Hurricane Irma & Maria Update—Spring 2019

Hurricane Irma & Maria Update—Spring 2019

Puerto Rico & US Virgin Islands

Your Generosity Saves Lives

Hurricane Irma & Maria Update—Spring 2019

Throughout the islands, there are many people living with complex medical conditions that require the use of electricity. The Salvation Army is addressing these needs by working with community partners, Sears and Dynamic Solar to provide nearly 50 solar units around the Island of Puerto Rico. Similar programs are being launched with a few of the most needy nursing homes and orphanages as well. Thank you!

Thanking You for Helping Those Who Help Others

The brave men and women who serve the public—first responders are often the last to ask for and receive help. A grant from the Ford Foundation, along with your generosity in supporting the Salvation Army’s Long-Term Recovery (LTR) efforts made it possible for heroes, throughout Puerto Rico, to receive assistance in rebuilding their own homes. The photo (left) features two first responders receiving gift cards to Home Depot from a Salvation Army Service Center (SARC) Manager.

Hurricane Irma & Maria Update—Spring 2019

Working Together to Rebuild Lives

Police officers in St. Thomas, together with The Salvation Army and local partners “My Brother’s Workshop “and Home Depot, joined efforts to provide hope and healing to a single mother with two children. The family was struggling without a roof over their head. Giving up their days off, the police worked 12-hour shifts to finish the house, and The Salvation Army will now provide furniture and appliances to make it a true home. The Salvation Army provided drinks and snacks during the “roofing event” as the house was being finished and even provided “Hurricane Tool Buckets” to the officers who worked. The red Salvation Army bags pictured (left )are filled with table settings of dishes, silverware and glasses, distributed to locals in need.

Hurricane Irma & Maria Update—Spring 2019

Thanks to you, these children from the St. Thomas US Virgin Islands After School Program receive a much-need break with an “end of the year” beach party at Megan’s Bay. More than fifty children and twenty adults enjoyed a day of swimming, games and a cook out. The children pictured (above) dressed in their Salvation Army “Grow Strong” t-shirts are enjoying games in and out of the water.

Long-Term Recovery Houses to Homes Statistics

Puerto Rico & Virgin Island Statistics through May 2019

  • Total House to Home families served - 8,067
  • Table settings distributed - 9,500+
  • Direct Services = $9,761,833

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