Vieques Love Pie Chart as of 12/2018


EXPENDITURES SEPT. 20, 2017 – DEC. 15, 2018

ViequesLove formed on the night of Hurricane Maria
out of love and dedication to the island where we live.
Although we didn’t have experience with disaster relief,
we knew what the obstacles would be in
providing the things that would be needed most.

Local knowledge of logistics, community leaders,
medical situations, and service providers
allowed us to act quickly and efficiently.

  • Supplied gas for emergency and police vehicles
  • Supported satellite WI-FI, allowing critical food stamp and ATM systems to function
  • Purchased gas for private flights delivering supplies
  • Provided Satellite phones to communicate with the ground team
  • Set up satellite phone call centers for residents to communicate with loved ones
  • Provided the neighboring island of Culebra with one Satellite phone
  • Attracted more media attention to Vieques
  • Advocated to suspend the Jones Act
  • Collaborated with elected officials on the delivery of gas and diesel fuel
  • Purchased lights to be installed on the Ferry Dock, Cayo and Rompeolas to ensure the safety of vessels traveling at night
  • Provided local knowledge and translation services to Tesla and other solar groups
  • Collaborated with COE for necessary emergency response
  • Worked with local group to advocate for generators and power response
  • Went to Washington D.C. to provide local knowledge of power situation to elected officials
  • Purchased parts to connect generators to gas supply
  • Funded generator technicians, labor and parts keeping critical generators on the island running
  • Purchased parts and oil to keep critical larger scale generators running
  • Distributed water filters and life straws provided as in-kind donations to ViequesLove
  • Provided cisterns to high school
  • Provided generators and pumps to the water company
  • Provided logistical and financial support to bring atmospheric water evaporation to Vieques
  • Supplied water to community groups distributing across the island
  • Purchased pumps for the sewage treatment plant and Aquaductos
  • Supplied medicine to the hospital
  • Supplied health and hygiene products to the elderly and infirm
  • Purchased insulin coolers for diabetics
  • Supplied 73 in-kind solar generators to sick and elderly patients requiring life support medical machinery
  • Supplied 60 gas generators to needy residents or those requiring medical machinery
  • Purchased exit flights for patients in dire medical need
  • Purchased flights for dialysis patients to receive treatment in Puerto Rico
  • Supplied numerous solar lights, tarps, tents, solar radios, and water filters
  • Purchased building supplies for homes in dire need and collaborated with volunteers to help those who could not help themselves
  • Collaborated with other nonprofits to obtain generators, supplies, solar equipment, medicines, water filters and critical volunteers to the island
  • Acquired, transported and distributed over 120 pallets of goods to churches, organizations and agencies to prepare for storm season.
  • Purchased new mattresses to replace water damaged and moldy mattresses
  • Supplied food and water to community groups distributing across the island
  • Supported the Food Bank of Puerto Rico so they could continue to bring food to Vieques
  • Provided ongoing support to groups supplying daily hot meals and food to barrios in need
  • Ongoing support to HopeBuilders to fund contract workers
  • Support to VER for construction of treatment center
  • Support to Water Rescue Foundation for Atmospheric Water Evaporation machine
  • Provided logistics, accommodations, local knowledge and manpower to groups coming to the island to help including medical clinics, veteran help groups, and volunteers
  • Became the community liaison providing behind-the-scenes support and intel to alleviate problems before they arose or provide a solution or support immediately.
  • initiated community meetings
  • provided translation services in meetings with Emergency Management, Tesla, Health Clinics
  • Purchased equipment to supply internet in schools to assist teachers and administrators
  • Provided emergency needs for schools such as paint, cisterns, window screens, construction, cleaning and first aid supplies and generators
  • Rebuilt the lower level of the Sugarcane Pier in Esperanza to help fishermen return to work
  • Collaborated on tourism campaign with award winning advertising agency
  • Site revitalization