Puerto Rico

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.

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 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.

Marco Krapels: Empowering Puerto Rico

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We have profiled nonprofit startup Empowered By Light in the past because of the organization’s good work in developing countries. This week on Sea Change Radio, we speak to one of its co-founders because of the work they’re currently doing in this country. Marco Krapels joins us to discuss his recent trip to Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Maria. Krapels talks about what compelled him to go, gives us an eyewitness account of the devastation there, and outlines the services Empowered By Light is providing to local Puerto Ricans.

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.

Rum - and Goodwill - Flows Again at Bacardi Following Hurricane Maria

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Rum is flowing again in Puerto Rico at the Bacardi distillery following the devastation of Hurricane Maria.

And so is the goodwill from Bacardi employees around the world, who have joined together to support their colleagues affected by the hurricane.

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