Our goal is to educate about disaster relief preparedness and respond quickly and efficiently when a disaster strikes.
PRRU has lead restoration and construction projects impacting marginalized communities such as foster care centers caring for vulnerable children.
We have organized medical clinics in collaboration with other organizations, in areas that had limited health services.
PRRU has distributed first aid supplies, food, and hygiene items, essential and medical supplies in communities severely affected by natural disasters.
A 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck Puerto Rico early morning Tuesday, January 7, 2020 causing a power outage across the island, and the destruction of homes and crucial infrastructure, especially in the southwestern region. This was just the largest of hundreds of tremors Puerto Rico has experienced since December 28, 2019.
More than 4,000 people have been staying in shelters, either due to fear or inability to return home because of extensive damage and unsafe conditions. The repeated tremors (or seismic activity), coupled with power loss, is traumatic for communities still recovering from the destruction caused by Hurricanes Maria and Irma.
The PRRU team, in collaboration with other organizations and community leaders, is providing psychosocial support through our initiative ResiliArte and distributing aid to the communities affected.
Join our team on the ground or remotely!
Hurricane Season Online Resources:
Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response. : https://www.cdc.gov/phpr/eoc/index.htm
Hurricanes. (n.d.). : https://www.ready.gov/hurricanes