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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 forcing the thousands of displaced residents to improvise housing.
We were fundraising for 84 solar panels and we exceeded our goal and secured 110 panels.
The Power is required for critical medical equipment to operate such as: ventilators, dialysis machines, oxygen concentration, medical refrigerators, and communication equipment for evacuation.
The mayor of Loíza, Julia Nazario Fuentes, reported that the super shelter that she is enabling for the next hurricane season will have solar panels, thanks to the efforts of the AESARA Foundation, a non-profit entity led by the businesswoman of the medical and pharmaceutical industry, Sissi Pham.
“A fundraising campaign is currently being carried out to complete the project, so we urge all those interested in contributing to access this link:
https://secure.givelively.org/donate/aesara-foundation/solar-energy-for-emergency-shelter-loiza-puerto-rico, where the contribution alternatives are indicated, since the project has a cost of $ 115,000 and $ 104,000 has already been raised. The hurricane season begins on June 1 and we must be prepared, “said the mayor.
The philanthropic entity has been consistent in assisting Loíza in multiple initiatives, such as the donation of $300,000 in medical equipment and supplies for the emergency room of said municipality. The contribution consisted of stretchers to attend to patients and reclining seats for companions, as well as x-ray equipment and surgical material.
The relationship with Aesara arose after a visit by the mayor to the Silicon Valley Foundation in California, thanks to the efforts made by Dr. Nelson Colón Tarrats of the Community Foundation of Puerto Rico (PRCF). “There we presented the pre and post hurricane situation, then they ask us to work on a specific project and they got other foundations. Certainly AESARA and Siss Pham have been a great blessing for Loíza ”. The commitment has also been extended to the reconstruction of homes and the urban cleaning and restoration project.
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