MCS Foundation Announces Grand Opening of Island-Wide Laundry Facilities at Acción Social de Puerto Rico Facilities

MCS Foundation Announces Grand Opening of Island-Wide Laundry Facilities at Acción Social de Puerto Rico Facilities

The MCS Foundation and Acción Social de Puerto Rico celebrated the opening of Acción Social’s community laundry services provided at its 24 centers during an event in Cidra, Puerto Rico. MCS Foundation has donated 30 washing machines, two of which are in the Cidra center; and 30 power generators.  The remaining appliances have been distributed among the remaining 23 Acción Social de Puerto Rico’scenters across the island. MCS also participated in the Cidra event by delivering health clinics and…

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Shop Your Way To Bring Holiday Cheer To Children Of Puerto Rico

Shop Your Way To Bring Holiday Cheer To Children Of Puerto Rico

Sears and Kmart membership platform and e-commerce marketplace teams with Major League Baseball player to host toy drive and support ongoing relief efforts. As rebuilding efforts continue in the wake of Hurricane Maria, Shop Your Way is bringing the magic of the holidays to the island with the announcement of a unique toy drive to support “Que Ningún Niño Pierda la Ilusión en Esta Navidad (“Let no child lose the illusion this Christmas”),” an initiative in partnership…

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Houston Astros’ Carlos Correa Makes Surprise Appearance at Vamos A Pescar™ Youth Fishing Event

Houston Astros’ Carlos Correa Makes Surprise Appearance at Vamos A Pescar™ Youth Fishing Event

Correa and fiancée Daniella Rodriguez help get kids hooked on fishing. Houston Astros star Carlos Correa gave 100 kids the surprise of a lifetime when he and fiancée Daniella Rodriguez showed up at a youth fishing clinic in Katy, Texas earlier today. The event was held at Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World in partnership with Vamos A Pescar™, an initiative by the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) and Fishing’s Future. “Carlos is an excellent advocate in our mission to inspire and engage…

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Statement by FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., updating on Puerto Rico related medical product shortages

Statement by FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., updating on Puerto Rico related medical product shortages

While Puerto Rico is making progress in its effort to recover from the devastation left by the hurricanes, it remains a long process and there’s a lot of work left to do. At the FDA, we’re vigilant about helping address the challenges that remain. Power is being restored across the island and, importantly, some major medical product manufacturing facilities are coming back online and stabilizing their production. However, until the grid is reliably restored, many firms will…

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OHorizons Recovery Initiative Continues to Empower Puerto Rico

OHorizons Recovery Initiative Continues to Empower Puerto Rico

More than two months after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, the island remains in crisis. Millions, especially in rural, harder to reach communities remain without power, access to clean drinking water, refrigeration, and other essential resources. This is one of the worst humanitarian disasters in U.S. history. OHorizons, a global nonprofit organization, is embarking on a massive Puerto Rico relief initiative that is saving lives by putting their global experience of implementing practical, scalable, and locally empowering clean…

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Wounded Warrior Project Helps Veterans in Puerto Rico

Wounded Warrior Project Helps Veterans in Puerto Rico

Hurricane Maria roared ashore in Puerto Rico on the morning of Wednesday, Sept. 20. The powerful storm packed sustained winds of more than 150 mph, whipping through an island nation already impacted by another hurricane just weeks earlier. As the sun rose, the island of more than 3 million people – including about 75,000 veterans – discovered terrible devastation. Puerto Rico’s electric grid was in shambles. More than three weeks after Maria, the utility that provides water to 97 percent…

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Hygiene Kits Still Needed for Disaster Survivors

Hygiene Kits Still Needed for Disaster Survivors

Society of St. Vincent de Paul volunteers responding to hurricanes and wildfires. The SVdPUSA Disaster Services Corporation has been working non-stop coordinating disaster relief services in response to hurricanes in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico, Georgia, Alabama, the Carolina’s and the U.S. Virgin Islands, and wildfires in California. With millions of individuals being displaced because of these disasters, the DSC has been assisting survivors with immediate needs, in addition to its traditional role of long-term disaster relief services including: on-site training, Rapid Response…

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Whitefish Energy Holdings, LLC Statement on Agreement with Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA)

Whitefish Energy Holdings, LLC Statement on Agreement with Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA)

Whitefish Energy Holdings, LLC today announced its continued support of the Puerto Rico power restoration mission with the formal approval and ratification by the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) Board of Governors of the company’s $300 million agreement with PREPA.  Whitefish Energy has been working for PREPA since Sept. 26, 2017 to repair and reconstruct electrical transmission infrastructure on the island. The company has been providing, and continues to provide, daily updates on its progress. Three hundred Whitefish Energy employees…

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Boys & Girls Clubs Puerto Rico Celebrates the Reopening of Its Las Margaritas Community Center

Boys & Girls Clubs Puerto Rico Celebrates the Reopening of Its Las Margaritas Community Center

Becomes the gathering center for the community, with MCS volunteers taking hot meals to 1,500 people. As part of the MCS Foundation’s initiatives to help Puerto Rico, a group of 30 employee volunteers from MCS Healthcare Holdings, LLC (MCS), a leading healthcare company in Puerto Rico, went to the Las Margaritas community to celebrate the reopening of the nonprofit Boys & Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico (BGCPR) center, and brought hot meals, music and entertainment to all the residents…

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Habitat for Humanity to aid more than 6,000 families in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico in long-term housing recovery

Habitat for Humanity to aid more than 6,000 families in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico in long-term housing recovery

Habitat for Humanity is commencing the long-term phase of its Habitat Hammers Back hurricane recovery initiative, pledging to help more than 6,000 families across regions impacted by hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria. The nonprofit housing leader is seeking to raise $100 million to support the repair, rebuilding and new construction of homes to assist low- and moderate-income families in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico. “We’re in the midst of one of the largest housing disasters we have ever experienced in the United States,” said…

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