I am a Puerto Rican living in Austin, Texas and I am seeking help for my hometown of Morovis to recover from the damages caused by hurricane María. Morovis is a rural town in the center of the island, its population totals about 32,000 people.
The center of the island was one of the areas most affected by the hurricane. I’ve been in touch sporadically with my family and friends, and the stories they tell are heartbreaking.
It’s been more 27 days since the hurricane hit the island, and although help is arriving in Puerto Rico, it is not making its way to the towns in the center of the island. There's no power, no water, and minimal communication. The forecast is disheartening, the government estimates that most towns will be without water and power for months. The holidays will arrive, the year will end and people in PR might still be in the dark.
As a Puerto Rican and a Moroveña, I can't let another day go by without doing something for my people. My goal is to collect $4,500 so I can send 50 solar rechargeable lanterns and 50 water filtration kits to Morovis. These items will aid people while they wait for services to be restored.
Thank you for your help!