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Hurricane Relief for Puerto Rico

$20,017 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 63 people in 4 months
After the impacts of Harvey, Irma, and Jose, the news of the devastation caused by Maria and the unprecedented humanitarian crisis in Puerto Rico ignited the urgency for ByDesign to lead this campaign. 

In the wake of this widespread destruction, People watching from the rest of the world may feel helpless, but there are ways to get involved and help the victims. 

ByDesign has partnered with several non-profit organizations in this campaign that were selected on the basis of influence within Puerto Rico, trust, credibility, and effectiveness: Love The Nations; Agape Flights; Tender Mercies; and, Water Step.

ByDesign will be providing matching donations for the next week to accelerate the funding momentum.  For every dollar you contribute, the victims will receive $2 of support. 

The funds will be used to address immediate humanitarian needs, including access to food and clean water, safe shelter, hygiene resources, and clothing.  The first relief mission will be transported by Agape Flights on September 28th with ready meals to feed 60,000. 

We are actively seeking donations to cover the cost of critical supplies and pay for the fuel costs for ongoing flights to deliver these resources.  100% of your tax-deductible donation will immediately benefit the victims.

There is NO overhead costs or profit associated with this campaign.   The supplies we are sending include chainsaws, generators, gas containers, water filtration systems, as well as meals and other resources.

Assisting the victims of Maria is a very personal service for the ByDesign team.  We have employees that are from Puerto Rico, and we are praying for all the family members whose safety has not yet been confirmed.  Employees of ByDesign will also be donating vacation days that will be converted into financial donations to support this effort. 

We encourage you to join us in this campaign to rebuild hope in the hearts and minds of family members, friends, and neighbors in Puerto Rico.

Information about our partners in this campaign: 

About Love the Nations:
Love The Nations is a private, non-profit 501(c)3 corporation based in Tampa, Florida.  This organization is providing feet on the street in Puerto Rico and partnering with local churches to distribute supplies and resources to the local communities.

 About Agape Flights:
About Agape Flights is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, Christian aviation ministry.  Their mission is to provide excellent aviation service delivering cargo, mail and humanitarian aid to missionary partners serving Christ, carrying hope to the nations of the Caribbean.

 About Tender Mercies:
Tender Mercies is a ministry of Princeton churches and the community. The volunteers and supporters of various faiths work together to provide nourishing food at no cost to those in need from the Princeton area in a compassionate and caring atmosphere.

Water Step International:
Water Step International is a not-for-profit support organization that provides safe water to communities in developing countries through empowerment, equal access, and transformative hope.
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With your contributions, we purchased a bunch of 32-gallon garbage cans at Sams, attached our Sawyer filters to them, and tomorrow La Travesía church is delivering them to various places on the island to provide filtered water to the people! Praise God for your amazing help. We continue to work with those in the greatest need. Our volunteers are reporting village after village with no diapers for their babies.
We have pallets of diapers in the Florida warehouse.
We are working hard to raise $4K for fuel to get the next flight scheduled. Please share with your family and friends. A simple $5 donation with the generous match from ByDesign will provide $10 towards babies receiving clean diapers. Thank you for being a Champion for Good!!!
Sawyer filters installed in cans
Galarza Family receives Love & supplies
Diapers for the next flight
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The Dávila family lost all they own in the hurricane. Now staying in a small shack, our volunteers reached them with supplies of ready-to-eat meals that need only be mixed with water. When the volunteer asked if they had any water, Valentina – the 17-year-old went into their shack brought out a cold water from her little cooler. The volunteer said "NO, NO!! I mean do you need more water, not can I have one of your waters!" To which she replied, "Oh so sorry, yes, we only have 4 bottles left." YOU ONLY HAVE 4 BOTTLES AND YOU ARE TRYING TO GIVE ME ONE!!!!!!!!!!??????


This is the heart, generosity, and selflessness that our volunteers continue to observe each day in Puerto Rico. The need is great. Your help is reaching the families who have lost everything. Please consider that with just a $5 donation, 10 meals can be provided to very hungry children. With the generous match of ByDesign, that same $5 donation will provide 20 meals today. Your kindness today is bringing not only the gift of emergency supplies but also the gift of HOPE.
Chainsaws for 12 communities arrive!
Relief for 4 devastated villagage
Dog rescued from collapsed home
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Dear Friends,
We have reached 30% of our goal thanks to YOU! Your donations have enabled three flights to deliver more than 5 tons of food, generators, water purification tablets, tarps and personal hygiene products. There are entire communities that lost EVERYTHING. Our volunteers are working tirelessly to bring comfort, first aid, and supplies to these families who are in great need. Thank You for Bringing the Gift of HOPE to so many!
Tarps now provide a roof for the Cortés
Pastor Nando's team distribute donations
Church now provides hot meals & shelter
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On Thursday, meals to feed 60,000 will be delivered to Puerto Rico through the ByDesign Technologies campaign! That is a great start. The critical need of the hour is most practical; diapers, water filtration, chainsaws, gas containers, generators, and prayers. I invite you to make coffee at home just for this week and use the $5, $10, $20 to bring help that is desperately needed by our brothers and sisters in Puerto Rico. Thank you for being the change our world needs.!!!!
Please help these families who lost all
The remains of a family home
This is why we need to send chainsaws!
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$20,017 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 63 people in 4 months
Funds raised will benefit:
Love the Nations Inc
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Tampa, FL
EIN: 464535249
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