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. To date HEART 9/11 has sent 112 volunteers volunteers to Puerto Rico, working over 4,600 hours to rebuild homes following Hurricane Maria. 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 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 made connections with municipal and grass root organizations. The HEART 9/11 Advance Team 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 HEART 9/11 Hurricane Maria Medic Team arrived, set up the clinic. HEART 9/11 Medics treated patients old and young. The Response Teams are comprised of New York City Fire Department (FDNY) , NYC District Council of Carpenters,  Laborers Local 79 – New York City.

 

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.