SEPTEMBER 20, 2017 - A DEVASTATING DAY FOR PUERTO RICO
TO BRING JOY, HOPE AND LOVE
TO THE BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE AND PLACES
OF PUERTO RICO
RecoRico partners with amazing organizations that are
making an impact on their communities.
HURRICANE MARIA & FEMA
FEMA reports that as of June, 2018 they approved over 450,000 individual applications for assistance. BUT THE AVERAGE INDIVIDUAL HAS RECEIVED LESS THAN $2000 IN FEDERAL ASSISTANCE.
FEMA distributed over 125,000 blue tarps to provide temporary roofing for homes and businesses. In many areas, people are putting their 3rd and 4th set of tarps on their home as we are now well over a year since the hurricanes.
Over 290,000 Puerto Ricans evacuated the island in the months following Hurricane Maria out of necessity. Their presence is missed, leaving a void of money, leadership and manpower to rebuild the island.
AMERICA'S GULF COAST
After Hurricane Katrina it is estimated that it took 8-10 years and over100,000 volunteers to help the area fully recover. It will take just as many extra volunteers to help Puerto Rico.
POWER AND WATER
Most areas are fully functional with power and water, only a few isolated mountainous areas remain without power.
The message the island wants to portray is that Puerto Rico is open for business! Tourists do not have to worry about electricity, cell service or water. Everything is fully operational and ready for you.
Our "Giving Back" opportunities will be with families and communities still effected by the devastating effects of Hurricane Maria.