Grassroots International Inc
Donations to Grassroots International support Casa Pueblo and Boricuá. Casa Pueblo is a community-based organization working for the protection and management of natural resources, sustainable development and energy democracy. Casa Pueblo aims to provide 20,000 solar lights to the island and light up the rural communities in the mountainside, starting with the city of Adjuntas. Boricuá is part of a global network of small farmers and producers promoting food sovereignty and environmental protection through sustainable family farming. They will be supporting small farmers to rebuild their homes and livelihoods and are mobilizing farmers and volunteers to help each other. The brigades will play a critical role in rebuilding Puerto Rico’s food system from the ground up.
All Hands and Hearts - Smart Response
When a natural disaster strikes, we arrive early and stay late to address the immediate and long-term needs of affected-communities. We work alongside the local residents and deploy our unique volunteer model to enable direct impact — helping families and communities recover by building safe, resilient schools, homes and other community infrastructure. We’re deploying our team to conduct assessments in and around Yabucoa, with anticipated focus directed toward the region heavily impacted by the earthquake (including Ponce, Guanica, Guayanilla and Yauco).
Hispanic Federation Inc
The Hispanic Federation has a team on the ground — and a vast network of nonprofits it’s actively supporting and working with in Puerto Rico — that is ready to provide emergency relief and long-term support to those affected by the quake and the ensuing aftershocks. Thousands of solar lamps are being made available for distribution, as well as emergency funds for local health and human service providers working in affected communities. Furthermore, through our partnership with the University of Puerto Rico, our mental health initiative is already providing mental health services across the island focused on trauma therapy after natural disasters.