Hogar Ruth: Safe Once Again for Women and Children

Photo: Courtesy of Primera Hora. Photographer: Luis Alcalá del Olmo Hurricane María tore down the security fence of Hogar Ruth and left 35 women and children who had sought refuge in the emergency shelter exposed to potential attackers. “Safety is vital for the women and children we shelter because their physical and emotional health is

Roof repair in Caimito and Playita

United for Puerto Rico granted nearly half of the $200,000 investment made by Global Communities, Partners for Good, to repair 200 roofs in Caimito and Playita. Eleven volunteers from Global Communities evaluated 252 homes in both communities for structural damage. Among the homes screened, 51 were headed by single women with children, 66 were elderly

Unidos por Puerto Rico: A record in grants and donations

Unidos por Puerto Rico grew out of the pressing need to face the devastation caused by two hurricanes in one month. Hurricanes Irma and María caused catastrophic damages in Puerto Rico not seen in nearly 100 years. Since the 20th of September, when Hurricane María left a trail of destruction in its wake in all

The Academy of Medical Directors of Puerto Rico organizes a health clinic in Arroyo

The Academy of Medical Directors of Puerto Rico held a health clinic in Arroyo’s Barrio Yaurel, which included physical and mental services, thanks to a grant from United for Puerto Rico. More than 100 people benefitted from this activity which also included checking for glucose levels and blood pressure.  Nearly three quarters of those attending,

Doctors from Tampa organize fundraising campaign for United for Puerto Rico

Compassion and a need to act marked the feelings that overcame members of the Society of Latin Doctors of Tampa Bay once Hurricane María struck Puerto Rico.  In the wake of the hurricane, the Society experienced a surge in membership as young doctors from Puerto Rico established their practice in the area.  These new members

Moving to the Beat of United for Puerto Rico

Mercy and Britton Struthers, mother and daughter, both residents of Chantilly, near Dulles Airport in northern Virginia, were moved to act by the images and news of the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. They came up with an original music and dance event they called Wepa! Thon Dance for Puerto Rico. The

United for Puerto Rico grants $1,918,662to nine nonprofit organizations

San Juan, Puerto Rico, December 1, 2017 – United for Puerto Rico granted $1.9 million to nine nonprofit organizations that will provide relief to those most affected by Hurricane María. On this occasion, funds were distributed among the following entities: Multisensory Reading Centers of Puerto Rico: $8,097, with the support of the Puerto Rico Department

United for Puerto Rico signs an agreement with Foundation for Puerto Rico to provide management services for grant applications

With the aim of further strengthening its organizational structure as a 501c3 non-profit entity, United for Puerto Rico has reached an agreement with Foundation for Puerto Rico (FPR) by which the Foundation will provide technical and administrative support in a cost-efficient manner to increase the organization’s capacity and agility to process grant applications. “In view

United for Puerto Rico distributes $2,116,500.00 million in aid to NGOs

San Juan, Puerto Rico, November 17 2017 – United for Puerto Rico announced the distribution of more than$2 million in funds during the second week of November to five nonprofit non- governmental organizations that seek to aid communities in need. “Until now, United for Puerto Rico Board had approved donations to fifteen non-profit organizations, distrusted