Posted on January 4, 2018
Quick update as we begin the New Year:
The situation in Puerto Rico is still dire, but thanks to your support, we now have a system in place to make a real difference for those who need it most:
-Over the last several months, we’ve established a network of builders, land-owners, and financing companies to create a program that will put Puerto Rican families back into homes. Right now, we have four different projects that are underway or in negotiations that will get us close to 100 homes.
-We are focusing on very specific, hard-hit towns that are not getting the same aid that some of the major towns are getting. We’re focused not only on housing, but also on working families - especially those with young children - who are not getting enough support to get back on their feet.
-I am heading down with a small group later this month to award the homes and get that process started. I will share as many updates as I can on social media (@RicElias) while we’re down there.
It has been an incredible and heartwarming process to see the reactions of the people we’re going to help, and it is all thanks to you and your generous contributions. We’re confident that 2018 will be a year of enormous progress and that every dollar will have a real impact.
I can’t thank you enough for your support.