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Hurricane Maria

We continue to provide critical humanitarian aid to Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Maria. We are currently providing building materials and hiring skilled labor to rebuild homes.

In the months immediately following the storm, we procured and delivered more than 2,000 large, heavy duty tarps to provide temporary shelter and protect families from the hot sun and frequent rain storms. In addition, we distributed $83,000 in infant formula and 2,100 disaster health kits to families in need. We also sent two 20' shipping container of canned food, one 40' shipping container of canned meats and fish, 190,000 cans of vegetables, tomato sauce, and sausage, and three 40' shipping containers of drinking water. 

Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico as a category 4 storm in late September 2017 and caused unprecedented damage to the island. 

Photos:

Partner organization Convoy of Hope distributes baby formula IRT procured from the Similac factory in Puerto Rico directly to hurricane victims.
The shipment of heavy duty tarps on the way RicotoPuerto

" Flores, 55, poses on a bed at her house in Barranquitas on Oct. 2. Andres Kudacki for TIME"
"A man who has lived in San Isidro since he was nine years old stands for a portrait on Sept. 28. Andres Kudacki for TIME"
An apartment building in San Juan, Puerto Rico following the storm.  Andres Kudacki for TIME

                                     "A woman looks outside from her damaged house in San Isidro on Sept. 28. Andres Kudacki for TIME"

IRT has more than 29 years of experience in assisting victims of disasters, both nationally and internationally. During its history, IRT has delivered more than $343 million in humanitarian aid to those in desperate need. IRT provided aid following Superstorm Sandy in New Jersey from 2012-2016, following Hurricane Katrina in Mississippi from 2005-2011,is continuing to send construction volunteer teams to Louisiana to repair homes following the 2016 floods, and is currently providing aid in Texas for victims of Hurricane Harvey.

*Top Photo: TIME

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