Share a Meal & Give Hope

Share a Meal & Give Hope!

Hurricane Maria is regarded as the worst natural disaster on record and left unprecedented destruction in Puerto Rico. It caused catastrophic damage, started a major humanitarian crisis and destroyed much of the infrastructure, which will take years to rebuild. Many families need help NOW, and I would like to give and help with your support, especially to a place that I hold dear in my heart and that has given me everything. The place where I grew up and where I call home, Puerto Rico. After witnessing the struggle that has unfolded over the last several weeks, I realize I can’t do this alone. I am asking for your help.

(Hurricane Maria's destruction in Puerto Rico. “From the air, it looked like an atomic bomb hit.” says photographer Ricardo Arduengo, who shot this image from a drone.)

Share a meal with the people affected by hurricane María in the Southwest (Las Marias, Maricao, San Sebastian, Lares) region of Puerto Rico. For the past week we have volunteered with other organization as ADRA, in an effort to feed over 5,000 people of various sectors in need. Most of these families don’t have food, water, electricity or even a roof over their shoulders.

(Just one example of the devastation caused by hurricane Maria. Photographer Carolyn Cole)

I personally spoke with the Director, Pastor Blanco, ADRA in Puerto Rico. ADRA is an organization to help families in need after the disaster. Having the connection with ADRA, we aim to continue feeding these people through our initiative for a full meal. With your donations ADRA will prepare meals and distribute them in different sectors devastated by hurricane María. They are a dedicated organization to help the community where I call home. 

We need your help! Even $1 will bring us one step closer to our goal which is to feed more than 5,000 meals for next few months. We want to deliver food to the people who live in the countryside of Las Marias and have yet received any help from federal agencies. Further we aim to continue the work in other communities of Maricao, San Sebastian, Lares and so on.

(To reach these communities is by walking, since the bridges and roads are destroyed. Photo by Jose Andres)

All profits from the fundraiser will go directly to families affected by Hurricane Maria. ADRA will be responsible to provide full meals daily, for all the families from the sectors that we are targeting.

To these people, a hot meal is the biggest joy of their day. To us, the greatest gift is being able to see a smile in the face of a child in need. Let's make it happen, let's feed Puerto Rico. With your help, we know we will make it.

Thanks again to everyone who has been supportive and part of this journey!

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Nicole M. Piñot Juan 
Boston, MA
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