a tool lending library on the island and the goal is to obtain
tools and generators.
Please consider donating to this effort and please share with your friends and families.
- Ayn Dietrich-Williams
- Nacaly Torres
- Sandra Arney
- Alyssa Thompson
- Melissa Mechler