In September 2017, Hurricane Maria devastated the island of Puerto Rico. Immediately following the hurricane, AESARA joined a collective effort to donate $100,000 in relief to the citizens of Puerto Rico.
The First ImpactDeploying AESARA Foundation into action
Puerto Rico. Loíza has one of the highest poverty rates on the island, and was 1 of 10 towns on the island that experienced more deaths from Hurricane Maria than in 2015-2016 combined.
Immediately following Hurricane Maria’s direct hit on Puerto Rico, the AESARA Foundation was moved to channel our giving to the humanitarian crisis in Puerto Rico.
We contributed to a collective funding effort across multiple agencies, coordinated through the Fundación Comunitaria de Puerto Rico under the leadership of Dr. Nelson Colón.
We learned that
With 50% of Loiza’s population below the US federal poverty level, resources are limited and assistance is needed as much as ever…
We see it’s our time to make our
Together, we helped raise $100,000 in relief and partnered with AEROBridge, which helps match aircraft with emergency response teams and critical supplies to provide disaster assistance and help save lives.
With full funding going toward the goods provided to Puerto Rico, we were able to send 112 tons of generators, medicines, water and food, including 250,000 children’s meals.