Hurricane season officially started June 1st, and Puerto Rico still hasn't fully recovered from September's Hurricane Maria. This week, the Puerto Rico Department of Health released new information on the number of deaths following Maria. CBS News correspondent David Begnaud reports from San Juan.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!
AN OVERVIEW OF OUR WORK IN PUNTA SANTIAGO
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...