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Puerto Rico Needs Help by boats for it's under water without electricity for months and no trace of red cross | Have You Seen Them?
By Ocean Blue Buzz
Puerto Rico is still under water, with no help from anyone. Three days after Hurricane Maria sunk the island as a Category 4 storm, and one of the strongest hurricane's to make a direct hit on the U.S. territory in over a century. Power is off across the entire island. Floods, downed power lines and food scarcity, lack of clean drinking water, or medicines has made this island a public health crisis that grows by the min. The U.S. Government has no extra help to send for we are still cleaning up and saving Houston and Florida damaged by hurricane Harvey and Irma.
As thousands of nonprofits would love to help, however lack of funding is the only thing holding them back. Ocean Blue Project a national nonprofit based in Oregon had to use personal funding just to help in Houston, Tx due to lack of support from donations, while most everyone donates to the red cross and other larger nonprofits that pay high wages to employees rather then directly making the impact that could be made. We all know paying employees is vital, however during times like this I'm not so sure salary's should be where grassroots donations should be going. Pureto Rico also must be a national priority and needs our help today or we will see many humans, animals, suffer from starvation, lack of clean water and beyond.
The devastation is awful and the full damage is not yet known as rescuers in kayaks are just today reaching some of the hard hit rural areas, on this Island. 3.5 million people was already recovering from not a direct hit by bump by Hurricane Irma that left half the island without power. The infrastructures are not very sound and more less not built very solid in the first place. After seeing this aftermath this is unsettling and Puerto Rico now faces a multi-billion dollar reconstruction effort and needs help from every nonprofit possible to help the affected to get back on their feet.
Ocean Blue is sending supply's and water and if you would like to give a helping hand, please donate at least one dollar. We do not pay our self, more-less we are a pivot to make sure the donation and supply's land exactly where other donations are not landing. Until our federal funding arrives we will continue studying how we can respond to sunken cities to help restore and join hands with hurricane on a annual basis. We have learned so much by visiting Houston Texas and Thank you to everyone that has donated to the Ocean Blue Hurricane Relief Fund. Today is after the fact however it's time to make sure we are letting anyone down next year during hurricane season as we all today understand hurricanes are growing larger and larger annually. Donate Today, Please!
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