DISASTER RELIEF

Our goal is to respond quickly and efficiently when a disaster strikes, and educate about disaster relief preparedness.

PRRU has lead restoration and construction projects impacting vulnerable communities, such as neglected children currently living in shelter homes. We have organized medical clinics in collaboration with other organizations, on areas that had limited health services after Hurricane Maria.

PRRU has distributed first aid supplies, food, and hygiene items in communities severely affected by the storm.

Earthquake Recovery

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.

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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

FEMA : https://www.fema.gov/es/huracan-maria

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