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Puerto Rico Post Maria Rebuild

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Globe Aware
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Yauco, Yauco, Puerto Rico

Globe Aware


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Published 1 month ago

Recurring
December 17, 2020
12:00am CST
February 28, 2022
12:00am CST
Full time (30+ hrs/wk)

Join us on our first program in a United States territory in a time of great need. As the world knows, this beautiful archipelago among the Greater Antilles was struck hard by Category 5 hurricane Maria in 2017, the worst natural disaster in its’ recorded history. Over 500 people died, roughly 80% of its agriculture was lost, the island’s power grid was wiped out, 85% of its above ground phone and internet cables, and countless homes were damaged and destroyed. It is going to take years to recover. Puerto Rico needs you.


Projects

Our project location is in Yauco, about 80 miles from San Juan. Currently there is not an issue with access to gas and roads necessary to carry out our work. In this area, about 1300 houses need their roof fully or partially repaired.


We have set and initial goal of rebuilding 100, which have been selected and appointed by a grassroots committee created for the purpose. We have hired local engineers and supervisors to lead and oversee the project.


No special skills or languages are necessary though we recommend that volunteers are capable of working in a tropical climate.


One week long program

Join us on our first program in a United States territory in a time of great need. As the world knows, this beautiful archipelago among the Greater Antilles was struck hard by Category 5 hurricane Maria in 2017, the worst natural disaster in its…

Details at a glance

  • Fee Required
  • On-site Location
  • Training Provided
  • Housing Available
  • Language / Cultural Support Available
  • Groups Welcome
  • Families Welcome

Location

Yauco, Yauco, PR

How to Apply

To find out about available program dates and tax-deductible program fees, please visit www.globeaware.com. Globe Aware follows safety guidelines in order to keep our volunteers and communities safe. Contact us to learn more.


To find out about available program dates and tax-deductible program fees, please visit www.globeaware.com. Globe Aware follows safety guidelines in order to keep our volunteers…

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