Individual projects vary, but, in general, we're doing labor intensive projects in people's homes that have the maximum positive impact on people's lives affected by Hurricane Maria, and poverty in general. We look to help those who have no other avenues for assistance and aid, and our goal is to impact as many as possible with the resources we have. Projects include debris removal, roofing, building cistern and water collection systems, and more.
We're focused on the mountainous areas of the island that were most affected, and perhaps helped the least, after Hurricane Maria. Utuado is the name of the municipality where we hope to affect the most change for 2019.
At this time, we are only working with groups of at least ten people. Group leaders recruit and manager travel logistics to Puerto Rico for their own team. In the future, we might have 'open weeks' where individuals and smaller sized groups are welcome. Watch this space!
With the suitable ratio of adult leaders, and waivers and releases in place signed by parents, yes, we can accommodate people under the age of 18.
Our teams are led by skilled laborers and contractors. They will teach and help. What's most important is a good attitude and a willingness to learn.
Program fees go toward material, skilled labor on the ground, materials, expenses, and more. We strive to have everything in place so that our volunteers can maximize their time in Puerto Rico and don't have to wait for (too many) delays and "island time" holdups.
Most importantly, a desire to help and to learn, and to be flexible. We will teach you the rest!
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