Puerto Rico: Hurricane Maria


Hurricane Maria:  Puerto Rico Updates

Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico 49 days ago.

These pictures were taken yesterday, and this is just a glimpse of the devastation in the mountains of Puerto Rico. 

Puerto Rico needs help, relief efforts need to continue coming.

Around Eco went to Puerto Rico to join forces and help at the Huracan Maria efforts

a house destroyed by Huracan Maria in Puerto Rico by Around EcoMan looking up to the sky while inside his on house at Huracan Maria in Puerto Rico photo by Around Ecokitchen destroyed by Huracan Maria in Puerto Rico by Around Eco

Puerto Rico Relief Trip

On November 6th, we travel from NYC to SJU to contribute to Puerto Rico's Relief efforts.

We were able to visit Ciales and Santurce and meet incredible strong people that basically lost everything and once you asked them how they were doing, most of them said: "We are ok, at least we are alive." But it's not ok not to have: food, drinkable water, medicine, ceilings, walls and so on.

We met, Don José (in the pictures) still had no ceiling, power and phone service. He was sleeping on a tiny bed and his house was flooded. We were able to help him, but there’s so much to do and so many more families to help.

Puerto Rico is not ok, Puerto Rico needs help!

Thank you Mochileando.com for being so committed to the island! Loved being with you guys, will always carry you in my heart!

Groceries delivered from NYC to Puerto Rico for Huracan Maria by Around Eco

Canned food for victims of the Huracan Maria in Puerto Rico by Around Eco

Groceries ready to deliver to victims of Huracan Maria in Puerto Rico photo to Around Eco

Bags full with groceries for families affected by Huracan Maria in Puerto Rico photo by Around Eco

Men crying in front of his house, telling the story about the effect of Huracan Maria photo Around Eco

Women helping clean and organize a Huracan Maria victim house photo Around Eco

Around Eco Founder Jenn Velez providing help to Huracan Maria victims in Sanurce Puerto Rico

Around Eco founder Jenn Velez and Mochileando founder Wilson helping in the recovery of Huracan Maria in Puerto Rico

Important Info - Puerto Rico Relief Efforts

Hello all-

Please note:

Around Eco will be on the ground helping with the relief efforts in Puerto Rico. Because of this, orders placed between 11/4 to 11/9 will take between 7 to 10 business days to ship.

Thank you, everyone, for your support and sorry for the inconvenience.

 

Around Eco announcement in regards to Huracan Maria in Puerto Rico

Limited Edition t-shirt for Puerto Rico

Hello all!

If you have been following us Around, you know that last week we went back to one of the most beautiful places in the world, Puerto Rico. As you know, Puerto Rico is still going through an extremely difficult time after the island was devastated by Hurricane María on September 20th.

Thanks to the donations from some amazing friends and supporters we were able to help some of those people who really needed it. During our visit, we witnessed the destruction left by the hurricane in Puerto Rico, but we also saw the unbreakable spirit of its people. Even while facing adversity, Puerto Ricans are unstoppable, but they are still in need of our help.

At A R O U N D we are committed to social responsibility and we want to continue our contribution to Puerto Rico's relief efforts. Thanks to the requests from our fans, we are launching a limited edition "Unbreakable Unstoppable Unforgettable" t-shirt, with 50% of the proceeds going to the Hispanic Federation.

Our t-shirts are made of 60% organic cotton, 40% recycled plastic bottles and are Fair Trade Certified. The art is handmade, so you pick the colors you like the best! This special limited edition design is a great way to get a unique Around t-shirt and give back.

Around Eco Unbreakable sustainable and fair trade tshirt

Around Eco Unforgettable ecofriendly and custom made tee fundraiser for Puerto Rico

Unstoppable at Around Eco female and male top in dark gray

 

****UPDATE 12/27/17****

The t-shirts are now sold out.  We sent the donation to the Hispanic Federation.

Thank you so much for your contribution.

Around Eco Receipt for the Hispanic Federation Unidos disaster relief efforts

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