SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#unidosporpuertorico–United for Puerto Rico, a private non-profit organization established
under the laws of Puerto Rico and created after Hurricane Irma,
announced today the award of $750,000 to three non-profit organizations
in Puerto Rico: American Red Cross, Chapter of Puerto Rico; Iniciativa
Comunitaria, Inc. and Proyecto Nacer.
United for Puerto Rico granted Iniciativa Comunitaria
$100,000 for their project Operation Compassion which consists of
a mobile clinic to address the needs and medical emergencies of the
communities affected by the recent natural disasters. The mobile clinic
team will include doctors, medical assistants, psychological service,
social workers, pharmacists or pharmacy technicians, nurses, liaison
coordinators with medical insurance companies, health promoters, an
administrator and administrative assistants.
In addition, the American Red Cross, Chapter of Puerto Rico
will receive $500,000. These funds will be used for the disaster relief
operation, mostly to identify with authorities the most affected areas,
deliver supplies and assist in the recovery of said communities.
Lastly, Proyecto Nacer was granted $150,000 for the
purchase of equipment to continue assisting teenage parents and their
children in the Bayamón Municipality and its surrounding areas (Toa
Baja, Toa Alta, Naranjito, Guaynabo, Cataño, Comerío, etc.)
With these grants, United for Puerto Rico has fulfilled its goal of
weekly donations disbursement. To date, United for Puerto Rico has
distributed a total of $1,598,944.00.
“We continue granting donations to non-profit organization dedicated to
serve individuals and communities in Puerto Rico that have been affected
by Hurricanes Irma and Maria,” declared Mariely Rivera, executive
director of United for Puerto Rico.
For more information about United for Puerto Rico visit www.unidosporpuertorico.com.
Donations can be made by PayPal; wire transfer to Unidos por Puerto
Rico/United for Puerto Rico, Account Number: 0108501910 at FirstBank
Puerto Rico, Routing Number: 221571473, SWIFT:FBPRPRSJ.
“We encourage non-profit organizations to submit their proposals for
consideration at: www.unidosporpuertorico.com.
Petitions will be evaluated and approved, on a weekly basis, by the
Board of Directors,” Rivera concluded.
ABOUT UNITED FOR PUERTO RICO
United for Puerto Rico, a private non-profit organization established
under the laws of Puerto Rico and created after Hurricane Irma, has
redoubled its efforts and expanded its mission in the aftermath of
Hurricane Maria to aid communities battered by both natural disasters.
The NGO is certified by the Puerto Rico Treasury Department and has
the federal 501c3 certification from the Internal Revenue Service
Originally conceived by the Office of the First Lady of Puerto Rico,
is currently being led by the private sector
Mission: Aid individuals and small businesses devastated by
Hurricanes Irma and Maria to accelerate in their recovery by helping
meet housing, food and health needs, facilitating that they may rebuild
their lives, communities and Puerto Rico.
As part of this effort, the organization will focus on the immediate
needs of those who lost their homes and belongings, particularly among
the elderly, children and youths, single mother households, the homeless
and the disabled.
United for Puerto Rico focuses on raising funds to:
1. Provide immediate aid to those with the greatest needs with the goal
of meeting their basic needs of housing, food and health in coordination
with institutions and FEMA, and complementing the efforts of these and
federal benefits available through FEMA.
2. Collaborate with NGOs dedicated to serve the key groups identified in
our mission since these entities have the structure, experience and
capacity to be more efficient in this endeavor.
3. Assist small businesses in communities with financial aid to help
them resume operations.
4. Provide information on available federal assistance programs to the
public in general and facilitate that the greatest number of individuals
who qualify for aid programs apply for available aid to leverage all the
help that can be garnered for those most in need.
United for Puerto Rico
Iris M. González, APR, 787-729-8130