The aftermath of Hurricane Maria still weighs heavily on the island of Puerto Rico. Devastated from last year’s historic hurricane season, the road to recovery seems endless. Homes are still without basic essentials and families continue to struggle on a daily basis. Today, Delivering Good returns to Puerto Rico to further assess the needs of those affected by the hurricane. As Lisa Gurwitch, President and CEO of Delivering Good; Karen Bromley, Principal of The Bromley Group; Taylor Gray, Treasurer and VP of The Countess Moira Charitable Foundation; Noelle Heffernan, Publisher at Earnshaw’s; and Rita Polidori O’Brien, VP of Marketing & Communication at United Legwear & Apparel Co., take the journey to Puerto Rico, they bring with them a sense of hope and a strong commitment to providing good.
The team will be visiting the Centro Med Elementary School in Villa Palmera where they will participate in a distribution event coordinated by the Methodist Church of Puerto Rico. Lunchboxes and backpacks filled to the brim with supplies will be provided to over 70 children. In addition, the team will be visiting individual families and homes who have been affected by Hurricane Maria in order to truly understand the specific needs and items they require to ensure a proper recovery and a sense of normalcy.
As the trip comes to a close, the team will also visit José F. Diaz Elementary School and Villa Capri Elementary School in Trujillo Alto. After engaging with the students, the team will conduct two distribution events coordinated by the Carlos Beltran Foundation. The event will provide lunchboxes, backpacks and shoes to 600 children. As the road to recovery continues for Puerto Rico, Delivering Good is committed to continued support in rebuilding the communities of Puerto Rico. Stay tuned in the coming weeks for more information about this impactful trip.