Yesterday marked six months after Hurricane Maria and we woke up in the morning on Vieques in yet another blackout. According to Puerto Rico's Power Authority, 103,000 people still don't have electricity — and even those who do cannot rely on it. The next Atlantic hurricane season starts in just three months and we have barely started … Continue reading 6 Month Anniversary
We joined a big community volunteer project to get a fresh coat of paint on the Vieques en Rescate cancer center and repair their roof. Our volunteers made up about 1/2 of the total workforce and with all those hands on deck, the project went quickly and turned out great. This is step one of … Continue reading Vieques en Rescate – Paint Job
We provided assistance with home repair and debris removal for families in Vieques recovering from Hurricane Maria who are unable to complete the tasks due to mental, physical or financial circumstances. This is part of our ongoing project to make homes safe and livable again.
This massive multi-day debris removal project put our volunteers' stamina to the test. They even worked until midnight when the loader and dump truck were delayed. All the volunteers and generous truck and loader drivers worked overtime to get this one done! Thank to Buchy, his amazing team and all our volunteers!
We participated in a training for solar power installers in Utuado with a group called Electricidad por el Pueblo. We worked on logistics, translation, and hands-on training for the group organizing the course. The turnout was awesome and the students got to see two full residential systems go together from design to completion. Hopefully … Continue reading Power by the People