Hurricane Relief for Puerto Rico

$30,135 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 263 people in 17 months
Created September 20, 2017
Christian Joel
on behalf of Julio Cabral
As you are aware, Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico very hard and left many of our friends and families without many of their basic needs. Currently 100% of the island’s population (3.3 million) is without power, everyone that has electricity is because they are running on their own generators, a luxury that most of the population cannot afford. The government estimates that there will be people without power for more than 5 months. I have taken the liberty of putting a container together to send a full scale care package to Puerto Rico with some of the necessary materials to help in these dire times. Please see a list of the items below and if you have anything you can help with please let me know and I will get back to you to make sure it gets to the right place! I know it’s a lot to ask being that we ourselves are still trying to get back up with Hurricane Irma but I will be forever in your debt if you’re able to help our beautiful Island.

Items needed:

• Batteries (any type)
• Flashlights
• Gas Stoves or Grilles
• Gas Tanks (small and big)
• Gas Saws
• Battery Powered Fans
• 55gal Empty Cans
• Generators (Gas or Diesel)
• Wood Panels (1/2” or ¾”)
• 2x4’s, 4x4’s (8ft or 10ft)
• WATER Gallons and bottles
• NON-Perishable Food

As you see from the list above these are items that are easy to get, if you have difficulty or want to help, we will also welcome a Home Depot cards or GoFundMe deposits and I’ll make sure to spend it in the items listed above and provide you with the receipts and proof of purchase. We are hoping to ship by this weekend so time is of the upmost importance.

Please take a picture when you drop off the items.
a. Crowley Miami
i. 10205 NW 108th Ave. Suite 1, Miami FL 33178
b. Crowley Jacksonville
i. 2061 SCL Dr. Jacksonville, FL 32209
c. Crowley Houston
i. 15894 Diplomatic Plaza Drive, Houston, Texas 77032
d. Crowley Cranford
i. 570 South Ave., East Cranford, NJ 07016
e. Crowley Chicago
i. 875 East Devon Ave., Elk Grove Village, IL 60007

If you want to help, please contact me and I’ll be happy to guide you.

Thanks and Godspeed!

Isaias J. Mora Romero
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We wanted to share the great news that all of the in-kind donations are in Puerto Rico and have been distributed to the people in need. All of these efforts were made possible thanks to many amazing volunteers that offered to help and to the various organizations involved. Puerto Rico's local and federal governments were instrumental in enabling your donations to reach all in need. Additionally, without the help of Puerto Rico's National Guard we wouldn’t have been as successful as we were.

The months after Hurricane Maria have been intense for Puerto Rico Rising and we apologize for not posting more updates. But, thanks to you, we have raised over $30,000 that will be donated directly to Puerto Rico Rising, the group created from "diaspora" friends across the states, that organized, collected and enabled distribution of over 2 million pounds of goods to the Puerto Rican people. These funds will be directly sent to their bank account in Puerto Rico so that they can be better distributed.

For updates on these funds, we invite you to follow Puerto Rico Rising in Facebook and Instagram (@puertoricorising).

Thanks to all, this was all possible thanks to you.

Eternally grateful,

Christian, Ichy & Julio

Puerto Rico Rising
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Good morning beautiful people!

We have been receiving a flood of messages of support and interested volunteers, we are currently coordinating efforts to avoid any issues or wasted efforts from our volunteers or donors!

Please please please, if you have any information on how you can help or contacts with government agencies, non-profits, talent, influencers, you name it, please send it our way... PUERTORRIQUENOS.MIAMI@GMAIL.COM

#PuertoRicoRises #conPRometidos #YoNoMeQuito

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Saludos a todos,

Gracias por su ayuda. Cualquier pregunta o comunicacion con nuestro grupo la pueden enviar a

No tengo las horas exactas ahora mismo de cuando esta abierto cada centro de distribucion pero en el ultimo update estan las direcciones y que informacion hay que proveer.
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Hello to all!

We have had an AMAZING DAY.

We are over $8500 in ONE DAY, keep it up people!

Please see the link with the commitment from RAFA CAMPOS:

Also, today we were able to fill out one of our rental trucks, we will need A TON of help tomorrow in order to sort and pallet all of these donations in order to get them to the container. We are confident that we can fill up a container by Saturday and get it on his merry way to Puerto Rico.

Tomorrow we will be posted in the Publix in Brickell located on 13th ave, please call us if you want to volunteer to be hands on or bring donations, anything helps! We will need people eager to help as we will be doing some of the palleting activity. Also, if you have people that can donate pallets, WE WILL TAKE THEM!!!

Finally, we have joined forces with many of the other efforts being done in the states, please take a look at the Brochure attached which will guide you to our many locations that will be tied to our cause. We are all in this together!!!!!

If you have ANY questions, PLEASE CALL ME!!!

The feedback today has been incredible, I've received calls from INDIANA, IOWA, UTAH, NORTH CAROLINA, BOSTON, NEW YORK, PHILADELPHIA, HOUSTON, and I could basically keep naming Cities and States; it's truly a humbling experience and just adds fuel to us to keep our efforts.

We have groups in various locations so please, any help send it our way we will direct them!

We will persevere, our island is one tough cookie, and we do not give in!

With Love,
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$30,135 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 263 people in 17 months
Created September 20, 2017
Christian Joel
on behalf of Julio Cabral
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