Hurricane Maria struck the US Territory of Puerto Rico on September 20, 2017 causing catastrophic damage. Recovery has been slow and is expected to take 3 to 4 years. While the government grapples with rebuilding infrastructure, an alarming number of families are still living in the wreckage of their homes. Most impacted are vulnerable populations such as the elderly and poor – for them the disaster is not over. The Rican Structing Project is a New England based effort led by SEAREI and Visible Good that launched in January 2018 to help 100 struggling families in Puerto Rico rebuild their lives.
It has been one year since Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico and thousands remain in damaged, unsafe homes without reliable power or water. Visible Good is supporting SEAREI in its GIMME5 for Puerto Rico campaign. Funds will provide shelter, clean water and power to help people still struggling in Puerto Rico.