A light of Hope

As Puerto Rico recovers from Hurricanes Irma and Maria, the situation on the ground remains quite bleak. More than 60% of the island is without power until mid-2018, and millions daily are suffering as a result from lack of medical access and lack of communication and coordination of much needed basics from food to water to sanitary items.

The United Clergy Task Force and The Bronx Clergy Task Force and others , continually providing food and aid through its church network across Puerto Rico, and has launched a campaign in 4 phases addition to provide ongoing relief. 

1) Solar Lights Distribution - Lights will be provided without any batteries required, just with the power of the sun. They work from 8 to 9 hours . The Goal is to have 100,000,000. By January 2018 we are looking to have a 100,000 to take with us for distribution . GO FUND ME GOAL 100,000 x $10 a light = $1million

2) Establishment of Healthcare Clinics/Mobile Health Clinics at faith-based centers with doctors coming regularly on a weekly basis from US mainland to support. House calls will be made to seniors who have been unable to get out of their neighborhoods.

3) Installment of Solar Cooking Systems at faith-based centers to do mass community feeding programs. It is a climate change and economics solution and cost effective as diesel fuel/propane tank fuel costs more than $50 a day causing a strain on communities to chose between fuel and food daily.

4) Economic recovery - with very little economic hope in sight, the manufacturers of the solar lights and solar cookers have agreed to work with us to train the union workers and local PR population to assemble and manufacture the lights and solar cooking systems locally

5) Economic recovery - training in the construction trades thru the Unions, local contractors , etc. town by town is the way for Economic recovery , The work is much but the People of Puerto Rico will Rise . God Bless and Peace . Happy Holidays.
 the United Clergy Task Force

Many volunteers have helped in the recovery mission in Puerto Rico. We would like to thank, those special people that took the time to help or come down to Puerto Rico, Bishop Angel Rosario, Bishop Nancy Rosario, Pastor David Serrano, Hemant K Wadhwani , Chef Grace Ramirez, Bishop Victor Ortega, Angie Rose, JR Martinez, Richard and Kathleen Perkal Foundation, Alice Chun, John McDermott, Armando Rios, Ray and Nancy Canals, David Rive-Power, Jose Rodriguez Baez, Chef Vivoni, Alan Bigelow, David Serran
There are many other volunteers, humanitarians and donors who have collaborated to bring relief to the victims of hurricane Maria, but as Bishop Victor L. Ortega communicated in his letter to us half of the residents in Puerto Rico still do not have electric or water services.
The united Clergy Task force and our partners are committed to continue our relief mission in Puerto Rico. Our biggest challenge is to raise funds and we are asking you to help us to continue our mission in Puerto Rico

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    • $75 
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    • $70 
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    • $100 
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Sylvia Lopez 
New York, NY
United Clergy Task Force Inc 
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