Resiliency in the Face of Disaster Through Farming

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

Senior Center – Refurbishment

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

6 Month Anniversary

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

Vieques en Rescate – Paint Job

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