SERVEUP PUERTO RICO IS A BRAND NEW PROJECT FOR 2019
In March of 2018, a group from MIT and Brown University did a pilot ServeUP Puerto Rico trip. It was fruitful work and students learned much.
This year we will expand to offering ServeUP for 3 weeks over March. We will be rebuilding homes and learning about the impact of the two hurricanes which hit Puerto Rico this past year.
We will partner in rebuilding with a group called SBP, which we have worked with for over 10 years, first in New Orleans, in Baton Rouge, and in Houston, and now in Puerto Rico. We will also partner with local churches which have organized across denominational lines to help those in need.
Though power and water has been restored to 95% of the homes. 40-50% still have blue tarps over their roofs and are living in need of structures which keep the elements out.