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SOS: Puerto Rico Medical Relief

$7,695 of $100,000 goal

Raised by 46 people in 3 months
Dr. Santiago Sifre here from The Sifre Center: 

The devastation in Puerto Rico due to the hurricanes has been tremendous. One month after the disaster, most people lack the basic neccessities of modern life. But the medical need is even worse. In the devastated towns and hamlets of the central mountain range, as well as the south of the island, the medical needs are immense. Poeple are lacking basic health care. There are infections propagating, diarrheal diseases, lots of pain, and lots of stress and trauma as a result of this catastrophe. 

I have organized a medical relief mission with teams from Miami and teams of health care volunteers from the island who are already working on the ground. While the logistics of our missions are complex, the objective is straight forward: to bring medical care and attention directly to the affected people. 

We are bringing doctors with various specialties, mental health professionals, and the global organization: Acupuncturists Without Borders. We're also bringing a significant amount of medicines and medical supplies. Our goal is to directly evaluate and treat as many people as possible once our teams reach the most devastated areas where these people live. We are preparing to maintain this mission for as long as neccessary until the situation stabilizes.

Time is of the essence. We are aiming to make our first staging and flying to Puerto Rico with all our volunteers and supplies by November 10th.

Please watch the video and donate whatever you can.

I am very grateful for your support.
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Hello friends!

Thank you so much for the support and for all the donations! I'll say it again; without you this mission would not be possible.

We still have a long way to go , so please keep sharing these updates with your friends, family, and/or coworkers. We need more donations so that we can reach more people and help as many as posible.
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Thank you so much for your donations! Without you, everything that we have accomplished so far would not be possible. I thank you from the bottom of my heart. Everything counts, and your donations will help bring much needed help to the island of Puerto Rico.

We are nowhere near done. We want to help as much as possible, so please share this with your friends, family members, co workers--anyone you can think of. Even the smallest amount counts!
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Hello friends!

Thank you so much for your generous donations! Here is an update.
SOS: Puerto Rico Medical Relief - UPDATE
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Thank you so much for your donations! While our mission is on track, there are still many items that we need. One such very important item is nebulizers for kids with asthma. Our sources on the ground tell us that the needs, especially in the mountain towns, continue to be great. We have identified 8 towns where we will be bringing direct medical attention, trauma acupuncture, medical supplies, food and water.

With a $100 donation we can buy possibly 7 nebulizers. With a $500 donation we may be able to buy 50.

Also, we just found out that we will have to rent 3 4x4 small SUV's for the duration of the mission, which is 12 days. The reason being that our original plan to rent a bus with a trailer for our whole team, won't be possible due to the impassability of roads on the highlands. This is going to cost about $2,000.

Because we are bringing more than 2,500 pounds of equipment supplies, we need a trailer to attach to one of the SUV's to be able to transport this cargo to the site where we will e staging our missions.

Due to reasons like this and other unexpected developments in deploying our mission, we ask you to please consider donating as much as you can, as everything counts!

In the spirit of thanksgiving, service and appreciation, I thank you for everything you have done and for anything you can do in contributing to this cause.
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