PUERTO RICO DISASTER RELIEF: IMR TO RESPOND IN THE WAKE OF HURRICANE MARIA
Three weeks ago, Category 4 Hurricane Maria slammed into Puerto Rico, knocking out power, destroying homes, and flooding neighborhoods. With limited or no power, fuel, food, and resources, the citizens of Puerto Rico are vulnerable to disease and health complications. International Medical Relief has been asked to provide medical care to those most in need. We will be sending three teams over a three-week period this fall to help in this effort, then two more teams in March 2018.
These trips involve disaster relief work to help stem a public health emergency in Puerto Rico. Our teams will need to be self-sufficient as not to deplete the limited supply of services available. IMR will provide water purification systems, tented shelters, and dry food for our teams, plus medical supplies for our patients. The work will be difficult, but extremely rewarding. If you are up to the challenge, we would love to have you join us.
Learn more about our Disaster Relief Trips to Puerto Rico.
CAN’T GO ON A TRIP? WE NEED DONATIONS!
If you want to help with the situation in Puerto Rico but can’t go on a trip, we are collecting donations to purchase:
- Hygiene Kits – Thousands of Puerto Ricans are currently living without access to supplies for basic hygiene. We will be distributing hygiene kits to anyone who needs one.
- Mosquito Repellant – Bug spray is a must in Puerto Rico to repel mosquitos that carry Zika virus, dengue, and chikungunya. Many Puerto Ricans are in shelters or having to live outside their damaged homes, placing them at risk for contact with disease-carrying mosquitoes.
- Medicine – We provide all medicines required to treat our patients free of charge. As we will likely be treating thousands of patients over the three weeks we will have teams on the ground, any assistance we can receive to purchase medicine is greatly appreciated.