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Puerto Rico Rises Corp

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Disaster Aid, Disaster Preparedness & Relief Services

Mission: Help communities to develop, leaders to grow and citizens to be empowered.

Results: Distribution of more than 6M pounds of food, water & supplies Reached more than 100,000 american citizens living in Puerto Rico 12 Programs Developed Distribution of building material to more than 150 families

Target demographics: rebuild our beautiful Island after the devastation created by Hurricanes Irma & Maria

Direct beneficiaries per year: 100,000 people around the Island

Geographic areas served: Puerto Rico and Mainland

Programs: Community Empowerment Emergency Response Prevention & Preparedness Woman Empowerment Education Food Bank Medical Supplies Distribution

Community Stories

10 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Donor

Rating: 5

This is the type of organization that donors shall support. They put action on their words. They comply, they respect the word. They are helping Puerto Rico after 2 years, non-stop and now they are helping the Bahamas. Pretty active and reliable organization.

Donor

Rating: 5

Excellent organization and a much better human being their leader. Truly committed to helping others. Sara Lopez is an inspiration.

Donor

Rating: 5

As a donor, I am very pleased with how Puerto Rico Rises is always taking care of sending reports, videos and photos on where and how my donations were used. I have donated approximately 5 times for different campaigns and I always receive a donor report and that is transparency. I trust this organization and can recommend them with no hesitation about their honesty and hard work.

Client Served

Rating: 5

After hurracaine María hit Puerto Rico some of us got no help from FEMA or thw government. PRRises was there in our time of need. We got aupplied with clothes, diappers for my babies, milk, water and food. They where so good and attentive to us. We are always gonna be grateful.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Puerto Rico Rises, is an amazing organization dedicated to help and support the underserved communities in PR after the Hurricanes Irma and Maria.

Sara Lopez is the most dedicated human being I ever had the pleasure to meet and collaborate with. It's an honor to be a part of her amazing vision to serve others in need anywhere in the world.
May God continue giving her the strength and courage to continue her life project for many more years.
God Bless her and everyone involved in this philanthropic endeavor.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Puerto Rico Rises is dedicated to its mission statement and to the people going through devastation dur to natural disaster.
When Maria traumatized the Puerto Rican people Puerto Rico Rises employees rose to the occasion, not only bringing the bare necessities, but also providing energy efficient mobile home, bringing wood to rebuilt roofing and walls to the country that was a in great need. Puerto Rico Rises bought this and much more, like compassion empathy, love and put smile that will last a life time.
Today Puerto Rico Rises to the devastation of the Bahamas. Looking to provide all services needed to help the Bahamian people that are suffering due to the horrific hurrican Dorian




1 Zahira A.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This organization worked by sending 3 million pounds of food and water to Puerto Rico after hurricane Maria. I was a volunteer for them. Now, with the Bahamas situation after hurricane Dorian, they have multiple places in Puerto Rico and Florida to collect donations and they are almost ready to go to Bahamas. Keep up the good work! Kudos to Sara Lopez and her team!

1 angelicasuarez7

Donor

Rating: 5

I discovered this jewel of an organization in late 2017 after Hurricanes Harvey and Maria had hit Texas and Puerto Rico, respectively. My nephew’s wife and family had raised funds at their Cristina Restaurants in Texas to help those who were impacted by the storms, and I was asked if I knew a trustworthy organization in Puerto Rico that would be good stewards of the donations. After some research, I found Puerto Rico Rises and Director, Sara Lopez, and soon realized that she is not only a person of sincerity and integrity, but that she and her team have a genuine heart for the people served by the organization.

We asked that part of the donation be used for Corozal via the “Adopt A Barrio” program in memory of my father who was born there. She and a team member recorded their ascent up the mountain and later posted beautiful videos and photos documenting their visit to the town while distributing water and supplies. I am forever grateful to Sara and Puerto Rico Rises for making it happen during a period when it was nearly impossible to get aid to that area.

I have followed the organization through social media and have seen the impact that they continue to have, providing in much needed practical ways - food, water, beds, cooking appliances, and even housing. Jesus said, 'Truly I say to you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.' (Matthew 25:40.) May Puerto Rico Rises be a firmly established and widely recognized non-profit organization, and may they receive all the resources needed to continue with their excellent and noble mission.

1 Carmen Elena L.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have follow this from the beginning. Has been amazing. All the sacrifice and hard work to help the ones in need in PR. I feel very proud of Sara Lopez who made all this happen

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Transparency. Commitment. Hardworkers.