UC Davis for Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico has gone through the worst hurricane since 1928, leaving our  island in critical condition. Although recovery efforts are ongoing,  the process is slow and will require a lot of help for the island to get back on its feet as this has been devastating for PR.  

We, a group of Puerto Ricans, professors, and a postdoc, at the University  of California Davis,  got together and would like to contribute  to  Puerto Rico’s  recovery  efforts  and  humbly  ask  the  UC community  as well as  others in  our  networks  to please help us reach our goal  by  donating to our  campaign.  

Our campaign will be focused towards providing solar power and lights to the people of Puerto Rico. We will send 100% of the proceeds  from this  GoFundMe  campaign to Casa Pueblo. 

Casa Pueblo is a Community Based Organization that started in 1980 in Adjuntas PR. In 2002, they were awarded the Goldman Environmental Prize. Since Hurricane María they have been leading a solar light project that has been distributing these to the most needed residents especially those in the mountain region of PR. For this initiative, they are asking people to donate: lightbulbs, chargers, money or purchase a light from Luminaid.





#50%consol inititative

We will be collecting the funds of this campaign as a check and we will utilize all of those funds to purchase solar lights and/or support the "#50%con sol" initiative. 

Please help us reach our goal to help our brothers and sisters in Puerto Rico.  Any amount helps. 
Thank you!

For additional information:  
Impact of hurricane María in Puerto Rico by numbers: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/hurricane-maria-puerto-rico-by-numbers_us_59c541bde4b01cc57ff1fcb5    

If you have any questions don't hesitate to contact us.  

In solidarity,

Alexandra Colón-Rodríguez, Ph.D.
UC Davis Genome Center

Diana Aramburu, Ph.D.
UC Davis Department of Spanish and Portuguese

Jesús M. Velázquez, Ph.D.
UC Davis Department of Chemistry

Samuel Díaz-Muñoz, Ph.D.
UC Davis Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics

Javier Arbona, Ph.D.
UC Davis Department of American Studies and Design

Lillian Cruz-Orengo, Ph.D.
UC Davis Department of Anatomy, Physiology & Cell Biology

José Juan Pérez Meléndez, Ph.D.
UC Davis Department of History
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