ViequesLove purchased equipment to enable the nonprofit GenerationGives to team up with the local internet provider Fire-Fi to install internet in all of the public schools in Vieques after the storm. This enabled the teachers and administration to perform their daily tasks and make up for time lost due to the power outage.
A venue for the Vieques senior class to present ideas and issues important to them to the ViequesLove board has been created asking the senior class president to join the ViequesLove advisory board. The class will hold one meeting a month to present ideas to members of the board.
Carmen x was the last person on Vieques to have power restored to her home. The cement post was destroyed which would normally carry the power from the grid to her home so even when the rest of her neighbors had power Carmen did not. Many agencies attempted to fix the problem for Carmen. ViequesLove…
ViequesLove is focusing on communication and education as components of preparedness. Providing satellite phones, radios (HAM, UHF, VHF, HF, & marine), and cell services to agencies like the local police and Emergency Management is helping to surmount many communication obstacles encountered after Hurricane Maria.
Estudios Technicos is one of the largest and most respected professional firms in Puerto Rico and a leader in disaster preparedness, management and recovery related consulting services. ViequesLove is considering using the the firm to analyze and study Vieques readiness and mitigation opportunities.
Lights were purchased and installed at the outdoor courts at the high school enabling students to have evening sports or activities.
ViequesLove purchased equipment for non profit GenerationGives and local internet provider Fire-Fi to install internet in all schools in Vieques after the storm.
ViequesLove provided cleaning supplies, paint, paper products, office supplies, first aid kits, generators and cisterns to the schools on Vieques. Ongoing initiatives will help to set up internet libraries, supply ceiling fans, and install lights on the high-school basketball court.
VER is a non profit organization helping the cancer patients on Vieques. ViequesLove is helping to build an addition on their building which will allow for a treatment room to offer chemotherapy.
ViequesLove purchased materials to rebuild the lower section of the Esperanza Sugarcane Pier allowing fishing boats to dock and recreational activities to resume. The pier is a Vieques historical gem and much loved by locals for jumping, fishing, snorkeling and swimming. Ron Solt and Pablo Connelly organized the volunteer effort to rebuild the dock.