Since September, HEART 9/11 has collaborated with a number of organizations, including Playita Resiliente, Sacred Heart University, the University of Puerto Rico, the City of San Juan, Jonathan Marvel Architects, JetBlue, American Express, 100 Resilient Cities and the Rockefeller Foundation to rebuild over 100 badly damaged homes in Playita, Canteras and Orocovis. The HEART 9/11 response teams include firefighters, union laborers, carpenters, police and paramedics. Volunteers have distributed solar battery packs, donated by Cantor Relief Fund, to many affected by Hurricane Maria. In the next phase of our response, we will send skilled carpenter volunteers to work with and train apprentices over the course of 10 weeks. It is an important next step to teach young people in Puerto Rico the necessary skills to help their neighbors and to secure employment in the construction field while building resilience.

 

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