Architects and community organizations take action in Puerto Rico
Hurricane Maria caused an unprecedented level of devastation in Puerto Rico. Thousands have died or been left homeless due to a lack of adequate resources. Architects, community organizers and civic officials are working tirelessly to rebuild and share resources, but the need remains great.
While creating this documentary short, we were truly inspired by the efforts of Enlace, working to build roofs, and Resilient Power Puerto Rico, working to provide solar power. We hope you will learn more about both organizations and consider donating.
The Caño Martín Peña ENLACE Project is the umbrella initiative encompassing the organizations that work together to bring about the dredging of the 3.75-mile Caño Martín Peña and the redevelopment of eight communities along its path, thereby helping to transform the city. The ENLACE Project is driven by the Caño Martín Peña ENLACE Corporation, the G-8, Inc., and the Caño Martín Peña Community Land Trust, as well as a large G-8 group of partners that includes universities, foundations, and private and public organizations.
Resilient Power Puerto Rico is a humanitarian effort, launched just hours after the devastating landfall of Hurricane María in Puerto Rico, organized by a group of friends from New York City with close ties with Puerto Rico. RPPR’s mission is to bring independent electricity, water, and communications to the people of Puerto Rico. RPPR is spearheading a grassroots initiative to bring solar micro-grids to the island’s most vulnerable services and populations. RPPR Makes this effort through donations and contributions of materials and work developed by a group of collaborators in New York and Puerto Rico.