As many of you know Puerto Rico was hit very hard by hurricane Maria. My family lives in the town of Aguadilla, which was damaged pretty badly. I was there from 2-10 October and witnessed the devastation firsthand. Puerto Rico as a whole is in a bad state; there is no electricity and no running water. On my trip, I witnessed lines of people waiting 7-10 hours to withdraw cash from the only bank that is open in Aguadilla.
My daughter and her family lost everything because the water was 5-6 feet high inside their home. I have an elderly aunt who is in a wheelchair and lives by herself, I also have another aunt who lives with her daughter, granddaughter, and 13 month old grandson. They are in desperate need of a generator so they could at a minimum have some cold water. The darkness also brings safety concerns as unwanted guests are attempting to break into homes and steal property. My family is pretty much on their own because the local authorities are not readily available due to no communication assets.
I am asking for donations so that I can buy and ship 10 generators to my family. The generators are from Camping World, which is the only retail store willing to ship to PR. The cost for each generator is $299.97. However, the shipping cost is astonomical and will cost an additional $378.00 to ship each one.
Therefore, the total cost for all generators is $6779.70. I will be donating $1000.00 of my own money, and need the support of others to purchase the rest.
Of the ten units, 3 will go to my family and the others will be gifted to the neediest families (families with babies, elderly people, and disabled people) in Aguadilla.
I would greatly appreciate any help that you could provide so that 10 families could have something cold to drink, store perishables, and power fans to sleep with to bear the heat.
I would like to express my sincere gratitude to you in advance for anything you could provide.
- Roerto Guzman
- Katja Buckley
- Tonya Smith
- Rene Bonilla
- David Domenech
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