Hurricane Relief Needed for In-laws

It should come as no surprise to anyone that Puerto Rico is in dire straits and its people are struggling just to stay alive as the food supply is diminishing, potable water is not available, and electricity is no more.  People are getting desperate and stopping at nothing to get what they want/need.  This leaves us worried and concerned for our family - not only for their health, but also their well being.

As of today, the airport is planning to reopen to get people out of the country. Unfortunately many individuals, in-laws included, must leave what they have behind. The lives they had have been changed forever and now they have to make a fresh start. Many have homes that are inhabitable and their jobs cease to exist. The first step in the right direction is to put them under our roof with food, electricity and water - something we don't think about much from day to day but is fundamental to their survival.  The next step will be to find them an affordable place to live, a stable job, and the ability to provide for themselves.  This will be a long process, but I know we will help to get them there soon!

This gofundme ask is to assist my in-laws in getting that fresh start and the road to recovery. My wife and I will be bringing them to CA to live with us until they can get on their feet. We will be bringing over my mother-in-law, father-in-law, sister-in-law, and niece to start. None will have jobs, cars, etc. They will simply be coming over with the clothes on their backs and whatever survived the hurricane and will fit into their suitcase.

Please help me to help them get back on their feet.

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No es sorpresa que Puerto Rico está pasando por uno de los momentos más difíciles en la historia. Sus ciudadanos están tratando de sobrevivir en lo poco que queda en la isla. La comida ha comenzado a escasear, no tienen electricidad, gasolina y muchos de ellos no tienen agua potable.

El aeropuerto de San Juan ha reanudado sus funciones para así poder sacar a muchos ciudadanos fuera del país. Desafortunadamente, muchos puertorriqueños incluyendo a mi suegros, tendrán que dejar todo atrás. La vida que ellos tenían ha cambiado para siempre y ahora les toca comenzar de nuevo. Muchos se han quedado sin hogar y sin trabajos. Debemos hacer todo lo posible por ayudar a nuestros hermanos puertorriqueños a obtener nuevos hogares, comida, agua y electricidad. No cabe duda que esto será una larga y ardua jornada.

Esta campaña de "gofundme" ha sido creada con la intención de ayudar a mis suegros a recuperarse de está devastación y para poder ayudarlos a salir de la isla. Mi esposa y yo le proveeremos un techo a mis suegros, cuñadas, cuñados y sobrinos en California hasta que ellos puedan salir adelante por sí solos. Ninguno de ellos tendrá empleo, automóviles, casas, etc. Vendrán sólo con algunas pertenencias en mano.

Su ayuda será totalmente agradecida. Por favor ayúdame a levantar a mi familia, ayúdame a levantar a Puerto Rico....

Donations

  • Anonymous 
    • $75 
    • 48 mos
  • Milla Alefi 
    • $300 
    • 48 mos
  • Naomi Kwon 
    • $200 
    • 48 mos
  • Natalie Tynan  
    • $50 
    • 48 mos
  • Brad and Lisa Heitzmann  
    • $100 
    • 48 mos
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Organizer

Jason Black 
Organizer
San Ramon, CA
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