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Hurricane Maria - Supplies

$6,355 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 62 people in 10 months
Update:  Extending our goal to 10K.  All proceeds will go directly to victims of Hurricane Maria and or American Red Cross! Also, with your help we succeeded in opening a pathway to the center of the island (from Florida to Jayuya, PR)!  Thank you!!!

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THE GOAL
To deliver water and food supplies to Jayuya, Puerto Rico as soon as possible!

WHY NOT RELY ON AUTHORITIES / TRAINED VOLUNTEERS TO DELIVER SUPPLIES?
Yes, they are working very diligently to help the entire island! I am also working with American Red Cross in addition to this campaign. However, there are many phases through the process of authorities and volunteer efforts and it simply takes a lot of time before they will reach Jayuya with these resources. For example, in 1998, hurricane Georges had the same route as hurricane Maria where the eye of the storm went straight to through Jayuya. This was a category 2 upon impact with Puerto Rico and it took weeks before we were able to receive supplies. Therefore, my goal is to supply food and water to the center of the region by air.

WHY THE URGENCY?
When organizations do reach these areas, the residents living in this region have to walk vast distances to reach supplies. We cannot wait weeks to send them help – they need food and hydration NOW!

WHY ME?
It’s simple – if not me, then who? My mom landed in Puerto Rico on Sunday, September 17th, after being away from the island for a month. When speaking with her on Tuesday, September 19th, she mentioned that grocery stores had limited supplies and there were no bottled waters to be found. Due to such short preparation time, she did not have excess supply of food sitting around the house. There are many more examples like this and I am simply aiming to bring food and water to Jayuya and quickly as possible.

Thank you for the love and support ❤

P.S. If other organizations reach Jayuya and provide food and supplies before I do, the proceeds from this will go to the victims of hurricane Maria and / or to the American Red Cross.
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Shipments started to arrive today!!! Thanks to everyone who helped me get resources to the center of the island!!! I wanted to follow up to tell you what YOU helped buy:
700 bottles of water
300 packs of rice
250 cans of Tuna
90 units of organic boxed milk (and a few bags of dry milk)
36 pouches of baby food
24 cans of pre-made pasta
4 power inverters (to power small electronics from a car’s power adapter)
1 electric generator (still in transit)

Also, we rented a Jeep for my dad to make path to the center of the island (this was during the first week after the hurricane), and we had him buy about $2000 worth of supplies which he spread out to various families in the center of Puerto Rico.
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We have reached the goal of $5K! Thank you!!!!

Extending the goal to 10K and all proceed will go either directly to Victims of Hurricane Maria and/or American Red Cross.

Much love and appreciation <3
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Thank you so much for your donations and support!

We were unable to secure air transportation, so decided to open path by land instead. Here is an update of how your funds have been used:

- Rented a Jeep Wrangler at SJU airport, packed it with gasoline, food and water and made path to the center of the island!!!!

In addition, here are supplies being sent to the island
- 725 bottles of water
- 300 bags of rice
- 240 cans of Tuna

Now that we have opened ground path from Florida to Jayuya PR, other people will be able to drive as well to relief the families. Also we are hopeful that the Red Cross in San Juan will send ground troops soon!
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