There is an immediate need for assistance in Puerto Rico. Below are suggested items that can be sent to Puerto Rico for distribution. It is recommended that you pick up an $18.85 flat-rate shipping box at the Post Office and fill it to capacity with any of the suggested items below. The other option is to order through Amazon Prime. Estimated delivery through Amazon is about 12 – 19 days. A church member in the district has family in Puerto Rico who have agreed to assist with distribution.
Items should be shipped to:
Samuel Camacho and Carmen Arroyo
PO Box 1867
Sabana Seca, PR 00952
Include any or all of the following:
Toothbrushes, all sizes Toothpaste
Hand Sanitizer Bar of Soap
Baby and Flushable Wipes LED Lamps with batteries
Batteries: AA, AAA, C, D Canned food (Chicken, Vienna Sausage, etc.)
Outdoor work gloves, all sizes Sanitary pads and tampons
Deodorant Band aids, all sizes
Long lighters for grilling out
From Samuel and Carmen:
Good Morning my friends! We have received so many donations and they are finally arriving. My family is overcome with emotions every time they give a box to someone. A lot of gratitude and tears of appreciation is happening right now in PR. We are not done yet. Currently we have 26% of the island with power but the grid collapsed again and they back down to 20 something. This not good. It’s been 1 month. However, we are making a difference, that’s for sure. We are helping the people that have lost everything.
Other Resources for conversations on Puerto Rico from the General Commission on Religion and Race: