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 use donated funds to help cover costs of travel and personnel, however FSNI will not be following this model. It will sponsor those expenses allowing for the donations to get to those in need.
We are beginning to collect more donations at our Bushwick Location:
FSNI – 1420 Bushwick Ave, Brooklyn NY 11207
We will be gathering items there 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
Loading and offloading the container was a major team effort and we hope to travel with several of these containers on our next trip to Puerto Rico.