On January 7th 2020, the southwestern part of the island of Puerto Rico was struck by a 6.4 magnitude earthquake. There have been 7 earthquakes of 5.0 magnitude and higher since December 2019 and not to mention numerous aftershocks and smaller earthquakes.
This has left the towns of Ponce, Guánica, Yauco, Guayanilla and Peñuelas and thousands of residents without power, property damage and total loss of their homes. Due to the ongoing possibility for more seismic activity, those affected have been sleeping in make shift camps,shelters and sleeping outside.
As you can imagine, the island and its residents are still recovering from Hurricane Maria in 2017.
On behalf of Borikén Foundation, our goal is to raise funds to help relief efforts in Puerto Rico.
We are in process of working with other organizations and our volunteers in Puerto Rico to assess need and provide immediate
assistance in terms of clothing, toiletries and other items. The foundation also has a tool lending library on the island and the goal is to obtain tools and generators.
Please consider donating to this effort and please share with your friends and families.
Gracias ❤️ ,
Borikén Foundation Board
Our hope is to give them a boost to help them successfully relaunch their fishing businesses in 2019. Together, with your help, we aim to set these hard workers up for a successful beginning to the New Year.
This is why we have set up an Amazon wish list that allows you to browse, purchase, and ship equipment directly to these fishermen who just want to return to work with adequate equipment that allows them to meet the needs of their families, and community...
As soon as their grant money arrived One Human Family Coalition representatives said: "We were able to start purchasing [the next] morning. The people we are visiting are so grateful. Thank you so much!..."
Grants are one of our favorite ways to support mission trips, community projects, sustainable upgrades and other ways to help Puerto Rico
When back-to-back Hurricanes Irma and Maria struck Puerto Rico back in 2017, the fishing industry on the island was negatively affected.
The Asociación de Pescadores (Association of Fishermen) Juan Sánchez Rivera, Inc. based in Yabucoa, Puerto Rico, informed us that the power
outages meant no access to freezers to store the fishermen’s fresh catches to both feed the people on the island but also to sell and make money
for their own families.
Whether you chose to donate money, time, resources or ideas, the communities in Puerto Rico have felt your impact and appreciate your help. Below are some highlights of the accomplishments we've had thanks to the help of our community.