April 10, 2018
FSNI – Family Services Network International was tasked with sending aide to Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria in November 2017. We were able to help the people with essentials like water, food, clothing, furniture, adult care items, female hygiene items, and baby items just to name a few.
We spent one week visiting families in 11 different cities across the island and created relationships with several nursing homes, and local relief centers/non-profits. The goal was to create a network of individuals and organizations who we could partner with to provide aide in a more efficient manner during the second phase of our project.
All of the funds donated will go to providing aide to the people of Puerto Rico. FSNNY will be sponsoring the transportation cost which allows for us to use 100% of the proceeds for the people of Puerto Rico!
Our goal on the first trip was to raise $3000 and we accomplished it thanks to the support of so many people who heard about our campaign.
This time we want to raise $10,000!!!
We are looking to provide relief for the families who were located in areas difficult to reach. We realized on our first trip that some people had water and lights, but there were so many who did not. Not to mention the others who were too far to get anything (including government aide). We want to provide aide to those that can’t be reached conventionally.
Our Phase 2 trip will be set for June and late August. We thank you in advance for helping us give back to Puerto Rico and will keep you posted on our mission as we continue to prepare!
Puerto Rico Se Levanta!
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Phase 1 – November 14, 2017
Family Services Network International is happy to report that we went to Puerto Rico with a 40ft container of relief goods and delivered those goods to the folks in need. We visited 11 cities throughout Puerto Rico. Here are some of the places that we documented: Aguadilla (el pueblo, Guerrero), Isabela, Aguada, Moca, Aponte, Ponce, Guayama, Utuado, Cayey, San Juan, Carolina, not to mention all the places we drove through to get to our destinations. During our trip, we took video and pictures of the conditions to better prepare ourselves for future relief work. We made several connections with local businesses and groups and will be partnering with them on future trips to the region.
Many other agencies typically use donated funds to help cover costs of travel and personnel, however FSNI did not follow this model. As an agency we covered those expenses allowing for your donations to get to those in need “dollar for dollar”!
We are currently collecting donations at our Bushwick Location:
FSNI – 1420 Bushwick Ave, Brooklyn NY 11207
We will be gathering items here until shipping has been arranged. Any further questions, feel free to contact the office of the President/CEO or HR/Special Projects for further details.
Puerto Rico Government Released A List of Items It Needs Most Desperately
- Bottle Water
- Baby Wipes
- Hand Sanitizer
- Canned food
- Dry food
- Baby Formula
- Garbage bags
- Canned Milk
- Canned and dry pet food
- Baby and adult pain relief medicine
- Stomach relief medicine
- Mosquito repellent
- Blankets and Pillows
- First Aid kits
- Laundry Detergent
- Dish Soap