On September 20th, 2017, Puerto Rico was forever changed by Hurricane Maria. A humanitarian crisis of epic proportions ensued, leading to shortages of power, water, medical care, essential supplies, and even hope as residents saw no end in sight to the crisis. During natural disasters and the lack of resources thereof, often the most affected are the most vulnerable–children and the elderly.
Puerto Rico Rise Up, Inc
Puerto Rico Rise Up, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization comprised of healthcare professionals throughout the United States and Puerto Rico that launched in response to the catastrophe caused by this massive storm. We have a network composed of more than 3,000 doctors and volunteers committed to renewing Puerto Rico. As the calamity began to unfold, in just a few short weeks, our team bridged the different institutions, medical providers, and hospitals in the United States and Puerto Rico to provide medical care, equipment, and medications. Many of our members went, and continue to go, door to door, providing medical care as well as hand-delivering medical supplies, food, and water to those in need.
Empower and Uplift
As time continues to pass, it is evident the ongoing needs surpass many of our capabilities as individuals and that the full restoration of Puerto Rico is a long-term and collaborative enterprise. Together, we can empower and uplift our citizens in Puerto Rico, sending a clear message that they are not forgotten and they are not alone. We are stronger together.