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Supplies for Las Piedras

$4,125 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 63 people in 4 months
This is the town of Las Piedras, Puerto Rico after the devastation of Hurricane Maria.  The people are quickly running out of food and water.
 
There are many places that are in dire need of resources after the current numerous natural disasters. 

Las Piedras has come to my immediate attention through a coworker and friend. Aliette Negron grew up in this town and has friends and family currently residing there.

Aliette's concern is that aid may not reach smaller towns out of the mertopolitan area in time. She is taking it upon herself to gather supplies and fly down to Puerto Rico and help her community. She has spoken to family members and neighbors who only have a few days left of food and water.

She will be leaving this Saturday and can take a maximum of 5 bags.  After bringing supplies herself and what others have donated there are room for two more bags.

The funds rasied will be used for food, clean water tablets, batteries, diapers, etc. What ever funds left from this round of supplies will be used for MORE supplies. The reconstruction will take months and people will need contiued help.

Aliette will be bringing supplies to the shelter in Las Piedras and then visiting other towns in need. The only goal of this go fund me is to help as many people directly as we can. We want to send as many supplies to as many communities that need it. Once she arrives we will have an even better idea of exactly how many supplies are needed.

I know many people want to contribute in sending aid to the people of Puerto Rico,  but many are not sure how or what the best way to do so is.  It is hard to donate money and not see tangible results. Everyone wonders how exactly their donated resources are being allocated. For me, and perhaps many of you, this is the  opportunity to know what I am donating and where it is going.  

Any donations would be greatly appreciated. Any questions are welcome. Aliette will be doing her best to update us with pictures and information when she arrives.

Below are recently received photographs of the current destruction in Las Pierdas.

Best wishes to everyone.
Thank you.






This is the neighboring town, Humacao. It reads S.O.S we need water and food.
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Our girl made it to Puerto Rico !!!! ❤️

Spirit waived ALL the baggage fees ! This allows Aliette $300 more dollars while on the ground to be able purchase gas, ice, and whatever else she can get her hands on . Thank you Spirit.

We have not been able to make contact with her directly, but through a friend of a friend who was able to meet her at the airport. She confirmed that Aliette was with her sister, had all the suitcases, and was headed to Las Piedras.

Aliette has NOT been able to make direct contact with her mother since the hurricane, but called her everyday just in case. I know their reunion this evening will both give them some piece of mind at the very least.

450lbs of food, medical supplies, water purifying tools, diapers, formula, dog food, batteries, flashlights, and baby formula were donated by such an incredible group of people to make sure at least one town could receive immediate relief.

There will be people in Las Piedras eating tonight.
People will have access to clean water.
Mothers that can change their babies diapers and feed them.
Children will get to be children again with some of the toys we sent ( even if it's just for a little bit)

All of you did that.
And even if it's a temporary solution to the long term reconstruction, it's a win for us all.

Thank you for wanting to help Las Piedras. Thank you for wanting to make a difference even if it only reaches one town.

We will continue to send supplies and offer this community relief as long as we can.

Please share with friends, family, co-workers, or even a stranger that wants to help.

This all started because of a brave young woman willing to drop what she was doing and save her community. She did not see it as a choice. These donations give Aliette the resources to really help them.
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Hi Everyone ! We had a very busy day picking up more supplies.

We did get some good news about the airline bags. Spirit has chosen to give us two of the five for free !

I want to thank everyone again for their generous donations. I will be posting videos and pictures of our supplies as we make our progress !

Below is a very detailed list of supplies we have purchased :

Hygiene and baby products

1,244 baby wipes
354 diapers
76 adult diapers
8.3 pounds of baby formula
108 female hygiene products
6 bars of soap
26 razors
230 bandaids
20 gauze pads
1 roll of medical tape
19 toothbrushes
8 tubes of toothpaste
32 o.z. Of hydrogen peroxide
5 deodorant sticks
34 o.z. Of contact solution
1,040 cap lets of Acetaminophen

Household Items

288 pieces of plastic Cutlery
20 plastic cups
250 paper napkins
28 garbage bags
321 batteries
6 cans of bug spray
3 bottles of sunscreen
390 Clorox disinfectant wipes
24 cans of sterno
5 utility lighters

Fluids

28 cans of V8
44 juice boxes
42 chocolate milk boxes
11.35 Liters of milk

Food

127 protein and nutrigrain bars
82 squeezable fruit packs
138 fruit snack pouches
24 pouches of apple sauce
32 orange fruit cups
16 cans of baked beans
18 cans of chicken
12 cans of tuna
6 pounds of dried fruit ( mango, pineapple, plum)
24 packs of pringles
10 packs of velveeta
8 packs of easy mac
52 packets of oatmeal
51 bags of nuts
64 packs of peanut butter crackers
24 packs of Raisins
39 packs of pop tarts
21 fruit strips
4 boxes of just add water couscous
16 packs of just add water mashed potatoes and pasta
22 o.z. of granola
16 cheese and cracker packs
12 pack of Ramen
24 pack of noodles
8 lbs of peanut butter
4 pounds of Nutella
45 goldfish packets

Animal Supplies

35lbs of dog food
44 dog treats

Medical supplies

2 blood glucose monitoring strip
400 sterile alcohol swabs
200 test strips
2 lancing devices
400 lancets

Water

450 aqua tabs
Water Filtration system

We also ordered a solar charged battery pack

We all purchased all these items through Amazon, Aldi's, Costco, Walmart, and the dollar tree.

The total amount spent so far : $1,270.94
The raised remainder of donations at this time will be going to baggage fees and shipping costs as well as more supplies when we hear from Alliette with details.

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU

Below are some photos of our Costco adventures today, the aqua tabs, and growing pile of supplies !
Costco adventure with Lisa Ferrone !
Our supplies are growing !!!
The Aquatabs have arrived !!!!
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Check out pictures of the supplies we were able to purchase at Aldi's. We spent $176 overall and were able to purchase A LOT ! We got everything from dried fruit to peanut butter. We have to be very particular about what we purchase due to weight and not knowing if water will be available !
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This was the trip I made today at Aldi's ! Overall $176 spent and we were able to purchase A LOT ! Everything from dried fruit to Peanut butter. We have to be very particular about what is purchased due to weight and not being able to use water. We bought some things that just need water to make for it is avalaible. The check out guy is even impressed with our efforts !
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