At our volunteer farm in Vieques, La Finca de Hamberto, we prepare once again for a tropical storm. This weekend we are expecting Tropical Storm Laura to make landfall. We have prepped the volunteer house and pre-checked the solar systems around the island of Vieques, ready to be used in case it is needed. We … Continue reading Hurricane Preparedness and Recovery of Summer 2020
Volunteers and staff joining together to complete exterior work in order to reopen the Senior Center Vieques has an aging population and the Senior Center is a vital resource, comprised of multiple buildings in the Monte Santo neighborhood. We worked in community with staff members and a wide roster of volunteers to scrape and paint … Continue reading Painting the Luisa Guadelupe Senior Center on Vieques
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
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