The Caribbean region has been hit hard these past few weeks starting with Hurricane Irma, and now with Hurricane Maria making its way through Puerto Rico. The island of 3.4 million people is without electricity, water, fuel and looters have taken over. Our co-founder Nikki has arrived in Puerto Rico to the destruction and despair of this ravaged island. We are here to help rebuild the shelters we support and help our friends repair their homes, livelihoods and hearts. It is a bleak picture. Puerto Rico, having endured an economic crisis and now a major hurricane, needs helping hands to save the helpless animals caught in the storm; there are numerous supplies that need to be donated for hurricane efforts and ways to help in recovery.
Over the next few days Nikki, Neva and Aidan will be assessing how bad the situation is and putting together a plan of action. We need help. We need money to buy food and materials to repair homes and shelters.
Puerto Rico has an increasing amount of stray dogs, or “satos” as the locals call them, roaming the island. It's a culmination of the economic crisis, lack of spaying and neutering dogs, and an absence of government help. The fact of a Category 4 hurricane, the first of its kind to hit the island of 3 million in 85 years does not help this already existing problem.
We desperately need donations to help continue our partners efforts, especially during the aftermath of the hurricane.
Here are some examples of costings for things we need:
· £25 will fund desperately needed water purification tablets
· £100 will fund vital emergency medical supplies
· £400 will fund a critically needed generator