Puerto Rico Disaster Relief
Trips run in the fall over a weekend or during winter break, as needs arise.
About the Trip
All Hands and Hearts has done extensive work to learn from locals what the greatest needs of local Puerto Ricans are. They have learned that this manifests as assistance in roof repair and door and window replacement. In addition, they are asking for help in home sanitation. NPU students will be working on these types of projects alongside our partner community. The trip will also include intensive Spanish-language exposure as well as cultural learning and immersion.
Partner: All Hands and Hearts
Partner Mission Statement: All Hands and Hearts—Smart Response efficiently and effectively addresses the immediate and long-term needs of communities impacted by natural disasters. By listening to local people, and deploying our unique model of engaging volunteers to enable direct impact, we rebuild safe, resilient schools, homes and other community infrastructure. Through volunteer and community engagement, we aim to help families recover faster after natural disasters using our “smart response” strategy. By rebuilding in a disaster resilient way, we prepare them for future events and, through the process, strengthen both volunteers and communities.