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Distributing water is a vital part of what Convoy of Hope does during times of disaster. Distributing water is a vital part of what Convoy of Hope does during times of disaster.

Prolonged Drought Launches Puerto Rico’s Need for Water

A prolonged drought in Puerto Rico has created severe water shortages for residents. Due to strict rationing, many are without regular running water. The situation was recently declared a state of emergency by Wanda Vázquez, the island’s governor.

Convoy of Hope’s International Disaster Services team has initiated a response in Puerto Rico. Containers full of water are shipping to the island, where our staff will distribute the product and get cases of water to families in need. Convoy of Hope’s team in Puerto Rico has been extremely active in recent months after several earthquakes caused millions of dollars in damage.

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Convoy of Hope serves thousands at Puerto Rico community outreaches

Convoy of Hope put on community outreach events in five communities across Puerto Rico at the end of 2018. With the help of hundreds of volunteers, more than 2,000 guests were served in areas where Convoy has been active since Hurricane Maria struck in 2017.

Many Puerto Ricans have continued to struggle to put their lives back together after the hurricane. Stories of homelessness or a lack of running water or electricity were common as families received much needed resources.

In addition to free haircuts, health services, groceries, and more, guests commented on feelings of hope they wanted to carry with them long after the events were over. The kindness of those in their own communities and those across the world who support Convoy of Hope gave guests a renewed hope for the future.

Convoy of Hope plans to put on approximately 40 more Community Events in 2019. Learn more about these events and where they will be located at convoyofhope.org/events.

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Community Outreach