My name is Keyla Figueroa, I was born and raised in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico where my parents still reside. Me and my husband relocated to the mainland in 2005 when he was transferred from his job. Both of our families still reside on the island and we still have close ties to our beloved "Island of Enchantment".
Hurricane Maria has devastated the island of Puerto Rico, creating one of the worst disasters of the modern days. Currently, close to 3.4 millions of our brothers and sisters are found without the ability to fulfill their fundamental needs. Many residents of Puerto Rico do not have potable water, food or shelter.
Although both of our families are safe and in good health, I could not stop thinking of the other Puerto Ricans that have lost everything they own. The ones that are livings in shelters, because their houses have been washed off by rivers or roofs blown off by the winds. I could not stop thinking about my conversation with my cousin, telling me about her little one crying because he wanted milk and she could not find milk anywhere for him to drink. I could not stop thinking that if this is happening to them that, given the circumstances, are in a better shape than others, what would be happening to the other children their families who are not as fortunate. So I decided to reach out to the church where I grew up and my parents are still members of. The "Iglesia Evangelica Lutherana San Marcos" (Lutheran Evangelic Church Saint Mark) has an outreach ministry that is dedicated to help the community inside and outside of the Guaynabo area. Because of the location of the church many of the members hold key positions in the team managing some of the relief efforts in Puerto Rico.
All the funds raised will go directly to the church where the pastor Marysol Diaz will coordinate the efforts to distribute the help throughout the different communities throughout the entire island in Puerto Rico that are most affected. It is our hope that these funds will provide immediate relief to those people who need it the most.
Every donation counts and even if you don't have anything to give we ask you to at least keep the residents of Puerto Rico in your thoughts and prayers as the Lord will provide for their needs. Thank you for your generosity. God bless you!!!