Sail Relief Team has been busy promoting Resiliency on Vieques! Our newest project consists of creating a volunteer house that can be resilient and self-sufficient in the face of future disasters. The volunteer house farm became a project after local home owner became unable to continue to care for their animals and Sail Relief Team … Continue reading Resiliency in the Face of Disaster Through Farming
Vieques relies on its natural beauty to support a tourism economy. We've teamed up with local groups to clean up trash and storm debris on beaches and in neighborhoods around the island. Projects like this help support community resilience through a stronger local economy and stewardship of public spaces.
We helped out with the installation of network antennas and wifi equipment for schools around the island. These network nodes not only provide internet for the schools, but also contribute to the resilience of the island-wide network. The next phase of this project is to outfit each node with solar power and a battery backup … Continue reading WiFi for Schools
For the past few months, our focus has been on the small island municipality of Vieques off the eastern coast of Puerto Rico. This community was hit hard and faces the additional challenge of being physically separated from the rest of Puerto Rico. As the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season rapidly approaches, our focus is on … Continue reading Building Resilience on Vieques
We recently started refurbishing Luisa Guadalupe Guadalupe Geriatric Center, the senior center for Vieques. The original center was closed due to damages following Hurricane Maria. The new center location needs work including electrical, mild roof repair and replacement of peeling paint. Our part of the project includes stripping the existing paint, repainting, sealing the roofs … Continue reading Senior Center – Refurbishment