HEART 9/11 is working with Alejandra M. Castrodad-Rodriguez, the Chief Resilience Officer of San Juan and continues to have members in La Playita Puerto Rico assessing work to be done in the community, procuring materials for long term construction, removing debris and repairing homes and damaged roofs. The crew of skilled carpenters strip homes of contaminated materials and help rebuild homes and community centers in La Playita. The HEART 9/11 Hurricane Maria Advance Team has met with San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz to discuss sending a team of HEART 9/11 EMTs and medics to assist the overworked staffs at the medical facilities. Volunteers have made connections with municipal and grass root organizations. The HEART 9/11 Advance Team was deployed to assist with logistical support and to assess the immediate and midterm future needs of the affected communities around San Juan, Puerto Rico. Volunteers assisted police and fire departments in Cantera and La Playita devastated by the storm. The  Advance Team is comprised of New York City Fire Department (FDNY) and Laborers Local 79 – New York City. The HEART 9/11 Hurricane Maria Medic Team arrived, set up the clinic. HEART 9/11 Medics treated patients old and young.

 

 

HEART 9/11 Responds to Puerto Rico
HEART 9/11 is serving those affected by Hurricane Maria in La Playita, Puerto Rico. You can help us make a difference.