Puerto Rico Response and Recovery
In the Fall of 2017, Hurricane Maria’s 155 mph ferocious winds plowed through the island of Puerto Rico, leaving a trail of destruction in its wake. “It is the worst natural disaster on record in Puerto Rico and nearly three months later, the island still does not have power and potable water in many areas. As always, our team worked with local partners to carefully assess the damage and identify communities with the greatest need for help” noted Erik Dyson, C.E.O. of All Hands and Hearts. “Now that the situation on the ground has settled we will be helping the families, in the areas of Yabucoa and Barranquitas, in the clean up process and to be there alongside them on the long road to recovery.”
All Hands Volunteers are currently operating out of 2 bases in Puerto Rico – Barranquitas and Yabucoa. Teams working in Barranquitas have begun moving towards the Recovery phase. They have assisted with mucking and gutting, debris removal, mold sanitations and cement and CGI roofing jobs. Yabucoa is still in the Response phase and teams have helped with the demolition of unsafe structures, debris removal, minor repair jobs and cement roofing.
- Puerto Rico>Yabucoa
- Puerto Rico>Barranquitas
- Disaster Prevention and Preparedness
- Humanitarian Aid