Rebuild Puerto Rico

For: Rebuild Puerto Rico
Organizer: Ric Elias
$2,374,352
of $5,000,000 goal.
Raised by 1193 donors
47% Complete

The Story

Puerto Rico is my childhood, it is my home, and it is where many of my friends and family live today. Words cannot describe how it feels to see it destroyed beyond recognition. 

Now is the time for us to use our hearts, our humanity, and our resources to help. So many people need it desperately. My goal is to raise $10 million dollars for relief and rebuild efforts. I will personally match every dollar raised on this page up to $5 million dollars. 100% of what we raise on this site will go directly to relief/rebuild efforts.

Much of our public health and power infrastructure has been destroyed by the storm itself and what little is left continues to degrade due to ongoing floods. The damage is historic - worse than we feared - and the full extent of it has yet to be measured.

Our top priority is to get funds quickly and then make sure they have the greatest possible impact on peoples’ lives. We’re working to identify the most immediate needs and getting relief to vulnerable populations. After that, the focus will shift to catalyze long-term solutions, and ultimately, to help rebuild.

If you’re able to give, any amount helps and is greatly appreciated. If you cannot give, then please share. Please help us show our friends, family members, and fellow citizens in Puerto Rico that even though we’re miles apart, we will stand together. They are not alone.


Sincerely,

Ric Elias


Funds will be handled through a new 501(c)(3) organization. All donations are tax-exempt in the US and in Puerto Rico. Tax ID #82-2906615.

If you'd prefer to mail a check, please make it out to "Rebuild Puerto Rico" and send to:

Rebuild Puerto Rico
Attn: Sean McLeod
1423 Red Ventures Drive
Fort Mill, SC 29707

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on October 3, 2017

Posted on October 3, 2017

Thank you to the amazing volunteers from the Puerto Rican Cultural Society of Charlotte who helped us load a plane with 1,500 lbs of supplies late last night! This morning, Ric is flying down to deliver them and to start planning our long-term rebuilding process. 

We're not sure what to expect in terms of communication while he's there, but Ric is sharing as much as he can on Twitter @RicElias. 

Posted on September 29, 2017

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Posted on September 29, 2017

It is with awe and inspiration that we've just passed $1M. THANK YOU.  Please help us continue to get the word out. 


Posted on September 29, 2017

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Posted on September 29, 2017

Big thanks to PNC Bank for their generous donation this morning! Can we break $1M today?!

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