Puerto Rico Relief Fund by UF College of Medicine

For: Hospitals in Puerto Rico
Organizer: Lymaries Velez
Puerto Rico Relief Fund by UF College of Medicine (Hospitals in Puerto Rico)
$7,050
of $50,000 goal
14% Complete
Raised by 41 donors

The Story

Puerto Rico, an island known for its green forests and vibrant people, was recently devastated by Hurricane Maria. While many survived the intense winds, contaminated water, lack of electricity, and low rations of food and hygiene products are now urgent concerns. The Puerto Rican people are a resilient community, but now more than ever, they need our help! 
Physicians and students at the University of Florida College of Medicine are aiming to raise $50,000 to provide basic health and medical supplies such as medications, hygiene products, and water filtration systems to hospital and church distribution points we have partnered with on the island. These hospitals let us know what they need then we deliver!
Many families are having to evacuate, mine included. Having their island devastated has changed their lives permanently. However, help us re-establish the health of the Puerto Rican people so the re-build back to a vibrant, green island can begin!

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on November 13, 2017

Posted on November 13, 2017

We have officially locked down our contacts on the island! We have been overwhelmed and incredibly thankful by all the support that has come about since we first started this initiative. Amazing people are helping make this initiative a reality both on the mainland and on the island. An incredibly gracious pilot has also agreed to fly the supplies to our contact points in Puerto Rico.

Our next goal is to gain financial support for the DIVVY water filtration system. This amazing system can provide 2500-6000 gallons of clean water per day! One system would be capable of providing water to an entire community. Each one is about $7,700, and we would like to send at least three of these to Puerto Rico. So please help us to reach our goal of sending these systems over to the island! http://www.aquamira.com/divvy/about-divvy/  

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