The recent earthquakes
Guànica is located on the Southern shore of Puerto Rico where 7,000 residents reside, the median income is $14,000 and 50% of residents live at or below poverty level. For the last 6 months residents have suffered damage due to hundreds of earthquakes effecting the southern shores of Puerto Rico and are currently living outdoors camping in tents, on cots and in their cars.
"Hundreds of families are unable to pay for repairs to their ravaged homes. Others are unwilling to trust government inspectors’ assurances that their houses are safe."
- NY Times March 1, 2020
Sustainability in the face of many types of disasters can be challenging and especially create difficulty when natural disasters occur and the Worship Puerto Rico project team, local organizations, and churches are committed to providing resources that will promote social, mental, physical, medical, spiritual and financial sustainability that begins with serving the local communities. A community clean up day in Guànica is how we will begin service to Guànica and while the 2020 project in Puerto Rico will focus on providing salva mochilas (emergency backpacks) in Culebra, we have added a visit Guànica, go door to door and, offer clean up assistance to residents along with any other assistance in our ability to provide. Our team of healthcare workers, pastors, social workers and more are willing and ready to provide a help during this critical time.