Raising Puerto Rico

Many of you have asked how you can help after the wake of Hurricane Maria. Thankfully, most of our friends and family in Puerto Rico are safe. Unfortunately, the island is expected to be without power for the coming months.  The lines at the markets are very long, and people are in need of daily essentials.

 We are asking for your donation to support our families, friends, and local communities.  While aid is reaching parts of the island, we want to ensure our loved ones and dear neighbors can manage through these hard times. Many of them prepared for the short term, but the next few weeks bring a lot of uncertainty.

 We will ship requested items (batteries, generators, flashlights, etc.) to our communities by establishing a few reachable pickup locations.  A successful campaign could also allow us to give monetary help to those in our communities who need it the most.

 We will bring sunshine to their lives with your help! We have to start our efforts soon, and we appreciate your donation by Monday, October 2nd.

 Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

 María Maldonado & Desirée Pacheco


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Organizer and beneficiary

Desiree Pacheco 
Portland, OR
Maria Maldonado 
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