Class of 2018 Mission: Reach Jayuya with Critical Supplies and Medical Services
As part of the many ongoing hurricane relief efforts at Robinson, our “Heart of Service” continues in action. Led by the senior class and Chaplain, Rosangelica Acevedo, a group of student, family and staff volunteers teamed together to make a direct impact on families in the heart of Puerto Rico – to deliver much needed food, water, supplies and emergency medical attention to the families of Barrio Mameyes, Jayuya.
Our students and volunteers delivered groceries and necessities door-to-door, inviting families and children for an afternoon of community gathering, games and a barbeque lunch. Parent volunteers, Dr. Rosado and Dr. Munet, joined the group to provide mobile health services to anyone needing assistance. Adult volunteers worked to clear debris from a community storm drain in order to prevent flooding, mudslides and the collapse of surrounding homes. Construction crews rebuilt roofs for family homes destroyed by the storm. Students hosted local children for an afternoon of games, as well as engaged members of the community about the impact of the storm and how Robinson can be of further help.
Robinson School is forever grateful to the partner organizations that joined us in service to Barrio Mameyes. Vámonos Tours donated transportation, canned goods and supplies, water and security personnel to ensure the safety of our group of travelers. Bird Group LLC donated construction crews, materials and equipment to help rebuild roofs for houses damaged by the intense winds, as well as worked to remove debris from streets and properties.
Jayuya – we will be back! We will continue to gather donations, goods and supplies, and Robinson groups will continue to make deliveries to Jayuya every two weeks. Every helping hand can make a significant impact on the lives of those affected by the storms. If you are willing to donate time and/or resources to join us in service to the members of our island community in need, please reach out to Rosangelica Acevedo. Every member of the Robinson Family is welcome!
“As we lose ourselves in the service of others, we discover our own lives and our own happiness.” –Dieter F. Uchtdorf