Brazil, Aug 30-Sep 8, 2018September 11, 2018
Thailand Gulf, Sep 1-Sep 10, 2018September 12, 2018
Team Puerto Rico traveled house to house in the mountains of Puerto Rico, worked in public housing complexes, and helped people in the neighborhoods hard hit by Hurricane Maria almost one year ago. We were honored to be back on this beautiful and resilient island.
I spoke to a man yesterday who was without water for 32 days and without power for 64 days. He stated that he was one of the lucky ones. He also said something else remarkable. Though he is sorry for those who lost family and friends in Maria, he said it needed to happen. It slowed down the “busy work” of life and brought together his community. He and his neighborhood, for a lack of anything better to do, would sit on the curbs and talk; something they “didn’t have time” for prior to Maria. I think there might be a life lesson in that. – Megan, Team Puerto Rico