Building Resilience on Vieques

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

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

Power by the People

  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