Unfortunately all the houses were completely devastated and currently unlivable.
My 93 yrs old grandmothers roof was sheered off, my fathers house next door as well had sections peeled away. My older sisters two homes were heavily damaged and she has lost everything inside them when the roofs were torn off and the ocean came in.
There are hundreds of stories like this in the barrio of Playita Cortada, Santa Isabel town. One of the most difficult things to do is ask for help, but crowd sourcing is such an essential way to come together and so many friends and colleagues have asked how they can help... rest assured 100% of donations will be going to relief efforts and there is zero funds going to administration. As far as the administration of the donations received, I will be volunteering to hand out the funds for projects in Playita Cortada, specifically the rebuilding of roofs and a portion with go to the local community center for micro finance loans as a grant that will continue to give back in Playita Cortada.
Alternatively I will be collecting locally some simple clothing items and canned/dry food items to ship, please reach out to me to coordinate a pick up or on a coffee break please send anything via USPS to P.O.Box 1556 Santa Isabel, PR 00757 C/O A Leon
Please help with anything you can donate. Help me reach the goal to start buying materials and essentials to return a small sense of normalcy back to the homes and small community. Our family is one of the many families in town that people knew you could count on for help... my dad helped build the community center which is now being utilized to help others.
Please give. If everyone just gave $5 or more of time, supplies or cash… the exponential result would help tremendously.
With warm thanks from me and my family, hoping to welcoming you to our repaired town one day.
Many thanks, noel
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