In the fall of 2017, hurricanes devastated multiple Caribbean Islands including Puerto Rico. Infrastructures for electricity, agriculture, drinking water and telecommunications were destroyed along with many homes and buildings. Many of Puerto Rico’s residents are still living without power and are in desperate need of help.
In response, Embracing the World volunteers at MA Center in San Ramon, California collected 3,000 pounds of food and other essential items as donations. These items were transported to Puerto Rico and distributed on March 25, 2018 to one of the communities most in need, as identified in a field study by the University of Puerto Rico (Universidad de Puerto Rico – UPR).
This effort would not have been possible without the support of local nonprofit organizations, including Cooperadores Ecológicos de Permacultura para un Puerto Rico Autosuficiente (Ecological Cooperators of Permaculture for a Self-sufficient Puerto Rico), and in coordination with the leader of the San Isidro community in Canóvanas, PR, as well as Embracing the World donors and volunteers.