- raised $1,250.00
- Goal $50,000.00
- Day left 12 day(s) to end
Vieques, in full Isla de Vieques, is an island–municipality of Puerto Rico (U.S.) in the northeastern Caribbean, part of an island grouping sometimes known as the Spanish Virgin Islands. Vieques is part of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and retains strong influences from 400 years of Spanish presence in the island.
Vieques lies about 8 miles (13 km) east of the Puerto Rican mainland, and measures about 21 miles (34 km) long by 4 miles (6 km) wide. Its most populated barrio is Isabel Segunda (sometimes written “Isabel II”), the administrative center on the northern side of the island. The population of Vieques was 9,301 at the 2010 Census.
Vieques, is in a state of crisis. In the wake of Hurricane Maria, mass flooding and destruction have put children and seniors throughout the island at risk. Still without any electricity and running water comes and goes. To get gas for the generators for those who are able to afford one, the waiting lines are endless and it can take up to 8 hours and sometimes by the time you get to the gas station the gasoline is already gone. The hospital now closed due to mal function of the generators, leaking roofs and poor conditions. Some communities in Vieques still waiting to receive assistance.
The governor has warned that this is “the worst hurricane in a century,” and that rebuilding will be a tremendously difficult undertaking.
Latinos-Unidos is mobilizing to get immediate, critical support — Emergency Relief Kits — to the children of Puerto Rico.
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Your donations will provide a kit containing basic, essential supplies such as, a water bucket with lid, water containers, soap, toothpaste, detergent and sanitary pads as well as over the counter medications and other medicines and food. The supplies will also help children and their families keep clean and healthy, protecting them from diseases that can occur after the loss of equipment and infrastructure and the disruption of a safe water supply. You can donate as little as $1.00.