Hurricane Maria

How Businesses in Puerto Rico are Recovering After Maria

By Lizzie O'Leary
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The Bacardi rum plant was back up and running less than two weeks after Maria. Good news for the place that produces 80 percent of Bacardi's rum and employs 300 people. The company has paid its employees throughout hurricane recovery. 

"We got some comments from our primos [workers] saying 'coming to Bacardi to work it's like a bubble, because you forget all that's going on around,'" Class said. "But then people told me 'at four I get depressed because I have to go back to the reality of no power, no hot water, no food.'"

BACARDÍ® Rum to Host United for Puerto Rico Concert & Telethon

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CATAÑO, Puerto Rico, and HAMILTON, Bermuda, December 8, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Family-owned Bacardi is pleased to announce its BACARDÍ rum facility will play host to the United for Puerto Rico live concert and telethon on Sunday, December 10. All proceeds from the fundraising initiative will go directly to organizations benefiting Puerto Ricans impacted by the devastation caused by Hurricanes Irma and Maria.

Family of Volunteers Are a Bright Light in Their Storm-Darkened Puerto Rico Community

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As Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico face the aftermath of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, Points of Light is honoring everyday citizens who stepped up to serve their communities during the immediate response and to embark on the long road to recovery. 

Schneider Electric Donates Solar Lanterns to the Light and Hope for Puerto Rico Campaign

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  • Supplies from Schneider Electric include 100 APC Mobiya TS170 S Portable LED lighting systems
  • The portable LED lighting systems provide citizens of Puerto Rico with backup power and lighting during outages
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  • Supplies from Schneider Electric include 100 APC Mobiya TS170 S Portable LED lighting systems
  • The portable LED lighting systems provide citizens of Puerto Rico with backup power and lighting during outages

Giving Tuesday: Dell Team Members Make a Difference in Puerto Rico

by Heather Wilson
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In the rural, mountainous town of Jayuya, Puerto Rico, Dell Services Director Jeff Poyner looked around and surveyed how locals were reacting to the devastation of their homes. Weeks earlier on September 20, Hurricane Maria slammed into the island as a fierce Category 4.

GM Employees Help Texas and Puerto Rico Recover

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When Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico a little over a month ago, GM engineers mobilized to help the U.S. island territory.

Hundreds of GM employees donated more than 12 tons of goods including batteries, solar cellphone chargers and lights, hand sanitizer, disinfecting wipes, bottled water, baby formula and canned foods.

DEWALT Partners with Habitat for Humanity on Hurricane Recovery Efforts

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BIG PINE KEY, Fla., November 17, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria wrought widespread devastation in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico, leaving many families distressed and displaced from their homes. Through its disaster response efforts, Habitat for Humanity thoroughly assesses the shelter and housing needs caused by these storms and works to help rebuild and repair homes alongside homeowners in need of a decent place to live.

Planet Water Foundation Brings Water-Cleaning Technology to Puerto Rico

by Antonio Pasolini
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Planet Water Foundation, an organization focused on bringing clean water to impoverished communities, has announced plans to help Puerto Ricans in the wake of Hurricane Maria. The natural disaster has devastated the country, with consequences on drinkable water supplies.

The organization will deploy 12 AquaTower water filtration systems. These filters source water by eliminating all types of microorganisms that can cause disease. What’s better: with no electricity or toxic chemicals.

PHOTOS: Daddy Yankee Helps Families in Caguas, Puerto Rico, by Distributing Shelter Repair Kits with Habitat for Humanity and Save the Children

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CAGUAS, Puerto Rico, November 8, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Puerto Rico native, rapper, producer and “Despacito” singer Daddy Yankee joined volunteers in Caguas today to distribute shelter repair kits to families.

PHOTOS: Habitat for Humanity and Save the Children Begin Distribution of 2,000 Shelter Repair Kits to Puerto Rico Families

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CAGUAS, Puerto Rico, November 7, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Five hundred families living in and around Caguas, Puerto Rico, are receiving tools and supplies to repair their homes today through a partnership between Habitat for Humanity and Save the Children.

The organizations are distributing the first 500 of 2,000 shelter repair kits that are designed to help low-income families across Puerto Rico make interim repairs to homes damaged by Hurricane Maria.

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