Cabrera PR Infrastructure Fund

We are overwhelmed by the outpouring of concern for our family in Puerto Rico and personal requests to help during the difficult aftermath of Hurricane Maria.  As has been widely reported in the early hours of Wednesday, September 20, Hurricane Maria, a powerful Category 5 hurricane with 150 mph winds, made direct landfall on Puerto Rico, slicing through the entire island, drenching it with many feet of rain stripping much of the landscape bare, flattening what were once lush tropical rainforests, destroying the electrical grid, compromising dams, and cutting the entire island off from clean water. What’s happened since has been truly catastrophic for Puerto Rico.

After nearly four weeks, there is still little power on the island and in many places there is no water to drink, bathe in or to flush toilets. There’s limited food and cell service, and dozens of remote villages have been completely cut off from everything for weeks. 

Our family was severely impacted by this devastating event.   There is still no water and electricity in the sector where my parents reside in Sabana Grande. We are committed to rebuild a more sound home that is self-sufficient and independent of the current power infrastructure. To mitigate future power outages as the infrastructure of Puerto Rico is repaired, installation of solar panel system would ensure a consistent and renewable source of electricity.  In addition to the solar power system, we have an immediate need for a dual fuel portable generator, a cistern, a rainwater filtration system, and a chainsaw for clearing fallen trees. 

Many of you have asked how you can personally help our family and after much deliberation we have come up with a plan for a more permanent solution rather than a temporary band aid. Here is how you can get involved and help.

Our ask:


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Organizer and beneficiary

Everlidys Cabrera 
Chicago, IL
Francisca Cabrera 
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