On September 20th, 2017, a massive Category 4 Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico, resulting in millions of American citizens losing power and clean water for months and the loss of 2,975 lives
. Within a week, nearly 70 people, comprised mostly of Puerto Ricans residing in the Puget Sound Region, met in Seattle to discuss tangible ways to help provide immediate relief to victims of Hurricane Maria; this resulted in the creation of the La Isla Foundation
. With the generous donations and support of those near and far, our volunteer-led non-profit organization has raised approximately $50,000 to date.
For this one-year anniversary, we will share on social media
some of ways La Isla Foundation has offered relief through volunteer work and your donations in addition to providing ways that we can continue to uplift and rebuild Puerto Rico together.
We are sincerely grateful for your continued support in the form of time and donations that have undoubtedly made an impact on and off the island, evident by the words of gratitude we have received from the people in the towns we helped.
Today, we are setting a goal for 2,975 people, one for every loss of life, to donate $5
, about the cost of a medium latte, towards our ongoing hurricane relief efforts. So, will you pledge to put down your latte and raise up Puerto Rico?
La Isla Foundation Board