San Juan, PR — Israeli officials from New York and Miami will deliver reconstruction aid to Puerto Rico at a ceremony in San Juan Tuesday. NY-based aid organization HEART 9/11 will receive the Israeli-bought tools to train a team of local apprentices, who will then work on much needed building repairs in the hardest hit areas of the capital.
U.S. officials from San Juan and New York will join Israeli and HEART 9/11 representatives at the press conference, along with Elizabeth Velez from the Velez Organization, which is also contributing to HEART 9/11 and has been a key partner in this endeavor. HEART 9/11 is proud to be working with Sagrado de Corazon University, Cantera Community Center, ConPRmetidos, Velez Organization and Empire State Development and is committed to aiding in Puerto Rico’s recovery.
Israel has been at the forefront of aid efforts in Puerto Rico after Maria, as it is worldwide after disasters, providing assistance in areas such as water technology, recovery crews and psychological care. By teaming up with HEART 9/11, Israel is following the lead of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo who has committed the state to aiding Puerto Rico’s recovery.