During the COVID-19 pandemic, many of Vieques' residents do not have access to a steady supply of food, particularly healthy, hot meals. Sail Relief Team has worked in cooperation with numerous nonprofits and residents of Vieques to start a volunteer-run meal program, Comida Caliente. We prepare healthy and filling meals at our volunteer house, La … Continue reading Meals Program for Vieques Residents in Need During COVID-19
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