Away from the hustle and bustle of the San Juan metro area, Cabo Rojo has long been a favorite destination for local tourism with its great seafood and many breathtaking beaches, one of them among the world’s top 20 most beautiful beaches (take a virtual tour yourself by clicking here http://youtu.be/nVinfvVt1yA). Legend says that Cabo Rojo, which means Red Cape, was named by Christopher Columbus after the red colored cliffs in its southernmost point where its famous lighthouse ‘El Faro de los Morrillos’ is located. Hurricane damages to the town are estimated at $276 Million. Almost 2000 homes lost their roofs and many waterfront homes and local businesses were swallowed by the ocean or sustained irreparable damage. The areas of Joyuda and Puerto Real, Cabo Rojo’s top seafood gastronomic destination and fishing village, respectively, were hit particularly hard. Having grown up in this beautiful haven where many of my family members and friends live today, seeing the hurricane’s impact is not just emotionally devastating, but a very personal call to action.
Will you help me help my people? By donating to this fund, you can be a part of Cabo Rojo’s recovery, fueling life into a community that greatly needs help to rebuild. I am personally working with locals to ensure that funds are channeled to the most needed. If you or a friend are from Cabo Rojo and have been wondering how you can help, you’ve come to the right place! My goal is to collect $10,000 by mid-December, to reach people by Christmas and give them not only help but hope.
On behalf of all people from Cabo Rojo, I express my deepest gratitude for any donation you can make to this cause. Every prayer and every dollar counts. There is a ton of work ahead but I have a lot of hope in the resilient character of my people. The generosity of those of us who are blessed with so much will go a long way into showing them that we care and are willing to reach out. Together we can make a difference in bringing hope and life to people who need us. May you be blessed abundantly for caring!
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