We are done receiving donation, our last day was October 7, 2017.
Be on the look for additional help. Next week we will be announcing telephone number fro additional help.
The PR Hispanic Chamber is committed to help!
On September 20, 2017, the beautiful island of Puerto Rico was devastated by Hurricane Maria. The Chamber President, Frank Nieves, was in Puerto Rico during the hurricane and experienced the devastation first hand. After the Hurricane, he was able to personally assess some of the damages on the island. He returned to Florida on Sunday knowing in his heart that he had to create a plan of action to help Puerto Rico. Since his return, he has been working with the Board of Directors of the Chamber and volunteers. They have prepared a plan of action to collect via donations and distribute much needed items directly to the families in Puerto Rico.
Via many pictures and videos, we have all seen the damage done. We must help now!
The Puerto Rican Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Broward County will be collecting donations to send to the affected families in Puerto Rico. There were 6000 homes lost in Toa Baja and 3500 lost in Catano just to name a few of the damage done. Since they are two of the most affected cities we will start with these two, other will follow. Our volunteers on the island will be delivering the items collected and securing their delivery to families in these two towns and securing they are delivered to the needed families.
With the assistance of private companies, citizens of Florida, and the right contacts in Puerto Rico, we will help to lift up families of Puerto Rico.
VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED RIGHT NOW!!
PLEASE CONTACT US FOR MORE INFORMATION.
Thanks to our Florida community, private companies, and San Bonifacio Church we have filled the first two containers which will be leaving on Tuesday or Wednesday, October 3rd or 4th and we are currently collecting to fill more containers to be sent.
Collections are taking place at:
4161 NW 88 Avenue Sunrise, Florida
(AMC Movie Theater Plaza).
Cross Streets: Pine Island and NW 44th Street)
Saturday 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Monday through Friday 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Please, the items donated must be placed IN BOXES AND LABELED.
The items urgently needed are the following:
Mosquito Repellant, Water and Canned food (super needed)
Diapers (babys and adults)
Portable Cell Phone Chargers
Over the counter Medicines
Monetary Donations are needed to pay for the diesel fuel of the privately-owned trucks who will be distributing the products to the families in Puerto Rico. We are also receiving donations to pay for more containers shipments.
All monetary donations will be handled by an IRS Certified 501c3 in Puerto Rico (IRS certificated can be provided if needed) and your donation will be tax deductible.
Volunteers and drivers with trucks are also needed to assist us in Florida.
Please contact us for more information: Frank Nieves 954-559-5355; Liza Erazo 954-234-8447; Jannette Montalvo 786-991-3695; Jorge Arvelo 954-347-9091; Isa Cepeda 954-612-0986; Janet Lopez 954-695-9139; Wendy Otero Maldonado 787-530-3340