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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.

Casa BACARDÍ Visitor Center Re-Opens in Puerto Rico

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CATAÑO, Puerto Rico, and HAMILTON, Bermuda, November 6, 2017 /3BL Media/ — Casa BACARDÍ visitor center, one of Puerto Rico’s top tourism attractions, is pleased to announce it has reopened as of November 1. While the Casa BACARDÍ campus suffered minor damage during Hurricane Maria, the largest premium rum distillery in the world is leading the charge in recovery and rebuilding. The landscaping is showing signs of recovery and the views of the El Morro Fort and San Juan Bay are as spectacular as ever.

Casa Bacardi Tour Guides Help at Puerto Rico Shelters

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What have our tour guides been doing while the Casa Bacardi visitor center in Puerto Rico has been closed? They've been receiving visitors to the Emergency Stop & Go shelters as part of #BacardiContigo. Thanks to Christian for sharing what this has meant to him. Cheers to his passion, dedication and commitment!

Xylem Provides Expanded Support for Relief Efforts in Puerto Rico

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RYE BROOK, N.Y., October 26, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Xylem announced plans to expand its support for the ongoing recovery and rebuilding efforts in Puerto Rico in the aftermath of the devastating effects of Hurricane Maria. The Company has pledged financial support, including matching employee contributions, as well as a new effort to bring clean water to several of the hardest hit areas of the island.

PHOTOS: Habitat for Humanity Assembles 2,000 Shelter Repair Kits to Aid Puerto Rico Families

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COVINGTON, Ga., October 24, 2017 /3BL Media/ — Habitat for Humanity will send 2,000 shelter repair kits to Puerto Rico to help families repair their damaged homes following Hurricane Maria. The kits—which are being assembled by Habitat volunteers in metro Atlanta this week—are the first phase of the Habitat Hammers Back recovery initiative in Puerto Rico.

VIDEO | FedEx Delivers Relief Supplies to Puerto Rico

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FedEx has committed an additional $1 million in cash and transportation support to deliver critical medical aid and supplies to help communities recover after the devastating hurricane season, as well as the earthquake in Mexico. This brings the company’s total commitment to $3 million in disaster relief over the past few weeks. FedEx is proud to use its global network to help numerous relief agencies respond to these unprecedented disasters.

Habitat for Humanity to Aid More Than 6,000 Families in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico in Long-Term Housing Recovery

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HOUSTON, October 17, 2017 /3BL Media/ — Habitat for Humanity is commencing the long-term phase of its Habitat Hammers Back hurricane recovery initiative, pledging to help more than 6,000 families across regions impacted by hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria.

The nonprofit housing leader is seeking to raise $100 million to support the repair, rebuilding and new construction of homes to assist low- and moderate-income families in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico.

Walmart Foundation Commits $500,000 to Operation Homefront to Support Military Families Impacted by Recent Hurricanes

The funding will meet critical needs for up to 1,000 military family members affected by the 2017 Hurricane Season
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SAN ANTONIO, October 16, 2017 /3BL Media/ – The Walmart Foundation is committing $500,000 to Operation Homefront’s Critical Financial Assistance program to help meet the unique and urgent needs of military families affected by the 2017 hurricane season.

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