"Punta Santiago was one of the hardest hit communities by Hurricane Maria. The combination of storm surge, sewage and torrential rain destroyed materials and equipment of the Preschool. The 37 student preschool is in urgent need of the materials listed in this wishlist. Please help us achieve our goal and share our wishlist with your family and friends... "read more
HELP THE PUNTA SANTIAGO COMMUNITY AND MONKEY ISLAND REBUILD THEIR LIVES
Punta Santiago was arguably one of the hardest hit communities when Puerto Rico was ravaged by Hurricane Maria. The combination of storm surge, sewage and torrential rain destroyed thousands of homes and everything in and around them. The storm also devastated most of the residents' opportunities to make a living. Adding insult to injury, this community still has no power, and the re-establishment of the power is not expected until late spring or early summer! And yet, despite the daily challenges of gathering food, water and building materials for themselves, the people of Punta Santiago have never ceased to care for the over 1,500 monkeys on Monkey Island!
After two hurricanes hit Puerto Rico, the staff has been up against extreme odds. Daily, they never cease to provide food, water, and care to the monkeys, only to return to their own homes which have been devastated. Without our help, resources will soon be exhausted and the people and monkeys will suffer.
DAILY FRESH WATER DELIVERY...
STILL NECESSARY 6 MONTHS LATER
WHAT IS NEEDED TO HELP OUR FELLOW PUERTO RICAN-AMERICANS
Punta's damages are simply overwhelming. The daily challenges endured by the people there are unimaginable. In a trip made in December of 2017, a group of U.S. mainland colleagues, friends, and families helped nine Puerto Rican families rebuild and repair their homes and replace basic necessities like gas stoves, mattresses and roof tarps. Project Monkey Island is now organizing a second trip to Puerto Rico for April of 2018. But we need your help. Below are types of donations that are desperately needed in order to make a dent in the severely damaged neighborhoods.
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The children of Punta Santiago will tell you how the ocean came into their homes.
They'll tell you how their parents tied them to their waists with rope and plowed through saltwater in search of safety...