$51,888 of $55,000 goal

Raised by 71 people in 13 months
Created January 4, 2018




Hope Agua Vita is a humanitarian mission created to bring relief to the small village of San Lorenzo, Morovis, Puerto Rico. The villagers suffered a large amount of home damage from the hurricane. All funds raised will go directly to helping rebuild local homes and community buildings. 

Our first trip to the village was in November 2017 to assess the damages and meet the locals.  We were overwhelmed with the extent of the destruction and devastation caused by hurricane Maria.  Our goal is to teach the locals how to build more resilient homes to withstand future hurricanes.

In late January we took a team of 12 Canadian volunteers to San Lorenzo and rebuilt and repaired the roofs of 4 homes and began teaching locals the advanced building skills needed to make their homes more hurricane-resilient. With the skills they learned, the locals continued repairing their concrete roofs once the mission team returned to Canada. HOPE Agua Vita is returning May 5-12 with a larger group of volunteers to continue rebuilding as many homes and roof systems as fundraising allows ... and to continue the training of locals on advanced house framing techniques. We thank all those who are supporting the missions in any way they can. When asked "why", team members say "because we can, we have so much expertise in our building tradespeople and the hurricane Maria disaster created so many people in need, and we have the ability to help, with compassion, to change lives." HOPE Agua Vita is planning to return to San Lorenzo again in November 2018 to continue the rebuilding.
Please give as generously as you can to this mission, and we encourage companies to come on board as sponsors.

Here is a link to a video about the HOPE Agua Vita mission.

Gofundme Campaign Beneficiary 
Carolyne Tarry
Hope Agua Vita Support Team

 Main bridge into the village was destroyed by the surge
Looking down into the village from the hillside
This is the school we will be rebuilding the roofChildren of the village are looking forward to using their classrooms again
Alot of homes have been completely contaminated with mould
More mould!!!
More Destruction!!!
Norma & Jesus invited us to their home for breakfast on our first day
Hope Agua Vita Assessment Team
Since we left, a number of locals have been helping with logistics and further damage assessment to help plan our January mission

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Thanks GCP for all your support!!
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Over the last day, thanks to Great Northern Insulation and “Anonymous” for pushing donations closer to the goal, and a Home Run donation by Moffat & Powell RONA to push the generous support drive over the Goal! Awesome Support
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Thank you to all donors. We are well on our way to reaching our goal for the upcoming mission however we still need your support. Please pass on the message of HOPE to friends, family and coworkers.
Visit our Facebook page throughout May 5-12 for daily updates on our mission
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$51,888 of $55,000 goal

Raised by 71 people in 13 months
Created January 4, 2018
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