October 1, 2017
Just as planned, we hit the road again today and visited the communities of Colobó and Villa Colobó, two densely populated communities in the Municipality of Loiza, where we distribute several thousand pounds of products plus water. The products distributed today were from the Jewish Community Center of Puerto Rico, and from our partners, Stronger & Better Together from Boca Raton and the UJA Federation New York.
September 28, 2017
We are relieved after bringing today more help directly to people’s hands!
We picked up friends from Boca Raton at the Isla Grande airport, who came on a charter flight with many pounds of goods and brought them directly to needy communities in Loiza. The Mayor of Loiza, Julia Nazario and her team, helped us distribute the products among the people who needed them most.
Our friends from Israid joined us again in our minivan. They came with us all the way to Loiza and installed water purificators in two shelters of this municipality.Type your paragraph here.
Sep. 27, 2017
Israid is in Puerto Rico. We joined the representatives of Israel's Humanitarian Agency and took them to the community of Cantera, in the Municipality of San Juan.
We met leaders of the community and father Colacho. Israid will be running workshops for teens and adults tomorrow and Saturday. They also brought water purificators to distribute within members of Cantera Community
The JCC is providing shelter to a mission comprising 8 members of Project Hope, an organization that provides health care in areas of disasters. Type your paragraph here.
October 16, 2017
Just as planned, we went yesterday to "Los Tocones", Loiza with many volunteers of all ages from the JCC. We all were soaking wet due to a persistent rain but it was a great day after all. We distributed products bought locally with proceeds of our fund, like a variety of canned food, cookies, snacks, flashlights, Clorox, etc, and products brought to Puerto Rico by the State of New York and Carlos Beltrán who trusted us for distribution purposes.
Thanks to the Family-to-Family Organization, up to 25 families in Loiza who lost all their belongings, will be receiving new houseware articles such as sheets, towels, pots, pans and clothing. In addition, this organization together with the Good People Fund have contributed for the purchase of prescription medicines as well as for the repair of roofs. We thank these two organizations for their support and trust.Type your paragraph here.
HURRICANE MARIA - UPDATE
Sep. 26, 2017
Yesterday, members of our community visited four shelters located in the municipalities of Loíza and Canóvanas, delivering clothing, food, water, baby formula, diapers, soap and other basic products.
We were able to identify particular needs which we were able to satisfy later in the same day, like cribs for newborn twins who were literally sleeping on the floor.
We met with the Mayors of these two municipalities who gave us the list of the most needed products which we will hopefully start delivering in the next few days. We made it home with the last drop of gas left in our van but with a full heart .
Also, yesterday, members of our community joined together to clean and restore the front garden of the JCC building which was severely damaged by the hurricane. After hours of hard work the area looked much better, although it will take some time to bring back its original beauty.
Today, we supplied 1,000 gallons of drinking water to the Municipality of Loiza. A water tank truck from the Municipality picked up the water from our cistern this morning.Type your paragraph here.
HURRICANE MARIA - UPDATE
September 5, 2018
It has been a year since Hurricane María hit our island. Much has been done but the work is not yet finished. Since our last update and during the past several months, the Jewish Community remained active helping communities and people in need.
◙ Thousands of pairs of shoes were distributed by our volunteers thanks to the Nahot company and the UJA - NY.
◙ A State-of-the-Art Ambulance was donated thanks to a joint effort by the city of Pembroke Pines, FL, the Synalovski family and the JCC of Puerto Rico.
◙ Dozens of Generators were distributed thanks to the immediate and generous response of the JFNA
◙ The JCC building has been set up to serve as a shelter thanks to the generosity of the JFNA
◙ Several houses in Loiza have been re-roofed thanks to the generosity of the Cahn Funds for Social Change and Congregation Beit-Elohim from Acton, Massachusetts
October 31, 2017
This past Sunday, October 29, we visited the community of Villas de Loiza. More than 3,000 families benefited from the distribution of products like canned food, batteries, diapers, shampoo, soap, flashlights, washboards, clothes, water and more. Once again, our Young Judaea teens made sure this day was also great and fun for the children of this community.
We would like to thank JCP from New York and families from Boston for sending us supplies which were also distributed this past Sunday.
October 7, 2017
This past Thursday, we received a charter cargo plane with over 7,000 pounds of products. These will be distributed tomorrow, Sunday, in the Municipality of Loiza.
The Jewish Community Center is proud to inform that between yesterday and today we have distributed over 900 tarps to people with total or partial roof loss in their homes. with the tarps to be distributed tomorrow (250 more) we will have satisfied 100% of the temporary roofing needed in this municipality. Of the total amount of tarps, 800 were bought locally and the rest were received in Thursdays's charter flight. The JCC of PR would like to thank all the people who have made this possible.
Also yesterday, a shipment organized by the UJA New York was picked up at the airport and brought to the health care center of the municipality Toa Baja.
October 24, 2017
This past Sunday was a great day of solidarity and the biggest distribution so far. We were at Loiza’s town square and dedicated the day to the children, bringing fun and entertainment for them. We would like to thank the teens of Young Judaea PR for joining once again and make a memorable day for so many kids in this town.
More than 1200 families benefited from yesterday’s visit.
Please check the pictures on your right.
The JCC of Puerto Rico would like to acknowledge the Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) for its immediate response after Hurricane María, bringing help and relief to many members of our Community, and for its continuous support of our Educational Programs.
October 8, 2017
Today we distributed over 5,000 cans of food, and several thousand pounds of products. Over 700 households benefited from today's activity.
We are thankful to the members of our community who volunteered today for their hard work.
Our partners from Project Hope joined us today and provided free medical services to the people in attendance.
The mayor, Julia Nazario, was very thankful to the Jewish Community and to all who have helped us in this effort.Type your paragraph here.
October 12, 2017
More distribution of basic products like canned food, toiletries, disinfectants, mosquito repellent and more took place yesterday, Wednesday afternoon, in the community of Los Pizarro, Loiza. All these product were bought locally.Type your paragraph here.
Young Judaea of Puerto Rico is an active component of our efforts to bring relief to many communities throughout the municipality of Loiza and now also Ceiba.
Yesterday, our Bogrim (teens) handed out thousands of pounds of products in Barrio Quebrada Seca, in Ceiba. (please see pictures on the right of your screen)
Our partners of Project Hope joined us once again providing health services to the
population in attendance. All the products distributed yesterday were bought locally with proceeds from the Relief fund which so many friends and sponsors have donated to.
Today, we are heading to Loiza to continue our relentless work ...Type your paragraph here.