Hurricane Maria caused unprecedented damage to neighborhoods, infrastructure and the environment on the island of Puerto Rico.
CC International (CCI) is raising $100,000 (in partnership with Social Good Fund*) to support families, schools, non-profits and animal shelters impacted by Hurricane Maria by bringing suppplies and over 500 volunteers for projects in December 2017 and Spring and Summer of 2018. Your donations will provide an extended bottom line of support for our volunteers and Puerto Rican partners as they:
• Assess the needs of residents and help them rebuild their homes.
Many homes in Puerto Rico are not covered by flood insurance and FEMA recovery funds only cover basic needs for repairs. CCI volunteers will provide labor for clean-up and rebuilding homes. We need to purchase hundreds of tools, supplies and materials that will directly benefit families as they continue the long recovery process
• Restore a fragile and badly damaged ecosystem.
The natural environment is a crucial part of the Puerto Rican culture and economy. CCI volunteers will help neighboring communities get back on their feet, assist in sustainable agricultural efforts, and support the process of reforestation and restoration of Puerto Rico's natural habitats. CCI Partner Para la Naturaleza will work with us to ensure our volunteers maximize their impact
• Support Boy’s and Girls Clubs, Headstart Programs and local schools that have lost many resources, talent and volunteers with tutoring and facility repair
• Bring skilled labor to the recovery effort starting in Summer of 2018!
One of the most challenging and expensive issues after a disaster is the lack of skilled technicians such as carpenters, plumbers, and electricians. CCI will recruit and bring skilled volunteers to Puerto Rico to help residents, non-profits and schools get to the next crucial stage of recovery and we’ll need to supply tools and materials that are going to be very difficult for many Puerto Ricans to purchase
Your donations will help us provide hammers, rakes, shovels, paint supplies, mold remediation supplies (including hazmat safety gear), crow bars, food, shelter and building supplies such as dry wall, nails and other supplies!
If you'd like to send a check instead of an online doation send payable to (*Be sure to add 'CCI' in the Memo*):
PO Box 5473
Richmond, CA 94805
We need 100 volunteers to raise $1,000 each or…200 volunteers to raise $500 each or…you get the picture!
Set up your own page, share your fav pic or selfie , set your goal and get your peeps to help us help our volunteers and let’s get send our fellow American’s a message of love and real tangible support!
* CC International works with Social Good Fund to ensure that your donations are processed with integrity and get to the projects where they can do the most good.