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5 years of impact
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With the increasing severity of the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020, many businesses were in jeopardy all over the world. The challenges faced by a restaurant, Provence, in our local community of Chapel Hill, NC came to our attention. AESARA Foundation fundraised and matched the fundraising total to provide timely emergency relief to our friends at Provence.
In face of racial unrest and structural disparities AESARA Foundation donated to the National Association for the Advance of Colored People (NAACP) as it launched campaign to promote equity, and opportunity in the United States
2020 MayCovid-19 Community Support
With the increasing severity of the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020, many businesses were in jeopardy all over the world. The challenges faced by a restaurant, Provence, in our local community of Chapel Hill, NC came to our attention. AESARA Foundation fundraised and matched the fundraising total of locals in RTP areas to provide timely emergency relief to our friends at Provence.
2020 MaySolar Energy for Emergency Shelter:
Loíza, Puerto Rico
Following hurricanes Irma and Maria, Loíza’s 29,000 residents became isolated on an island within an island, cut-off from the rest of Puerto Rico and delaying response time for much needed supplies and electricity. At that time, there was no designated shelter.
Our 2020 project focus was fundraising 122K for 84 solar panels to generate 160kWh of back-up power. This power is required for critical medical equipment to operate such as: ventilators, dialysis machines, oxygen concentration, medical refrigerators, and communication equipment for evacuation.
2020 FebruaryBBF donation of medical supplies to the Emergency
Brother’s Brother Foundation donated over $20,000 of medical equipment (hospital beds and mattresses) to help set up the Loíza Emergency shelter.
2020 JanuaryResilient Loíza: Trip 3
Our third trip to Loíza continued the revitalization effort initiated in September 2019 around the town square. This service trip however featured several new partners spearheaded by Bill Robbins from GP Global and, vacationers led by Jonathan Wright. Vacationers and local volunteers working together created such a buzz and more who heard about the ongoing work came to lend a hand.
It was a huge success for Loíza and the spark started the movement as many more homes are now being beautified.
2019 NovemberBurlingame children’s room for shelter in 2019
First Presbyterian Church-Burlingame determined to partner with AESARA Foundation to set up a children’s room As part of the larger emergency shelter project in Loíza. Their fundraising and donations contributed thousands of dollars toward to completion of the project.
2019 SeptemberNC donation foodbank during 2019 hurricane
2019 SeptemberResilient Loíza: Trip 2
2019 MayRestoration of Coastal Louisiana Reef Service project
AESARA Foundation partnered with the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana (CRCL) to drive sustainable change through reef restoration of the Louisiana seacoast. Our team in partnership with several AESARA clients worked to support the oyster shell recycling process, which is used to build naturally-simulated reefs that help fortify the coastline against potential hurricanes.
We were joined by friends and family. Some of our colleagues from AESARA who were attending a conference in New Orleans, also volunteered their time.
2019 MayLoíza, PR strategic partnership and fundraiser New Orleans, LA
AESARA Foundation hosted its first fundraiser in support of Loíza, Puerto Rico. With over 120 people in attendance at the masquerade party and $50,000 raised, significant strides were made towards the development of an emergency shelter in Loíza.
2018 NovemberDelivery of Brother’s Brother Donation to Loiza Urgent Care Facility
With a goal of elevating Loiza’s Urgent Care center to an Emergency Care level to enable Loiza to be self-sustaining during natural disasters, AESARA submitted several applications and sought grants of medical equipment and supplies
Brother’s Brother Foundation and Dr. John Mellors in Pittsburgh accepted the challenge and worked in partnership with AESARA to deliver $325,000 of equipment / supplies to Loíza.
2018 SeptemberResilient Loíza: Trip 1
Our first service trip started on September 21-25 when, with 25 excited volunteers in tow, we had the honor and privilege to to lend our support to the community of Loíza, PR.
During this trip, we had the opportunity to assist with the:
- Re-painting of the Urgency Care Center
- Creation of original artwork by the children of Loíza
- Restoring 4 homes in partnership with the Ricky Martin Foundation
2018 AugustA Collective Effort: Receiving our First Grants
We were humbled and extremely thankful to Mary Ann Cotter and the Cotter Charitable Foundation along with the Recovery Fund of Silicon Valley Community Foundation for their generous donations.
Each has granted $20,000 to fund and fuel the efforts of the AESARA Foundation in Loíza, Puerto Rico.
2017 DecemberFocus on Loíza, Puerto Rico
In partnership with the Gift of Light and Water campaign and the Silicon Valley Foundation (SVF), AESARA Foundation focused on Loíza, Puerto Rico’s recovery from Hurricane Irma & Maria.
We set forth on an incredible journey to ‘do good’ alongside Loíza Mayor Julia Nazario, Director of Federales Programas, Luis Daniel Pizarro and our extraordinary partners and Dennis Robinson (SVF)
2017 OctoberHurricane Irma & MariaDeploying AESARA Foundation into action
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.
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.
2016 DecemberDriving Social Change From the Start
Giving to crisis relief projects that move our hearts we targeted donations to urgent global crises that touched our employee’s lives in 2016
- Alzheimer Society of Canada
- Giraffe Conservation Foundation
- International Rescue Committee – Syria crisis relief
- Ronald McDonald House of Philadelphia – support of children in crisis
- Women for Women International
2016 AprilAESARA Foundation Founded
Founded with a commitment to contribute a portion of AESARA Inc’s profits to help sustain the Earth’s ecosystem and improve the human condition.
In addition to offering financial support to worthy causes, we were compelled to apply our subject matter expertise to contribute to communities in need.
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