Puerto Rico Rises: Con Tus Manos Program

In Press Releases by Brother's Brother Foundation

Proposal: Puerto Rico Rises (PRR), a partner of BBF in Puerto Rico, has requested funding to transport housing materials throughout the island

Request Amount: $10,000

Background: One of BBF’s most frequent partners following Hurricane Maria, PRR began by collecting humanitarian supplies around the continental United States. BBF funded the delivery of these items. In total, approximately sixteen containers of relief were sent as a result of PRR collection efforts. On multiple occasions, Sara Lopez, the CEO of the organization, joined BBF live on air.

In the months since, PRR has registered as a non-profit and expanded their recovery work. They received a grant of almost $500,000 in building material from FEMA to help rebuild the homes of 100 families. The materials that have been bought still require transportation, and PRR has applied to BBF for support in delivering these materials around the island.
Proposal: Puerto Rico Rises (PRR), a partner of BBF in Puerto Rico, has requested funding to transport housing materials throughout the island

Request Amount: $10,000

Background: One of BBF’s most frequent partners following Hurricane Maria, PRR began by collecting humanitarian supplies around the continental United States. BBF funded the delivery of these items. In total, approximately sixteen containers of relief were sent as a result of PRR collection efforts. On multiple occasions, Sara Lopez, the CEO of the organization, joined BBF live on air.

In the months since, PRR has registered as a non-profit and expanded their recovery work. They received a grant of almost $500,000 in building material from FEMA to help rebuild the homes of 100 families. The materials that have been bought still require transportation, and PRR has applied to BBF for support in delivering these materials around the island.

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Rationale: 70% of the families being served live in extreme poverty. PRR has already fundraised a matching $10,000 from JetBlue/Global Giving Caribbean Recovery Fund. To date, the program has been extremely well tracked, with numerous visuals available displaying sites of new homes. PRR has shown a strong ability to follow through on a timetable, as well as report back.

Cost to BBF: $10,000, to be taken from BBF’s US Hurricane Response fund. After disbursement, $160,000 will remain.
Rationale: 70% of the families being served live in extreme poverty. PRR has already fundraised a matching $10,000 from JetBlue/Global Giving Caribbean Recovery Fund. To date, the program has been extremely well tracked, with numerous visuals available displaying sites of new homes. PRR has shown a strong ability to follow through on a timetable, as well as report back.

Cost to BBF: $10,000, to be taken from BBF’s US Hurricane Response fund. After disbursement, $160,000 will remain.