SOS Puerto Rico Fundraiser


Imagine one day you wake up, and everything you worked for all your life is gone. Your home, your business, and all your material possessions are under water or destroyed by wind…In some of the worst cases your loved ones and your pets are missing and you cannot get a hold of your family…

On September 20, 2017 Puerto Rico was absolutely devastated by the worst storm to hit in 89 years.

This situation is particularly devastating for farmers and agricultural communities, who rely on their crops for survival. It is reported that in a matter of hours, the storm destroyed about 80 percent of the crop value in Puerto Rico! Farmers are predicting that there will be no food in Puerto Rico, there is no more agriculture and there won’t be any for a year or longer. Landslides in the mountainous interior of the island took out many roads and a major part of the agriculture infrastructure. People without agriculture….. are people without food! 

 

Our goal with this fundraiser is to help our dear friends from several small agroecological communities to start over, reconstruct their nurseries and agricultural structures, clean and prepare their fields for sowing and obtain seeds to replant the crops they lost

SHORT TERM GOAL

– To secure the supply of clean water, food and shelter for the residents and volunteers of these farms

– To enable the ongoing clearing/rebuilding of roads and pathways obstructed by fallen trees, landslides, broken bridges, etc.

– Obtain new and repair existing farming and forestry equipment AS SOON AS POSSIBLE

Repair Equipment & Tools:

– STHIL Chainsaws (291,391,250)

– Bench chain saw grinder and manual grinders (Husqavarna Sharpforce)

– 2300 Powerbright pw2300-12 power inverter

– Chainsaw air filters ms 193T

– Wedges

– Water proof walkie talkies

– Satellite phone (if possible)

– Dirt digger / bobcat to clean up land and reestablish access to water- $300-$400/day

– Stainless steel trailer ($1500)

– Headlamps

– VOLUNTEERS and funds to help feed volunteers

– Water filters (life straws or similar)

– Solar chargers for some of this equipment

LONG TERM GOAL and a BIG PICTURE PLAN:

– Rebuilding of structures like homes, hurricane proof bunkers, communal areas, greenhouses, and animal sheds

– Restoration of organic seed-banks

– Installment of sustainable technology such as solar, hydraulic and wind-powered equipment

WE WILL FOCUS ON THE FOLLOWING 3 COMMUNITIES (more may be added in the process):

– Finca Unagua + Finca Cucubanos ( located in Las Marìas) : Dedicated to forest conservation and  agroecological farming

– Conuco Flor de Maga ( Carite): Rainforest reforestation and conservation  project

 

 

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Contributions are tax-deductible under Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3) 

To Give by Mail:

Simply mail your check made to “Mangoes to Share” specifying the project you would like us to apply your donation to or just write “general” to apply it where it must needed to
Mangoes to Share, 1300 Brickell Bay Drive, Ste 500, Miami, Florida 33131

To Give by Phone:
786-600-7394 and ask for “Donation by Phone” options

For wire transfers, other payment options, or sponsorship for events, you may contact us at the number above or donations@mangoestoshare.org