We thank you for your donation to our Offer Legal Aid to Earthquake Victims Project, which we began last year in January, after a 4.6 magnitude earthquake struck southwestern Puerto Rico. As you may recall, the quake caused great damage as have the hundreds of aftershocks and smaller quakes that continue in the region until today.
We can proudly attest to the fact that more than 350 disaster-related services were provided to individuals and families in need, victims of the earthquakes, during the past 11 months. Clearly, the pandemic changed the way we delivered services, but we were able, for the most part, to achieve the project goals and objectives as best as possible given the appearance of the Covid-19 health emergency.
Your contribution was central to our successful completion of the project, while also allowing Servicios Legales de Puerto Rico to become a member of the GlobalGiving family. Being a part of GlobalGiving allows us to seek more widespread, global support with which to meet the critical civil legal services challenges facing Puerto Rico’s most impoverished communities. For that we are very grateful to you.
As we shift our focus to Covid-related economic, housing and social problems, rest assured that earthquake disaster-related services will continue to be available to the communities most affected by the tremors and individual survivors will be continuously served.
We invite you to continue to support our work. You can visit our website servicioslegales.org, or our social media channels to keep abreast of Legal Service’s response to shifting client needs as a result of this evolving, dynamic economic and healthcare crisis, as well as other critical needs and problem areas.