Helping Puerto Rico Rise

Our Calling:
After Hurricane Maria devistated our beautiful island, we had an inner calling to help.   Puerto Rico is in need of many supplies, yet it is difficult to get these supplies to the people.  There are back ups with the ships and ports.  Once on the island, there is a shortage of truck drivers to get the supplies to the people.  Once the trucks have arrived to a town, there is a shortage of gas for people to get to the distribution locations.

Organizations in support of helping Puerto Rico currently prefer monetary donations over actual supplies.  But with this, comes a feeling of lost control.  Where is my money going?  What is it being used for?  What will be done if they have excess money?  We felt the need to do more.  

Our Plan:
We are collecting money via GoFundMe that will be used in Puerto Rico to buy supplies and be personally delivered to neighborhoods.  

After the campaign, brothers Jorge and Pepa Ralat along with Jeff Ptak will fly to Puerto Rico, on their own expense, and buy the supplies from a distribution center - supplies such as food, water, batteries, clothing, baby needs, etc. They plan to personally drive the supplies to the town where they grew up - Ponce, Puerto Rico - and deliver them to neighborhoods in need.  The neighborhoods will be notified of when Jorge, Pepa, and Jeff will arrive so the people are able to make arrangements to get the supplies.

What you can do to help:
Please donate.  If you have felt the desire to help, but were not sure where to send your money...  If you were unsure of which organization would maximize your donation...  If you were uneasy about what your money would  be used for...  If you would like to know exactly where your money is going and who it is helping...   

...please donate to our fund and help get supplies directly to the small neighboorhoods in Puerto Rico.  And then follow our journey!   We will post updates and pictures so you are able to see directly where your money has gone and who it has impacted.  

We thank you in advance for your help via donations and shares.  Together we will know that we have done a small part in Helping Puerto Rico Rise.

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Molly Ralat 
Fort Wayne, IN
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