Five years ago, Acacia Network expanded our work directly onto the Island of Puerto Rico. Working with local experts and consultants, we began the development an affordable housing project for seniors in Puerto Rico. Our project is under construction, and this disaster has set the efforts back. But our commitment to the community is resilient, and we are shifting our focus to the people and their immediate needs. With our initial $1 million dollar donation, we have launched our relief efforts. Right now, the best thing all of us can do is raise funds as much as we can so that when transportation and shipping resumes, we can be sure to get all of your donations to the victims of the Hurricane. We are in constant communication with many local and grassroots partners who are assisting us with the distribution of our help on the Island. Our goal is to bring help directly to the people, with local non-profits with boots on the ground and the infrastructure to deliver the help. As soon as we have more details we will update you.
Thank you for your support!
Help us, help Puerto Rico
Hurricane Maria, the most catastrophic hurricane to hit our beloved Island in almost a century, has left devastation for the people of Puerto Rico. The impact of this hurricane will be felt by all of us for a long time to come. Acacia Network, the largest Puerto Rican non-profit organization in the U.S., in partnership with other organizations, government, and private entities, is mobilizing to provide critical relief directly to the Island and all of its victims. Acacia’s leadership and Board have committed $1 million dollars to kick off the AyudaPuertoRico/DonatePuertoRico campaign, and requests matching funds from our colleagues and partners.
With the total loss of electric power and catastrophic flood waters, many parts of the Island are uninhabitable. The first response needed at this time is cash donations to assist with their immediate needs — clearing the roads, getting medicine to the sick and injured, and helping the most vulnerable residents, the elderly and the very young. We plan to have the Acacia team on the first flights to Puerto Rico as a part of our initial response, and to keep you informed. We will work onsite with the various communities, people, and entities in Puerto Rico to best determine what is needed and where.
Acacia Network asks you to join us in supporting the people of Puerto Rico, and we will ensure that 100% of ALL donations will go directly to the victims of this hurricane. Your contribution (large or small) is much needed and will make a difference to our familia on the Island. Please DONATE today! Muchas gracias a todos.
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A special recognition to our consultants Young & de la Sota Architects, ERS Consulting, Lic. Gilberto Oliver, Executive Home Search, Eliezer Collazo CIC Construction Group SE, and Estudios Tecnicos who will be part of our efforts and are helping us identify how to deliver the assistance.
Boys and Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico
Brigada Rafaga Solidaria- Helen Ceballos
Casa Pueblo de Adjuntas
Caguas Court Yard Senior Housing
El Caño Martin Peña
Fundación Ecologica Educativa, Inc.
Iglesia Discípulos de Cristo Metropolitana
Jose Santiago Inc.
Municipality of Toa Alta
Parroquia del Espíritu Santo, Toa Baja
In our efforts to provide immediate financial assistance to the victims of natural disasters, including Hurricanes Irma and Maria, in Puerto Rico and other Caribbean islands, we established “Ayuda Puerto Rico,” a Not-for-Profit organization under Section 402 of the NYS NFP Corporation Law, applied to the IRS for recognition of exemption under Section 501(c)(3), and registered with the NYS Charities Bureau. While the processing of these applications by government agencies takes considerable time, we are temporarily using the legal structure of the Promesa Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)(3) NFP organization registered with the NYS Charities Bureau for the solicitation of donations and protection of donors and beneficiaries as well. A copy of Promesa Foundation’s latest annual report may be obtained, upon request, from Promesa Foundation at 311 East 175t Street, Bronx, NY 10457 or from the New York State Attorney General’s Charities Bureau at 120 Broadway, 3rd Floor, NY, NY 10271.
Promesa Foundation, Inc. Federal Employer Identification Number: (EIN) 13-3411787
NYS Charities Bureau Registration Number: 04-27-20
Ayuda Puerto Rico, Inc. Federal Employer Identification Number: (EIN) 82-2853993
NYS Charities Bureau Registration Number: 46-22-66